Greetings, Not surprisingly, the day the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 vote in favor of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), the front page of The New York Times featured a story on the then-pending ruling. What was interesting was the fact that editors ran a story about medical
Greetings, Safety is and has always been a key issue in the world of healthcare and medical travel. While most of our efforts tend to focus on safety and the point of delivery, one organization is doing its part to bring a new level of safety to many medical travelers'
Greetings, The Self-Insurer, a publication of the Self-Insurance Institute of America, recently shined a light on the value proposition of medical and surgical care abroad. Penned by David Boucher of Companion Global Healthcare, the piece examines the differentiators that are driving employers to offshore their employees' surgical care (see INDUSTRY NEWS).Â
Greetings, While major media seems to be focused on the big billion dollar opportunities and numbers that medical travelpromises, there are a few folks who are keeping their focus a little closer to the ground and home. In our first SPOTLIGHT we feature Part Two of our conversation with Dr.
Greetings, While I hate the visual of the phrase "there's more than one way to skin a cat" evokes, it kept coming to mind as I compiled this week's issue. Our two SPOTLIGHT interviews both address the challenges of attracting patients to a destination, Central America and South Carolina respectively.
Greetings, Yet another interesting week in the world of medical travel. Both big players and small have been at work merging resources and ideas with what some might argue are varying degrees of results. On the one hand, Ascension Health announced plans to invest $2 billion in a "health city"
Greetings, After a week away for vacation, it was actually interesting to sift through the medical travel news that developed while I was away. The best news was that there really wasn't any bad news to be had. Medical travel continues to garner coverage in a diverse range of media
Greetings, In this issue I'm happy to present Part Two of my conversation with Yale University's Marcia Inhorn on the subject of Cross-Border Reproductive Care (CBRC). I, for one, found her insights into the factors shaping and driving the industry to be fascinating. I think you will too. FYI, a
Volume 6, Issue 6 by Amanda Haar, Editor Greetings, I learned a new term this week: Cross Border Reproductive Care (CBRC). It's a handy term as it's broad enough to cover care delivered anywhere in the world, and also encompasses all types of reproductive care - from surrogacy and egg
by Amanda Haar, Editor Greetings, I came to a realization this week: trying to wrap your arms around all that medical travel encompasses is a bit like trying to hold onto a hyperactive greased pig on growth hormones. Every time you think you've got a handle on it, it wriggles free in