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China Tribunal Gives Final Judgement on China’s Heinous Transplant Crimes

To put an end to a two-decade-long controversy on forced organ harvesting and illicit organ trade in China, the Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China - the ChinaTribunal - delivered its Final Judgement June 17, 2019, revealing shocking details.

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June 20, 2019

Paley Institute
Industry News

3-Year-Old Girl Born with Leg Backwards Finally Walks after ‘Miracle’ Surgery

‍Three-year-old Victoria Komada, born with both legs backward finally takes her first steps after having surgery to correct the defects

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May 30, 2019

Technology & Innovation

Blockchain Technology: A Game Changer in Medical Tourism

The medical tourism industry is experiencing a revolution with the implementation of a novel concept called blockchain technology. Stakeholders have started investing in this innovative technology to achieve its vast potential.

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September 17, 2018

Technology & Innovation

How Blockchain Technology Can Transform Healthcare

Healthcare sector has witnessed many technological phases like virtual reality, artificial intelligence-driven health solutions. Apart from that, it has recently met with a revolutionized technology known as blockchain, which is safe and secure.

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September 12, 2018

Economics & Investments

Top 10 Medical Tourism Destinations in the World

With increasing healthcare cost in the U.S. citizens are searching for spots outside the country for quality affordable treatment. Medical procedures like cosmetic surgery, dental work, orthopedic surgery can be availed at affordable rates and high quality.

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February 20, 2018

Editorial

Genomics Across the Globe: What it Means for Medical Tourism

Genomic medicine contributed enormously to medical science in the field of oncology, pharmacology, infectious disease, and diagnosis. Genomics has paved a way for precision medicine, also called individualized medicine which saves huge money for patients.

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February 13, 2018

Editorial

How AXA Sees The Future of Medical Tourism

Renée-Marie Stephano, CEO of Global Healthcare Resources sat down with Laurent Pochat Cottilloux, Global Head of Health for AXA. They talked about the global reinsurance market and how the market is changing, technology's role in developing future programs.

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February 7, 2018

Editorial

What Does Cryptocurrency Mean for Medical Tourism?

Travelers and tourists are using cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin as a form of payment for flights, hotel reservations, transportation. Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies that operate independently of a central financial institution and encryption method.

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February 5, 2018

Editorial

Self Funding & Medical Tourism: What Does One Have to do With the Other?

The World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMTC) integrated with the Employer Healthcare & Benefits Congress (EHBC). The purpose of this merger is to open up opportunities for both medical tourism professional and U.S. based employers.

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October 2, 2017

Editorial

Providing 5 Star Treatment - An Interview with Poliklinika Bagatin CEO Ognjen Bagatin

Europeans have a long history of traveling for health services both organically and through EU Cross Border Directive policies. While Americans traveling abroad for care is more recent owing to huge medical and surgery costs in the U.S.

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October 2, 2017

Editorial

The Global Healthcare Accreditation Program

The GHA is one of Global Healthcare Resources healthcare quality and business programs as it offers global medical travel. The program evaluates towards competencies that ensure a healthcare organization is monitoring its overall performance.

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September 23, 2016

Editorial

Medical Tourism Index | Leading Industry Tool

The Medical Tourism Index is the standard-bearer for contemplating travel outside their country of origin for a medical procedure. Medical Tourism has increased significantly with the explosion of complex communication techniques and transportation technologies.

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September 23, 2016

Editorial

Medical Tourism: Healthcare Solution to Age-Old Conditions

Along the cobblestone streets of Nogales, the Reed family follows in the same footsteps of early Spanish Conquistadors. Americans who live on fixed incomes and can’t afford supplemental medical insurance are looking long and hard.

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April 8, 2016

Accreditation & Certification

Medical Tourism Certification: Knowledge Insures a Difference

Healthcare accounts for 20 percent of Puerto Rico's economy, so expectations are high when it comes to quality service. The Puerto Rico Medical Tourism Corporation is reaching out to patients and healthcare operatives that service them.

