Greetings, Medical travel has expanded its reach beyond the radar of those in just the healthcare industry. As evidenced by this week's SPOTLIGHT and several INDUSTRY NEWS items, the potential of medical travel as an economic driver is taking center stage in many
Editor's Note: Attracting 170,000 visitors and 11,000 exhibitors from more than 180 countries, ITB Berlin is the leading B2B-Platform in the tourism industry. When I heard they were dedicating a session to medical travel, I decided to reach out to the event's scientific director, Roland
One of the most common procedures in workers' compensation is lumbar fusion, according to Joe Paduda, the source of today's blog post subject. In his blog post entitled, What We Nerds Love..., Joe discusses a study recently released on back surgery outcomes in the State of Washington in the February
Clare Morris Clare Morris Editor's Note: Covering the business of medical travel as we do, it's easy to go for long stretches without checking with the end consumer: the patient. In this week's issue we
Editor's Note: According to a recent story in business-standard.com, medical travel is creating new opportunities for service apartments in India. The article notes that patients and the companions prefer apartments to hotels for longer stays and, not surprisingly, rental agencies prefer medical travelers to
Editor's Note: A recent story in TIME Magazine takes a hard look at a new policy by India's Home Ministry that could have a huge impact on the country's $2.5 billion surrogacy industry. The perceived morally-based policy has both fertility centers and surrogates scrambling for understanding.
caymannewsservice.com-Work has finally begun on the much anticipated first phase of Dr. Devi Shetty's medical tourism project in East End. According to the local partners, some 40 workers, most of whom are said to be Caymanian, are now on the Health City Cayman
bworldonline.com- "The Tourism and Health departments are working on a medical tourism program. We are trying to see which are areas or services we can offer and where we can excel," said Tourism Secretary Ramon R. Jimenez, Jr. in an interview after the
Greetings, When Paula Wilson joined the Joint Commission International (JCI) in 2011, access to the organization's vast knowledge and data was accessible to "members only." Fast forward to two years later and Paula Wilson has put a plan into motion to change that.
Editor's Note: Medical Travel Today last talked to Paula Wilson in 2011, a few weeks after she assumed her role with Joint Commission International (JCI). As she herself stated, "I don't think I even knew where the restrooms were at that point."