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This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings, Obstacles and opportunities seem to pervade this issue’s news. From India, where new government visa restrictions are having a devastating effect on patient flow from Pakistan, to Malaysia, where a hands-on government approach is facilitating the creation of visa and extensions to increase patient flow and improve patient experience, the contrasts are dramatic. We’re […]

SPOTLIGHT: Mary Wong Lai Lin, Ph.D., Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council

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Editor’s Note: In our last issue we featured a write-up from Josef Woodman on the first Malaysia International Healthcare Travel Expo 2012 held late last year. His enthusiasm for the event and Malaysia as a medical travel destination inspired me to reach out to Dr. Mary Wong at the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) and learn […]

International Medical Travel: 2013 Update and Prospects for the Future

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John Maa, M.D. By John Maa, M.D., Assistant Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, and director, Surgical Hospitalist Program, TheUniversity of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Traveling overseas for low-cost medical procedures was touted on Capitol Hill as an alternative to the high prices of medical care for uninsured Americans as early as 2006. By 2012, […]

Wellness Tourism Worldwide Announces Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2013

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Wellness Tourism Worldwide announces its 2013 forecast of each trend and its relevance to today’s consumer, focusing upon new wellness design, programs and service levels in air transit, hotel accommodations and destinations. Camille Hoheb, wellness travel industry expert and founder, Wellness Tourism Worldwide, noted, “Health opens the door to a whole new world. We’re looking […]

Another US Domestic Medical Tourism Program: Boeing Offers Cardiac Care Specialty Program at Cleveland Clinic

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By Laura Carabello Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems, has announced that it now offers approximately 83,000 of its non-union employees and retirees, and their eligible dependents, the opportunity to travel to the Cleveland Clinic for its cardiac care specialty program. The program […]

Timely Tips for Medical Tourism Suppliers & Facilitators for Keeping Your Name off the Wall of Shame

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Editor’s Note: Thanks to our friends at Mercury Health for their permission to reprint the following item from their website. Mercury’s Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance team offers timely advice about how the new Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) raises the ante for compliance by medical tourism facilitators and […]

Indo-Pak tension expected to impact Indian Medical Tourism

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TravelBizmonitor.com – India’s medical tourism industry is set to take a significant hit if tension with Pakistan persists. Hospitals and industry experts fear the visa hurdles may restrict the movement of patients from Pakistan, who constitute 15-20 percent of the total international travelers coming to India for medical treatment, causing a chunk of revenue loss for […]

Reuters Explores Domestic Medical Travel Facilitation: Traveling for Healthcare, but Not That Far

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Editor’s Note: A recent Reuters’ story entitled Traveling for Healthcare, but Not That Far caught my eye. The story briefly chronicles one man’s quest for an affordable hip replacement, and introduces North American Surgery, a company specializing exclusively in domestic-based medical travel facilitation. (FYI: Medical Travel Today actually featured North American Surgery’s founder in an interview in 2004. Click here […]

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings, As with many industries, success often comes as a result of making the right connections. This issue is dedicated to making the right connections in medical travel. From a startup healthcare technology company that’s working to facilitate patient-doctor interactions globally and finding connections between wellness and cultural tourism, to cooperation between countries and one […]

SPOTLIGHT: Retired Maj. Gen. James Marks, Chairman, ADVON Healthcare

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Publisher’s Note: For those readers who would like to know why General Marks has the nickname “Spider” scroll to the end of the interview and learn from this amusing story!  James “Spider” Marks (JM): The thing that makes Advon so appealing is that it facilitates the requirements among the three healthcare touch points: medical/healthcare facilities, doctors and […]

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