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October 13, 2015

Destination Spotlight

Ahlan wa Sahlan: Burqinies Yakisoba and Medical Tourism

Halal Holidays are introducing Muslims a chance to let their hair down, spend money and relax according to Islamic values. Tourism generated by observant Muslims is widening, from the streets of New York, where the famous rice and chicken dish is in trend.

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October 13, 2015

Destination Spotlight

Germany has Designs on Arab Medical Tourism Patients

Wealthy Arabs traditionally take advantage of well-connected flights to Germany to avoid the blistering summer heat at home. They go for medical treatments like oncology, neurosurgery, cardiology, preventive care as well.

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October 13, 2015

Destination Spotlight

Medical Tourism: Orlando's Emerging Attraction

Orlando has another attraction that has its own set of stories and memories apart from Walt Disney World, Universal Studios. Florida hospitals including those here in Orlando offer some of the best healthcare in the world for the state’s increasing population.

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October 13, 2015

Accreditation & Certification

Medical Tourism: Changing with Shifting Sands of Time

Some governments and providers have evolved along with the healthcare industry to either maintain or increase their market positions. Planning strategy and execution are factors that create the most successful medical travel players today.‍

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October 6, 2015

Patient Experience & Hospitality

Talk is Cheap: Telemedicine is Just a Phone Call Away

Telemedicine can be an integral cog that can increase the efficiency, productivity, and attractiveness of medical tourism procedures. Virtual conversation can bridge conventional gaps in medical tourism and give patients a feel for what to expect.

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April 28, 2015

Technology & Innovation

Wellness Vacations: Healthy Investments in Travel are Well Worth a Trip

The concept of mixing business with pleasure toward the promotion of company objective in the name of good health has helped. The value of wellness vacations and hitting the reset button can manage both existing diseases and preventing chronic conditions.

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April 28, 2015

Patient Experience & Hospitality

Medical Tourism Becoming Road More Traveled

8 million patients are estimated to travel for healthcare and 1 million Americans are about to hear the rising healthcare costs. Medical tourism is a viable choice because international facilities made great strides in maintaining existing healthcare systems.

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April 28, 2015

Industry News

Medical Tourism: Boxing and Wellness Become Weight of Life in Desert

Dubai's efforts to become a leading healthcare destination and supporting initiatives are providing vast opportunities. The opening of the gym comes on a report that found a high prevalence of obesity in the UAE, which authorities fear will weigh heavy.

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August 13, 2014

Industry News

Medical Tourism: Piéce de Résistance for Self-Funding U.S. Employers

Despite the Affordable Care Act, U.S. employers have struggled to control spiraling healthcare costs and understand complex provisions. The U.S. has high-quality care but then also at the same time, we have the most expensive care in the world.

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July 17, 2014

Industry News

Melody Key: A High Note in Wellness Tourism for Luxury Adventurers

Melody Key is a hotspot in subtropical blue-green currents, home to vacationing celebrities or boarders who demand exclusivity. Multi-million-dollar homes are attention-getters, and luxury abodes in the Florida Keys are the most prized properties in the U.S.

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July 3, 2014

Destination Spotlight

Navigating Federal Health Insurance Exchanges? Find an International Road Map

The Department of Health and Human Services unleashed President Obama’s chief domestic policy initiative at the start of the year. Obamacare has enabled some Americans to afford health insurance for the first time, the Affordable Care Act was supposed to do.

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June 19, 2014

Destination Spotlight

Self- Funding: Passport to Medical Tourism for U.S. Employers

Most employers confused about the Obamacare, understand that offering health insurance to their employees makes good business sense. Rising costs and evolving complexities four years into the President’s domestic healthcare policy made things clear to employers.

