This Week in Medical Travel Today…

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Volume 7, Issue 13 Dear Colleagues: Credibility and the development of standards are key factors for optimizing the success of the medical travel industry, both domestic and international. While there are divergent perspectives on this issue, readers will find our SPOTLIGHT interview featuring

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Dear Colleagues: The globalization of healthcare is fast becoming reality, and the interview with Ralph Foster is further evidence of how companies can now serve a worldwide marketplace. Hospital development projects are a key factor in the proliferation of medical travel activities. As

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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

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Greetings, Recently I’ve been making the rounds of college campuses with my soon-to-be high school senior daughter. As anyone who has done this before knows, after you’ve sat through five or so information sessions and taken the hour-long tours, it all starts to

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Greetings, Regular readers of Medical Travel Today may notice that I chose to play a little loose with our traditional editorial structure this issue and not lead with our SPOTLIGHT interview. I did so because I felt that the opening OPINION piece offered some interesting

This Week in Medical Travel Today

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Greetings, Strength in numbers seems to be the prevailing theme of this week's issue. Beginning with our SPOTLIGHT featuring Sophia Quint, Head of Health Tourism at visitBerlin, we learn how German care providers, hospitality organizations, and travel companies are pulling together to define

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Greetings, Medical travel has expanded its reach beyond the radar of those in just the healthcare industry. As evidenced by this week's SPOTLIGHT and several INDUSTRY NEWS items, the potential of medical travel as an economic driver is taking center stage in many

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Greetings, When Paula Wilson joined the Joint Commission International (JCI) in 2011, access to the organization's vast knowledge and data was accessible to "members only." Fast forward to two years later and Paula Wilson has put a plan into motion to change that.

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Greetings, Obstacles and opportunities seem to pervade this issue's news. From India, where new government visa restrictions are having a devastating effect on patient flow from Pakistan, to Malaysia, where a hands-on government approach is facilitating the creation of visa and extensions to