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This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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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 venues and countries. In that mix is India, which, while optimistic about […]

News in Review

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Dubai Medical Tourism Initiative Bolstered GulfNews.com – The medical tourism initiative received a much-needed boost as government bodies, stakeholders, private healthcare representatives and global healthcare companies met under the same roof of Arab Health, which opened on January 28. According to healthcare officials, who spoke about the medical tourism initiative and its implementation, the sector […]

SPOTLIGHT: Roland Conrady, ITB Berlin

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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 Conrady, to learn more. Here’s what he had to share. Medical Travel […]

Richard Krasner: Spinal Fusion Outcomes in Washington State

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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 edition of Health Services Research.The study on the safety of lumbar fusions, Joe […]

Clare Morris

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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 rectify that with an interview with Clare Morris of Columbia, SC. A long-time runner, Clare tore the meniscus in her left […]

Business Standard Reports Medical Tourists Boost Service Apartments’ Growths

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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 leisure travelers due to the extended nature of their stays. To view […]

TIME Magazine Examines India’s Surrogacy Ban for Gay Couples, Non-married Couples and Single Men and Women

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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. To read the story click here.

Cayman Islands: Construction starts on East End health project

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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 Islands construction site, where the 140-bed hospital is expected to open in […]

Philippines: Medical Tourism Potentials Eyed

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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 Philippine Economic Briefing on Wednesday. He added that, based on studies, there […]

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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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. As explored in this week’s SPOTLIGHT with Wilson, it’s clear the JCI […]

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