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June 19, 2014

Destination Spotlight

Just Doing It: Jordan Making Name for Itself in Medical Tourism

Jordan means a lot of things to different people, healthcare aficionados are defining the Arab kingdom in Western Asia. The World Bank ranked Jordan among the top five destinations in the world for medical tourism and first in the region.‍

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June 19, 2014

Destination Spotlight

Greetings from Taiwan

Taiwan has an international following to accommodate, one made up of people who want to taste the vibrant night markets. Taiwan is defined by the international patients seeking medical care system that boasts quality, inexpensive prices and hospitable service.

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June 18, 2014

Destination Spotlight

The Americans Are Coming! Medical Tourism Patients Revolutionizing European Healthcare Markets

Governments and hospitals in Europe have only recently begun promoting their services on an international level. Working Americans and health insurance have been linked since the start of World War II, when the federal government capped wages.

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June 18, 2014

Industry News

Cancer-Fighting Robot Awaits Medical Tourism Patients to Caribbean

Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer who are considering surgery first want to ask their doctor about a popular robot. Upon arrival amidst the stunning beaches and mountains, they find the first robotic surgery institute among the 13 regional island nations.

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March 5, 2014

Industry News

Smuggled Prescription Drugs: Quick-Fix for Mounting Healthcare Costs

Prescription drugs from Mexico smuggled into the United States are becoming a means to deal with the rising cost of medicine. Americans who are unable to afford prescription medications that require top-of-the-line insurance or plenty of disposable income.

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February 21, 2014

Industry News

Peace Talks: Greeks-Turks Revive Cyprus Medical Tourism Hopes

Cyprus has an excellent healthcare system that offers value and quality Cypriot populations, and for patients across all of Europe. A strong Cyprus economy will further spawn modern hospitals and well-trained medical professionals.

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February 19, 2014

Industry News

Medical Tourism Association Workshop: Healthy Outlook in Mexico

Medical Tourism Association will enhance Mexico's reputation as a medical tourism destination, increase international patient flow. Tens of thousands of American medical tourism patients cross the border each year for procedures like surgeries to dental care.

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February 12, 2014

Industry News

Kardashians: Middle East Millennial Women Keeping Up

Millennials worldwide born after 1980 have been swimming in an unprecedented sea of advertising whose shores have been narrowed. Companies worldwide are eager to build lifelong connections to these young consumers many of whom having prime income-earning years.

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February 5, 2014

Editorial

Medical Tourism Investments Rally Against GCC Perceptions

Medical tourism to the Middle East increased by 13 percent when compared to the same period last year, according to the UN. Promoting the Middle East as an attractive travel destination is critical in the economic blueprint of many nations in the region.

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November 22, 2013

Editorial

Medical Tourism New World for the Ages

There was a time the healthcare map was as flat as the course Columbus navigated to the New World but barriers prevailed. Medical tourism has come a long way and expected to accommodate more patients who are willing to find quality and affordable treatments.

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November 22, 2013

Editorial

Medical Tourism Facilitators The Good The Bad-- The Unknown

Medical tourism facilitators for achieving quality treatments abroad are entering the healthcare travel industry at alarming rates. If not monitored through standards and best-practices, threaten to strangle the very lifeblood the profession provides.

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November 22, 2013

Complementary & Alternative Medicine

Wellness Tourism Travel Agents Get On-Board for the Ride

Wellness travel is one of the fastest growing trends in medical tourism today, and worth more than US $106 billion. Travel agents are catering to the needs of young and old, many of whom are focused on maintaining or restoring their youthful appearances.

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November 22, 2013

Editorial

Medical Repatriation: A Foreign State of Confusion

Critics contend that hospitals and medical centers should be in the business of providing care and not deporting patients. Medical repatriation may sometime seem without boundaries, for even those with jobs and health insurance.

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November 22, 2013

Editorial

Reality Check: Time of Life or Kiss of Death for Overseas Travelers

Most pleasure travelers are thrilled to death about a trip overseas and the opportunity to enjoy the time of their lives. When someone dies abroad, coping can be an overwhelming experience that is often too much to ask of any family.

