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Healthcare Accreditation Driving Patient Excellence in Europe

Since the industry began expanding, more and more patients have had to leave their home countries for other countries to seek healthcare treatment and sometimes.

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6 Reasons Why You Need To Register for the WMTC

We all have been to boring conferences taking place across the world where the speakers trying to sell products you don't need. But the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress (WMTC), at LA Convention Center from October 2 -4, 2017 is different.

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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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Puerto Rico Points to Medical Tourism Training

Puerto Rico is banking that more Carribean patients will feel right at home in Puerto Rico and make the island their destination. International patients are handled with proper professional training and certification processes offered by the MTA.

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WellHotel: Puerto Rico Enterprises Certified for Medical Tourism

The Medical Tourism Association® worked closely with the international healthcare community and stakeholders who purchase services. Puerto Rico medical tourism corporation is the midst of an aggressive campaign to market the healthcare services.

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Medical Tourism Training: Dominican Republic Ready to Play Ball

Medical tourism is not a simple task and not always about providing an affordable treatment but sometimes more than that. Many factors can influence the patient experience, but our main focus must always concern quality, safety and outcomes.

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Developing a Competitive Model for Medical Tourism

Healthcare consumers are willing to travel great distances for advanced services at reduced costs, high-quality service. Health tourism has opened doors for developing countries to promote their hospitals and doctors who can boast low-cost and high-quality.‍

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Medical Tourism: Travel Agents Rerouting Business Plans

Around 28 million travelers visited Jordan in 2014, 250,000 of whom were medical tourism patients seeking treatment. Each patient traveled with two companions, boosting the total count of medical tourists to half-million and more than JD1 billion in revenue.

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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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Medical Tourism: Three Principles for Top Performers

The World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress produced a fascinating display of how the industry has evolved. Today’s ease of travel, advanced technology and developments in global healthcare make this a unique period of growth.

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Little Known Fact - Mexico Adopts U.S. Hospital Accreditation Standards

The General Health Council (GHC) in Mexico is a decentralized organization reporting directly to the president. GHC established criteria for medical institutions and organizations and created the National Certification System for Medical Care Organizations.

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Art and Science of Conversion: Website Visitors into Customers

Conversion-rate optimization (CRO) is the art and science of converting website visitors into leads and valued customers. You don’t just need website visitors; you need new customers even if you don’t double your sales.

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Identifying 'Right' Improvement Partner

Healthcare management leaders face many complex issues on a daily basis and can become quickly taxed when analyzing strategies. Depending on the state of system development, choosing the right method and partners is instrumental in achieving desired goals.

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How to Exponentially Increase Your Influence

Leaders frequently make miscalculations in trying to influence change, as they often bet on a single source of influence. Latest research shows that the main variable in success or failure is not which sources of influence leaders choose.

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Future Wellness Tourism Industry Preparing Hospitality Students

Switzerland has been able to engineer The Swiss Leading Hospitals, one of the top health clusters in the world. Students at the seminar had the opportunity to learn from Peter Kappert, president of The Swiss Leading hospitals.

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Concierge Services in Medical Tourism

An increasing number of patients travel to different places a great distance from their homes to seek medical procedures. Medical services are rapidly evolving for both the national and international providers.

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Executive Summits at the Congress.

Trying to get to the right person is always difficult, whether you are on the phone with your insurance company, phone company. One of the challenges organizations face when trying to develop new business relationships is identifying the real decision-makers.

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Discover South Florida at the 5th World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress

The 5th WMT & GHC will be bringing up to 2,000 people from over 90 different countries to the South Florida area this October. South Florida is no stranger to diversity, world-class healthcare, international business and, of course, fun.

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Medical Tourism Professionals- Get in the Game!

In the United States and Canada, more and more people are becoming familiar with the concept of medical travel. People are warming to the idea of going abroad to save money on high quality medical procedures.

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Transparency and Certification in the Caribbean: How it Enhances Health & Wellness Marketing

The Caribbean islands have always played a key role in the global economies, from the early days of the sugar barons. The islands are seizing the opportunity to develop niche markets for the most life enhancing spas, obesity centers and wellness destinations.

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Award Winner Andrew Bard from HCC Insurance Holdings

For the past nine years, Andrew Bard has been involved in the global benefits industry. He learned the tricks of the trade and now, as the vice president of sales and marketing for HCC Insurance Holdings, he has shared some explanations and tips.

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Award Winner Muna Almuallem from Mary Kay Inc.

Muna Almuallem is involved in the global benefits market and has provided insights into the challenges facing the industry. Almuallem said one of the most challenging aspects the industry faces is obtaining transparency from carriers in certain countries.

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Award Winner Nicole Schickler from Mondial Assistance Canada

Nicole Schickler, VP of Mondial Assistance Canada, spoke about some of the obstacles in the industry and how to overcome them. Mondial Assistance Canada delivers innovative products and assistance services to Canadian travelers through its partnerships.

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Award Winner Phil Borden from Kohler Co.

Global benefits managers have to face numerous challenges as the economy, industry and legislation changes. In an interview Phil Borden, Kohler Co. describes some of the problems the industry has to deal with and how to best overcome these issues.

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Global Benefits Leadership Award Winners

The Global Benefits Conference launched the Leadership Award Program to recognize individuals that have contributed to the growth in the industry. This award recognizes a leader in the industry for providing an exemplary program or innovation.

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Waste Stream Reduction Recycling and Cost Savings within Healthcare Facilities

Hospitals face growing operational challenges as they balance the delivery of excellent health care with a changing economy. Hospitals pay for waste in three ways – when they purchase materials, handle these materials and then dispose of these materials.

