Volume 10, Issue 15: Leasa Bolen, CEO & Nicholas Beeler, COO of HALO Medical Travel Services Lessen the Burden of Patients and Families Who Travel to U.S. for Treatments

Dear Colleagues,   Medical Travel Today is excited to bring you an interview with Leasa Bolen, CEO & Nicholas Beeler, COO of HALO Medical Travel Services, a not-for-profit company serving patients who travel to Washington State, California and surrounding areas for medical treatment and need assistance with travel arrangements.   I had the fabulous opportunity

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 15

INDUSTRY NEWS  Key Takeaways from HLTH  By Laura Carabello   Digital. Technology. And more Digital Technologies  Technology and digital solutions dominated the conversation and the exhibit floor:  AI, machine learning, remote monitoring, advanced analytics, robotics and devices to diagnose, treat and resolve just about any disease or condition.    If the human touch of doctors, nurses and

Volume 10, Issue 14: Rick Louie, Principal, Hospital Pricing Specialists, LLC Sheds Light on Complex Pricing Models

Dear Colleagues, Medical Travel Today is excited to introduce you to Rick Louie, Principal, Hospital Pricing Specialists, LLC, a boutique data analytics company that benchmarks hospital prices for hospital CFOs and strategic pricing consultants In this exclusive interview, Louie explains how Hospital Pricing Specialists makes concepts like transparent and bundled pricing more consumer friendly through its award-winning

Spotlight Interview: Rick Louie, Principal, Hospital Pricing Specialists, LLC

About Rick Louie Over 25 years of experience with hospital benchmarking and operations improvement, with emphasis on hospital pricing. Co-founded Market Insights -- a healthcare informatics firm, including software development and database management. SVP of Business Intelligence at Health Data Insights, a Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (“RAC”) contractor for Region D

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 14

Americans pay up to 67 times more for drugs than those in other countries By Maia Anderson  beckershospitalreview.com– A report released Sept. 23 by the House Ways & Means Committee shows that Americans pay on average nearly four times more for prescription drugs than 11 economically similar countries. The report, titled "A Painful Pill to Swallow: U.S. vs. International Prescription Drug

Volume 10, Issue 13: David Thomas Boucher, Chief Business Transformation Officer, Bumrungrad International Hospital Discusses International Prescription Travel Program in Bangkok

Dear Colleagues, Medical Travel Today is excited to introduce you to David Thomas Boucher, Chief Business Transformation Officer, Bumrungrad International Hospital (BIH), a Joint Commission International accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. In this exclusive interview, Boucher discusses the immense financial benefits of BIH’s international prescription travel program where patients gain access to some

Spotlight Interview: David Thomas Boucher, Chief Business Transformation Officer, Bumrungrad International Hospital

David T. Boucher, former president, chief operating officer, UCI Medical Affiliates and Companion Global Healthcare, both wholly-owned subsidiaries of BCBS of South Carolina, is leading Bumrungrad International Hospital’s transformational initiatives. Boucher focuses upon international insurance billing functions, the end-to-end appointment booking and consumer inquiry process, expatriate marketing and public presentations

Industry News: Volume 10, Issue 13

South Korean CDMO consolidates, plants flag in California by Eric Palmer fiercepharma.com – South Korean conglomerate SK Holdings jumped decidedly into contract manufacturing a couple of years ago with deals for API plants in Ireland and the U.S. Now, it is rolling those into a group that includes its plant in South Korea in

News In Review: Volume 10, Issue 13

NEWS IN REVIEW An International Perspective On The Paradoxes Of US Health Care healthaffairs.org – Each year, the Commonwealth Fund selects an international cohort of Harkness Fellows in health care policy and practice, consisting of mid-career researchers, policy makers, and practitioners with leading positions in their countries, who come to the US to study