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Archive for March, 2013

Physicians Fighting Back Against the Bureaucratization of Healthcare

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Editor’s Note: reason.com recently ran an interesting piece looking at the growing trend of direct primary care in the US. A result of physician-entrepreneurs fighting to bring transparent prices and market forces back to healthcare, the model of direct primary care is catching on fast as more and more physicians seek to establish new means of practicing […]

Indian Medical Tourism Conference 2013

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October TBD, 2013 – Bangalore/Ahmedabad, India The Indian Medical Tourism Conference (IMTCA) will showcase the need, progress and opportunities in medical tourism, and engage in conversations about Best Practices and Ethics in Healthcare. It will also showcase how innovation in healthcare is playing a key role in the development of mid- to smaller-sized organizations that face fierce […]

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings,Accreditation has long been a recurring theme in medical travel and with good reason. However, there’s a new theme emerging: making accreditation and the learning opportunities associated with it available to all. As covered in our interview with the Joint Commission International’s (JCI) Paula Wilson in Issue 3, JCI is working hard to provide education and […]

SPOTLIGHT: Varsha Lafargue, ONE HealthCare Worldwide

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Editor’s Note: In a recent exchange with David Vequist of the Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR), he suggested I reach out to Varsha Lafargue, founder and director of the Indian Medical Tourism Conference & Alliance (IMTCA), to discuss the conference, but more importantly, their collective effort to create a new model for accreditation. While […]

International Patients Flock to US for Assisted Reproductive Techniques

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By Celso P. Silva, M.D., M.S., Reproductive Medicine expert, the Center for Reproductive Medicine Celso P. Silva, M.D., M.S. After completing medical school 18 years ago, I moved from Brazil to the US and embarked on a career in reproductive medicine. My plan was to spend a year specializing in this area and then return […]

Serene Med Concierge presents first in series of Medical Tourism Webinars to USCIPP members

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Recently, Serene Med Concierge presented the first in a series of seminars on the International Patient Journey to U.S. Cooperative for International Patient Programs (USCIPP). Over 40 academic medical centers dialed in to a webinar on February 26 to hear the presentation given by Akilah Kamaria, director of Marketing for Serene Med Concierge. Focused on the thought processes of […]

New UnitedHealthcare International Alliances Provide Members Coverage Options in Czech Republic, Access to Network Providers Across Africa

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UnitedHealthcare International, a UnitedHealth Group business (NYSE: UNH), is offering new coverage options for its Global Solutions plan members traveling or residing in the Czech Republic, as well as access to a new “cashless” medical provider network for people traveling in Africa.Global Solutions is UnitedHealthcare’s global health insurance program for employers of all sizes with […]

SmartCare Worldwide Launches Medical Travel Benefit Program for Employers

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SmartCare Worldwide, a Houston-based medical travel facilitator, has launched a comprehensive medical travel benefits program that is available to all US employers. The new medical travel program will cut overall healthcare costs and provide employers a meaningful give-back benefit for their employees. The first to implement SmartCare’s new medical travel benefit program, offering its employees medical travel […]

EasyMed Services, Inc. Launches New Android Smartphone Application for International Medical Passport

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EasyMed Services Inc. announces the launch of a new smartphone application for its International Medical Passport on the Android platform. EasyMed’s International Medical Passport makes medical records accessible worldwide by smartphone – an important service for all business travelers. Today’s global travelers need instant access to their health records in case of an emergency. The […]

TIME Magazine Address the High Cost of Health Care in America

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TIME Magazine Address the High Cost of Health Care in America Editor’s Note: For those who missed it, TIME Magazine’s Steve Brill did a great job of examining the true cost of healthcare in America in his recent cover story, Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills are Killing Us. To hear Brill discuss how he approached the challenge of following the money […]

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