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Archive for February, 2013

Paula Wilson, Joint Commission International

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  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.” Since that time she has not only gained her bearings but has helped JCI […]

Richard Krasner: Immigration Reform on the Horizon – What it Means for Medical Tourism and Workers’ Compensation

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Five years ago, members of a risk management discussion group I belong to on Yahoo Groups raised the question of whether or not illegal immigrants (i.e. undocumented immigrants) were entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The answer most of the respondents gave was yes, but with some restrictions, depending upon the state. One respondent in particular […]

Medical Travel and Orthopedics

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By Gabrielle White, RN, CASC, Executive Director, Ambulatory Services & Network Development, Hoag Orthopedic Institute Orthopedics is one of the most promising specialty areas for medical travel. In fact, a growing number of employers are sending employees to Centers of Excellence (COE), provider organizations that specialize in a particular area, delivering better outcomes and cost-efficiency […]

Can Medical Tourism Save Us From Obamacare?

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The rise of first-rate hospitals abroad may provide a vital lifeline for Americans. Written by Jim Epstein of Reason.com. Reprinted with permission. Outside of the United States, going to another country for medical care can lead to survival and recovery for patients otherwise facing certain death or long waits for treatment at home. Nigeria has […]

Patients Beyond Borders Announces Taiwan Simplified Chinese Edition

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Newest translated edition targets health and wellness travelers from mainland China The Taiwan Task Force for Medical Travel (TTFMT) and Patients Beyond Borders jointly announce the launch of Patients Beyond Borders: Taiwan Edition, Simplified Chinese Translation for international distribution in January 2013. Supported by the Taiwan government, hospitals, and related private organizations, the guidebook, originally published in 2009, will […]

New Hope for Type I Diabetes Patients

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Traveling4Health and Retirement announces sponsorship of World Renowned Stem Cell Surgeon lauded for research and treatment of Diabetes Traveling4Health and Retirement (THR) announces their choice of a stem cell surgeon sponsor in Buenos Aires, a popular South America destination location for overseas retirement and medical travel. “We are pleased to promote Dr. Alejandro Mesples as […]

Medical Tourism for Cancer Patients in Latvia

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DailyNewsEgypt.com-The treatment of cancer is constantly changing and many scientists are involved in trying to find a cure for one of the deadliest diseases we are confronted with in modern times. The small country of Latvia is at the forefront of one of the latest treatments for many forms of cancer that is attracting patients […]

McGill University Health Centre Claims Provided Care Was Not “medical tourism”

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Editor’s Note: Surgeons at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) took umbrage with a story that appeared in The Gazette (dailygazette.com) related to the care provided to a Kuwaiti woman in 2011. The story (found here) suggests that the patient’s care received priority over the needs of Canadian citizens and casts a harsh light on the relationship between the […]

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