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November 22, 2013

Destination Spotlight

Expensive Medical Bills More Americans Can Bank on It

Expensive medical bills can completely overwhelm a family when illness strikes, an unfortunate concern Americans can bank on. Escalating medical bills are expected to push 1.7 million households into bankruptcy, making health expenses the single biggest cause of default filings.

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November 22, 2013

Destination Spotlight

Indian Surrogacy Ethics Driving Sustainability

A surrogacy boom has given hope of parenthood for an increasing number of couples from around the world who travel to India. It has become a medical tourism hub because of the availability of advanced technology, healthcare professionals and inexpensive costs.

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November 22, 2013

Editorial

What's the word? Medical Tourism is Hot

Summer was nothing short of hot for the medical tourism industry, which has become a point of conversation around the world. Patients in the U.S. and around the world know that access to affordable and timely medical care is a hot-button issue.

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November 22, 2013

Economics & Investments

Up in Smoke: Public Employees Fear Loss of Health Benefits

Once promised a lifetime of healthcare benefits, a generation of city workers waits on edge listening to songs and dances. The thought is to push retirees into Obamacare insurance exchanges where uninsured Americans can enroll for healthcare coverage.‍

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November 21, 2013

Destination Spotlight

Cross-Border Healthcare Directive Proceed with Caution

Passage of the EU Directive on Cross-Border Healthcare did not increase or reduce these movements, but provided a formal framework. Among the developments from the directive are rules pertaining to access, safety and quality standards regarding care.

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November 21, 2013

Destination Spotlight

Industry Collision Self-Funding Corporate Wellness And Domestic Medical Travel

The definition of medical tourism has expanded, patients don’t have to leave the country to be considered a medical tourist. Both self-insured and traditionally insured employers are investigating strategies for reducing expenditures related to employee benefit.

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November 11, 2013

Industry News

Obamacare: Good for America; not Good for Congress?

Democrats take a public hammering as the traditional boosters of Obamacare, republicans would undoubtedly attempt to shred them. Republicans and Democrats are thinking about retiring so that they can keep their current health benefits.

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June 18, 2013

Industry News

Travel Agents: Now Boarding for Wellness Tourism Webinar

Some proactive and forward-thinking travel agents certainly are well-toned, specifically those looking to redefine their businesses. They are in better shape today to meet the challenges of niche-industry marketing and value-added product design.

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June 17, 2013

Industry News

Medical Tourism: Nueterra not just in Kansas any more

As self-insured employers hop on the medical tourism bandwagon, an American healthcare management company is finding a good deal. Nueterra Global Alliance has been referring patients to international destinations, where they find top quality healthcare.

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June 13, 2013

Industry News

Turkish Unrest Puts Medical Tourism in Unstable Condition

Visiting foreign travelers recovering from treatment or procedures would be hard-pressed to look past the tumultuous street. The Turkish government has vowed to end protests it says were co-opted by extremists, the park is home to hundreds of young people.

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June 13, 2013

Industry News

Dubai Medical Tourism Strategy Moves Forward

Health officials in Dubai have launched a strategy for making the Arab nation a top destination for medical tourism. Sustainable development plan incorporates prevention and awareness; easy access to health services; quality; and investment and competitiveness.

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June 12, 2013

Industry News

Welcome to Malta: Need Medical Help?

The Maltese government wants to form some healthy contacts with the business community to support medical tourism. the Ministry of Health in Malta has announced the establishment of a Business-Friendly Contact Desk to promote relationships and develop ventures.

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June 6, 2013

Industry News

Risky Surgery Gives Polish Man About Face on Life

Doctors in Poland performed a risky, ground-breaking face transplant on a 33-year-old man in order to save his life. Patients usually have to wait several years before undergoing face transplant surgery, but after a work accident doctors had to respond quickly.

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June 5, 2013

Industry News

Medical Tourism Offers Hope to Children Traveling to Tornado-Ravaged Oklahoma

The last place a child might want to take a vacation to these days is tornado-ravaged Oklahoma which was hit by storm killing 24. That last place happens to be where some 52 children from the United Kingdom have come to find life.

