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