April 27, 2017

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IMTJ Coverage of the MTA Activities

Editor’s Note: Two recent items from the IMTJ have been generating a lot of conversation and concern within the industry. We’re grateful to Keith Pollard, Managing Director of Intuition Communications and publisher of the IMTJ, for allowing us to provide links to the articles here:   Medical Tourism Association re-directs Bumrungrad visitors and patients MTA […]

Patients Beyond Borders® Dubai Healthcare City Edition Author to Be Featured Panelist at Arab Health 2012

PRWEB— Josef Woodman, CEO of Patients Beyond Borders and author of the Patients Beyond Borders Dubai Healthcare City Edition, has been selected as a featured panelist at the 37th Annual Arab Health Exhibition and Congress in Dubai, January 23 – 26, 2012. The event, which attracts more than 71,000 healthcare professionals from 60 countries, is […]

World’s Largest Medical Tourism Network Names Michael N. Tarabay as V.P. of Business Development

PRLog — Michael comes to Mercury from a long career in both U.S. and international hospital administration and a solid career in health benefits consulting with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Pittsburgh, Penn., where he served as Senior Account Manager for over 11 years. In 2008 Tarabay was the CEO of Hospital CIMA Santa […]

Say quoi?: France Tops Med Travel Destinations, Survey Says

travekmarketreport.com — France tops a list of 20 destinations with the most potential for medical travel, according to a new report by the research arm of The Economist magazine. The report’s Medical Travel Index contains surprises in its ranking of destinations with the greatest potential for medical travel. The major surprise is that France, a country […]

New Study finds that “… half of all identifiable medical tourism companies in Canada are no longer in business.”

Editor’s Note: A new paper by Professor Leigh Turner of the Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota offers an interesting look at the current realities of the medical travel industry in Canada. The article effectively analyzes websites of Canadian medical tourism companies that advertised international healthcare but ultimately exited the marketplace. While the article doesn’t […]

Health Options Worldwide and Cancer Treatment Centers of America Enter New Agreement

Business Wire—Health Options Worldwide (HOW) and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) have agreed to expand healthcare options and accessibility for cancer patients at all four CTCA regional destination hospitals in Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa. HOW is an online healthcare management system providing comprehensive solutions for employers and insurers, including affordable medical travel for the […]

New medical tourism association to target high-spending markets

Medical service providers, hotels and travel agents are establishing their own association to develop and promote Thailand as a medical tourism destination, and especially to lure visitors from high-spending markets like the Middle East, Russia, the United Kingdom, China and Japan. The Nation — “The Thailand Federation of Medical Tourism Association, which is in the process […]

Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR)

Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR) www.medicaltourismresearch.org   Call for Papers (CFP) 3rd Annual Medical Tourism Research Conference “The Power of consumerism- patient choice & medical travel” February 13-15, 2012 – San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. KeyNote Speaker: Dr. Tricia Johnson,Rush University Dr. Johnson is the author of the recent book: The Future of Healthcare- Global Trends […]

Hospital Clínic of Barcelona Performs First-Ever Total Removal of Colon Through Anus

  The operation was held in Barcelona by Dr. Antonio Ma de Lacy, Head of the Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit at the Hospital Clínic (University of Barcelona), through a new surgical technique, HANDS. This procedure could be applied in 100% of patients who need a colon removal. The patient, 36 years old and diagnosed with severe […]

Global Health Voyager, Assad Harofeh Medical Center form Partnership

Web-based medical tourism company Global Health Voyager Inc. (OTCBB: GLHV) today announced it has entered into a partnership with Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, one of the largest hospitals in Israel. An 800-bed facility, Assad Harofeh Medical Center offers traditional Western medicine and a comprehensive range of medical-surgical services. “The addition of Assaf Harofeh is a […]

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