Archive for May, 2013
Greetings, This week’s issue highlights how the push for transparency continues to drive a number of aspects of medical travel. Beginning with our SPOTLIGHT, featuring Simon Hudson, Ph.D., of the Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development at the University of South Carolina, we hear how increased transparency in pricing is influencing employer […]
Medical Tourism in 2013, Facts and Statistics Medicaltourismresourceguide.com — Currently, medical tourism is exploding worldwide, with a a number of countries now offering inexpensive healthcare. Currently the state of medical tourism is healthy, and poised to grow 30 percent annually. NCIA to Explore Untapped Medical Tourism Market Bernama.com.my — The Northern Corridor Implementation Authority […]
Simon Hudson, Ph.D., Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism and Economic Development, University of South Carolina
Editor’s Note: The last time Medical Travel Today spoke to Dr. Simon Hudson, author of Domestic Medical Tourism: A Neglected Dimension of Medical Tourism Research, the domestic medical travel movement was just beginning to take hold in the US. A year-plus later, understanding and awareness of the opportunity have grown tremendously. We caught up with Dr. Hudson to […]
From Medical Travel Patient to Professional: How Personal Experience Inspired the Launch of a Business
In 2009 I had shed 140 pounds through weight loss surgery and was in need of a plastic surgeon. Unfortunately, based on my need for healthcare rather than my ability to pay for it, I was placed on the National Health Service (NHS) waiting list for up to two years. Looking for an alternate route, […]
Spinal Research Stanmore to focus on international spine research and studies STANMORE, London – The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), the largest musculoskeletal orthopedic hospital in the UK and a leader in the field of orthopedics and spine, and SpineMark Corporation, a US-based developer of spine centers of excellence and spine research organizations, have […]
ipmimagazine.com — The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has launched the insurance partner relations opinion management e-system (iPROMeS), an electronic portal for managing suggestions, queries, feedback and complaints related to all heath insurance services provided in Dubai. His Excellency Engineer Essa Al Maidoor, Director-General of the DHA, who launched the portal, said, “In line with the […]
fiercehealthit.com — The global healthcare IT market is estimated to reach $56.7 billion by 2017— up from $40.4 billion in 2012 — due to the demand for clinical information technology, administrative solutions and services, according to a new analysis by MarketsandMarkets. To continue reading click here.
International Foundation Survey Finds Confidence in Employer-Sponsored Health Care – but with Changes
Employees can expect changes to healthcare benefits as a result of the Affordable Care Act Brookfield, WI May 16, 2013 — A new survey from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans found that employers’ confidence in their sponsored healthcare plans increased year-to-year, but many are planning to modify their plans due to effects from implementing […]
Millions of Americans will have surgery this year. Whether it’s the result of an emergency, an exploratory procedure or even elective, some surgical procedures are more common, depending on your age. To view a snapshot of total surgeries in the U.S., download the PDF here.
Regulatory Harmonization Institute Launches Workshops for Algerian Ministry of Health, Programs for Emerging Markets: Forums Address Drug/Medical Device Regulatory Requirements
Newly created Algerian Agence Nationale des Products Pharmaceutiques leads drug registration and approval of pharmaceuticals, issues visas to import pharmaceutical products and medical devices for use in human medicine ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. – The Regulatory Harmonization Institute, Inc. (RHI), an international, not-for-profit association dedicated to global harmonization of drug and medical device regulatory requirements, has been selected to […]