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News in Review

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CNN: Medical tourism: A Global Stampede for Affordable Care Cnn.com – As health costs skyrocket, Western travelers are getting comfortable with “foreign doctors” and much cheaper procedures. The America’s Differences in Healthcare SystemsMtmweb.biz – With the US healthcare system in flux, many Americans are looking beyond their borders for alternative solutions. Safety and affordability are […]

SPOTLIGHT: Patrick Flochel, Global Life Sciences Center, Ernst & Young

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  Medical Travel Today (MTT): How do you anticipate telehealth changing the way healthcare is delivered globally in the next five years? Patrick Flochel (PF): Healthcare has traditionally been produced, delivered, consumed and paid for at the hospital and at the doctor’s office. But the epicenter is shifting to a new “third place:” patients, who are increasingly discerning […]

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings, I once had a boss describe his attitude towards a project we were working on as “wildly, cautiously optimistic.” That’s kind of how I feel the content of this issue reads. On the one hand you have organizations forming new alliances aimed at raising professional standards and boosting consumer confidence (and business), and thought […]

Richard Krasner: Summary of “Legal Barriers to Implementing International Providers into Medical Provider Networks for Worker’s Compensation”

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Throughout the debate leading to the enactment of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA), one area of healthcare has been relegated to the sidelines: the rising cost of workers’ compensation claims. One major factor for the increase of workers’ compensation claims costs is the rise of medical costs associated with those claims. The average medical […]

Quiron Hospital Group and SpineMark Corporation Announce Opening of the San Jaime Spine Center of Excellence

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    Quiron Hospital Group, the largest private hospital network in Spain, and SpineMark Corporation, a developer of spine centers of excellence (COE) and spine research organizations, have announced the grand opening of the Quiron San Jaime Spine Center at Quiron’s San Jaime Hospital in Torrevieja,Spain. This center is SpineMark’s first international site, and is the […]

Singapore Private Hospital Runners Face Uncertain Outlook Despite Medical Tourism Boom

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  shanghaidaily.com – While Singapore has been one of the popular destinations for the rich who seek medical treatment, experts have mixed views about the outlook of private hospital operators that play a pivotal role in medical tourism in the city-state. Nobody doubts that the medical service sector of Singapore should remain strong over the […]

Dr. Maria K. Todd Presents on Why Medical Tourism Facilitators Fail

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Editor’s Note: Maria Todd, the author of The Medical Tourism Facilitator’s Handbook (2011 CRC | Productivity Press) and 10 other healthcare business administration professional books was recently asked to present a short session at an international medical tourism conference on the topic of ‘Why So Many Medical Tourism Facilitators Fail.’ Dr. Todd examined the phenomenon and compiled her impressions about facilitators […]

The Asia Medical Travel Council and the Thai Medical Tourism Association Announce Strategic Alliance by the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding

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The Asia Medical Travel Council (AMTRAC) today welcomes the Thai Medical Tourism Association (TMTA) into its ranks as a pioneer founding member. TMTA will make up one of five of the AMTRAC regional bloc members, the first bloc of its kind in the world, which would in time consist of four other prominent Asian countries […]

AACSH opens its doors to Dubai Medical Tourism Initiative

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The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital is set to open its doors to international patients seeking quality elective healthcare services in Dubai under the Dubai Medical Tourism Initiative, aiming to establish Dubai and the UAE as a world center for medical tourism. As part of the initiative, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Hospital […]

Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism Launch of Colombia’s Second Free Trade Zone for Health

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Pasto, Colombia – The Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Tourism inaugurated the Free Trade Zone, “Hispano-American Clinic,” on Friday, in the capital of Nariño. This was a response to the commitments made to the regions, and it is in line with the health plan for tourism businesses, which was designed by the Productive Transformation Program […]

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