News In Review: Volume 9, Issue 19

Medical Tourism Dips Due to Mismanagement –The number of medical tourists to Iran has declined in the first half of the current fiscal year (started March 21) due to the lack of organized services that led to fraudulent activities in the sector, Iran’s top tourism authority said.

Why the U.S. Spends So Much More Than Other Nations on Health Care — Studies point to a simple reason, the prices, not to the amount of care. And lowering prices would upset a lot of people in the health industry.

Health City Cayman Island to Transitions to New Ownership Model; Ascension to Focus on its Other International Efforts

Ascensions.orgAscension, the nation’s largest non-profit health system and the largest Catholic health system in the world, has determined that the time is right for its Health City Cayman Islands partnership to transition to full ownership by Narayana Health of India.

Jamaica Tourism Commits To Redevelop Montego Bayt to Appleton Railway – Jamaica Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, says that the Government of Jamaica has been in discussions with a number of investors to resuscitate the railway program to Appleton Estate, which he hopes will result in an increase of tourists visiting the south coast of the island.

Quality of End-Of-Life Care Is Higher In The VA Compared To Care Paid for By Traditional Medicare

HealthAffairs.orgCongressional and Veterans Affairs (VA) leaders have recommended the VA become more of a purchaser than a provider of health care. Fee-for-service Medicare provides an example of how purchased care differs from the VA’s directly provided care.

23% of Full Time-Employees Lack Benefits – As the job market becomes more competitive, benefits are becoming even more crucial for employers to keep talent.

Could Blockchain Fix Health Care Costs? – Blockchain and Bitcoin, two tech buzzwords that seem to be making more and more appearances in other industries these days. It is something that is pushing its way into the public eye, with reviews (from somewhere like and tips available to those who are interested in exploring the technology. To learn more about bitcoin and its current market capitalization, there are plenty of online resources available. It can be a daunting concept to wrap your head around but, with useful websites like this that introduce you to the basics, all will become much clearer –

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