This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings, There are few destinations that epitomize the promise and challenges of medical travel better than Dubai. Once heralded as the future face of the industry, Dubai and, in particular, Dubai's Healthcare City, were designed with noble aspirations and lofty ambitions. Then, like the rest of the world, it suffered

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Greetings, Transparency is a word that gets thrown around a lot in medical care. While the term is frequently applied to costs, its scope in the world of medical travel is expanding. In this week's SPOTLIGHT we speak with two individuals who are seeking to bring greater transparency to the

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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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

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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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'

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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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). 

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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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.

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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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.

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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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"

From the Editor

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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

This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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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