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May 30, 2013

Industry News

Florida Businesses Urged to Access Guyana Medical Tourism Markets

A leading Guyana business urged Florida entrepreneurs to quickly capitalize on the wide range of investment opportunities in Guyana. The minister told business representatives that his nation has land, labor and access to capital, the three important ingredients.

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May 30, 2013

Industry News

Healthcare Costs May Influence Early Retirement Decisions

Retirement may be nothing more than a pipe dream after the 55-year-old begins to think about the price of quitting early. Health Care Costs from Birth to Death examines the impact of age and gender on overall and retiree health costs, Medicare spending.

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May 29, 2013

Industry News

Abu Dhabi to Establish Financial-Free Zone

The Abu Dhabi government plans to set up a financial-free zone on Al-Maryah Island, mimicking the success of similar initiatives. The new free zone, Abu Dhabi World Financial Market, will cover a total area of 1,680 square kilometers on the island.

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May 23, 2013

Industry News

Israeli Government Report Takes Swipe at Medical Tourism

The industry that attracts foreigners to Israel for medical procedures is chipping at the nation’s equal access to healthcare. Israel is ranked among the top 28 healthcare systems because of its cancer, fertility and IVF treatments and neurosurgery.

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May 17, 2013

Industry News

Jolie Sends Words of Encouragement to Cancer Patients

In an op-ed published in the NYT, Jolie announced that she had a double mastectomy after learning she carried a faulty gene. Jolie's announcement sent shockwaves and words of encouragement through any woman with a family history of breast or ovarian cancer.

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May 15, 2013

Industry News

Medical Tourism Undergoes Hair-Raising Experiences

Turkey's economy is getting a facelift, a hair-raising experience of sorts that is not only sprouting the growth of whiskers. Long favored as a destination for the follicly challenged, Turkey’s cosmetic surgeons have for years offered hair implants to balds.

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May 15, 2013

Industry News

Free Trade Zones Could Boost Taiwan Medical Tourism

As the world economy struggles, the government of Taiwan is working to fill the shoes of industrial transformation with free trade. This means medical tourism could get a bump if the government follows through on the tax-free zones, surging economic development.

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May 15, 2013

Industry News

Medical Tourism Has You Covered at Tax Time

You've heard that medical tourism can ease some of the worries related to rising costs to readily available healthcare procedures. Medical tourism expenses incurred overseas can be deducted when filing annual tax returns.

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May 10, 2013

Industry News

Stem Cell Transplant Regenerates Hope for Little Girl

Some might call it a miracle. Others say it's a trachea made of plastic fibers mixed with stem cells and fixed to the place. A two-year-old girl knows only that it is breathing life into her tiny body that only a month earlier was given little hope of survival.

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May 9, 2013

Industry News

Britain Seeks End to Free Care for Health Tourists

The days of foreigners travelling to Britain to take advantage of the United Kingdoms 'free healthcare services may be numbered. Anyone referred to a general practitioner for surgery is given a number, which entitles them to care.

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May 3, 2013

Industry News

Puerto Rican Doctors Jumping Ship for Mainland Destinations

Already frustrated with long lines and a scarcity of specialists, patients in Puerto Rico are finding they may have little choice. Recently, some of the top doctors in Puerto Rico have left for the U.S. in search of higher salaries and greater reimbursement.

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May 1, 2013

Industry News

Medical Tourists: Alzheimer's Research Worth Remembering

Alzheimer's disease increases over time, half the population above the age of 85 suffers with problems of memory, thinking. A U.S.-based company is claiming to have developed a medical device that can stop the progression of the debilitating disease.

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April 26, 2013

Industry News

Medical Tourism Provokes Korea to Share and Share Alike

Korean hospitals are doing their share to transfer medical systems to counterparts in Saudi Arabia. Korean physicians will be dispatched to Riyad and four other cities to demonstrate surgical operations for Saudi Arabian doctors and medical staff.

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April 18, 2013

Industry News

Korean Pop Culture Taking Medical Tourism by Storm

Hallyu, the term used to describe the wave and spread of Korean pop culture, is making a splash in medical tourism. The demand for closer medical cooperation between South Korea and the Middle East is rapidly increasing.

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April 17, 2013

Industry News

Sequester Cuts Put Cancer Patients on Unstable Ground

Chemotherapy isn't likely to make many bucket lists; unless, of course, you are a cancer patient desperately in need of care. Oncologists blame the government sequester for making it impossible for clinics to administer expensive chemotherapy drugs to patients.

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April 9, 2013

Industry News

UK Plans Crackdown on Health Tourism

British leaders unveiled a sweeping plan last week to curb immigration by cracking down on benefits and access to health tourism. Immigrants will not be eligible for council houses until they have been in the country for two years, priority given to local.

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April 2, 2013

Industry News

Medical Cost Study: Prices Reveal Disparities Around Globe

Anyone who has been to the doctor recently in the U.S. would believe that medical costs have continued to skyrocket. The International Federation of Health Plans released this week its annual report that showed the United States having the highest prices.

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March 31, 2013

Industry News

Update on India and Super Specialized Care

Most of the financial cities already are seeing the greater focus towards super specialized care and the government is helping. Increase in foreign investment and private equity deals are assisting in the development of a more robust health sector.

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January 24, 2013

Industry News

Letter from Renee Marie Stephano:: 5th World Medical Tourism Congress

The 5th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMT & GHC) concluded with excitement and motivation. Our goal as a Trade Association is to continuously grow the industry and serve our members and our annual event serves as the perfect time.

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November 16, 2012

Industry News

Countries capitalizing on GCC nationals in search of the best healthcare

A recent article in the Oman Daily Observer discussed how the demand for medical tourism is high for GCC nationals. As medical tourism is a major source of revenue for some countries, many healthcare facilities have stepped it up a notch in recent years.

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September 13, 2012

Industry News

India's Efforts to Capitalize on Wellness Tourism

India has taken notice of the constant increase of foreign tourists since 2009 with 5.17 million and 2011 with 6.29 million. The Indian Government is noticing the increase in wellness/medical tourists to India, and has decided to invest in medical/wellness tourism.

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September 6, 2012

Industry News

Legal ABC's for Medical Tourism Facilitators

As part of the MTA's commitment to education and transparency we will be providing updated information on standard requirements. The MTA receives several calls from medical tourism facilitators and those that want to become a facilitator.

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June 11, 2012

Industry News

Patient Experience at the Crux of Healthcare Service Sustainability

Patient experience is based in part upon the quality of the services, good medical outcomes and good value for the patient. Value proposition and delivery must be completely to their satisfaction.

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April 27, 2012

Industry News

Caribbean Medical Tourism Industry to be scrutinized

The Caribbean's health tourism industry in the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and other countries may soon come under foreign scrutiny. It's when some Canadian researchers begin studying study the facilities and quality of service being provided to patients.

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April 23, 2012

Industry News

Turn Stumbling Blocks to Stepping Stones in Medical Tourism

Research and actionable intelligence is at the core, no industry players can make informed or intelligent decisions without it. Without it, there is no transparency and no one knows what is really happening in international healthcare.

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April 13, 2012

Industry News

CEWG Report Seeks to Improve Global Health Research & Funding

New sources of funding are needed to stimulate health research specifically for diseases that affect people in developing countries. The CEWG has called for increased global commitment to funding and coordinating health research to meet the specific needs.

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April 9, 2012

Industry News

Medical Tourism on The Rise in South Korea

As public awareness for Medical Tourism grows, countries like India, Mexico, and the United States stand out amongst the rest. Alongside public awareness of the Medical Tourism industry’s growth comes a spark of interest from governments.

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June 14, 2011

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