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American Express Ways for Wellness

As the idea of corporate wellness is becoming part of businesses today, different approaches and strategies are being developed. In search of finding the best way to keep employees healthy in order to extend and enhance their working abilities.

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Keeping a Globally Mobile Workforce Safe in an Unsafe World

Travel health specialists estimate that between 30 and 50 percent of people heading to developing countries for a month or more will experience some kind of health problem. Like Medical and security risks – traffic accidents, heart problems, infectious disease.

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Female Physicians: Bringing New Talent to the Table

Creative approaches to maximizing growth and success means understanding two of the key stakeholders – physicians and patients. Women are the fastest growing demographic as key utilizers for their families, their partners and themselves, as female physicians.

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Legal Issues in Obtaining and Providing Healthcare Internationally

You are in the international healthcare field as a provider, insurer, project developer, or a medical tourism facilitator. It is the duty of the licensed professionals and facilities as a condition of their licensure to obtain the patient’s informed consent.

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The Medical Tourism Sandwich-Satisfying Patient and Health Provider Demands

There are many organizations wishing to jump on the bandwagon and there are many too who are falling off very quickly. Medical Tourism is a fast moving and incredibly challenging market place.

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Due Diligence in Facilitation

With amazing hospitals and clinics, a growing number of medical tourism facilitators using best practices and consultants. When it comes to making decisions about medical tourism providers and facilitators, it would seem essential best practices, certifications.

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Great Hospitals Need Great Doctors

The last few years have seen major improvements in the quality of medical care in hospitals offering medical tourism services. Patients are therefore more easily able to identify facilities that have policies and practices in place that evidence the commitment.

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Comfort Zone -Satisfying Patient and Health Provider Demands

Millions of Americans are sick and tired of healthcare and are giving up on solutions to cure the nation’s ill-reputed system. Even as Obamacare inches further toward implementation at the start of the year, patients still can’t afford to visit.

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Food Service Meet Your New Patron the Medical Traveler

The boom in medical tourism has increased the need for hospitality staff training and education, the food service facet is no exception. Restaurants and hotel food and beverage operations are already seeing the demand for healthy menu options.

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"Coordinated Care: What Hospitals Around the Globe Can Learn from the Experience of US Hospitals"

Healthcare in the United States, and in many other places around the globe, is living a watershed moment. This trend describes the increase pressure by payers for healthcare providers to show better clinical outcomes efficiency and patient satisfaction.

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Adapting to Changes in the Medical Tourism Market

Due to the huge proliferation in the medical tourism market, medical providers and facilitators wishing to increase their customer base and services should acknowledge the equally rapid growth of knowledge of the industry by consumers by adapting.

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The Efficacy and Utility of Online Education for Continuing Medical Education

In today’s healthcare environment, continuous professional development (CPD) is a must for medical professionals. And those supporting the healthcare enterprise, such as hospital administrators and medical travel facilitators.

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Which Path Do You Take? Where is Your Economic Moat?

As we enter a new year I think we all have to think about where we as an industry have been and where we are headed. They are wondering what strategies we should implement and what areas do we focus on in the years to come.

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Promoting Quality and Patient Safety- the New Integrated Hospital Accreditation Program

Hospital accreditation by a recognized quality certifier is an increasingly important way for hospitals to demonstrate their expertise. In the past accreditation has been seen as a ticket to trade instead of the strategic business asset that it can be.

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Corporate Duty of Care and Risk Mitigation in the Developing World- Medical Evacuation and Outpatient Care for Employees

Across all sectors and industries, the developing world has continued to see market growth and significant foreign direct investment. War, conflict and general political and social instability continue to plague these dynamic environments.

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Health Care and Employers- Innovative Solutions for a Changing Marketplace

In the U.S. health care expenditures are 50% higher than any other country in the world, totaling about 16% of GDP. Employer’s medical costs have increased 80% since 2001, causing many organizations to lower plan benefits, eliminate coverage.

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Telehealth in Medical Tourism ~ Personalizing Health Care

Extending the reach of medical tourism into pre and post surgical care for clients is now possible. The new information and communication technology on the market added to the desire of clients to have a more personalized service in the field of global health services.

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Sustainable Hospitals ~ Consider Going Green?

Going green” are two words politicians, media and activists around the world are heard articulating on a daily basis. Sustainability is not a new emerging trend but a philosophy, that has been present for over 20 years.

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Hospitality ~ Creating Alliances and Developing Services

An increasing number of destinations in countries are tourism hot-spots for adventure, eco-travel, edu-tourism, leisure travel and medical tourism. Growth in a region’s or specific country’s tourism trends directly impacts their hospitality sector’s development.

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Corporate Wellness ~ Healthier Employees Better Performances

Work and financial pressures are classified as two of the top stressors for workers all over the world. Sometimes, these two factors are leading employees to health-related disorders such as depression, anger or even suicide.

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Caring for Out-of-Town Patients ~ Lessons Learned

Since medical tourism became an industry buzzword many private hospitals around the globe want to get a piece of the business. Expand notions about clinical quality and marketing to include in our strategic priorities the need for outstanding services.

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Providing Aftercare Services to the Global Patient

As an innovator in the caregiving field with over 30 years of experience one of the ways in which Homewatch CareGivers has responded to the growth of medical tourism and global healthcare is developing a comprehensive Aftercare Program.

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Social Responsibility of Physicians in Medical Tourism

The benefits most often cited of medical tourism relate to reductions in the cost of care reduced wait times access to physicians. There are multiple viewpoints from patients physicians policy makers health economists and insurance agencies among others on the appropriateness of MT.

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Stick Out Your Tongues Speaking the Language of International Healthcare

How can hospitals and health care service providers rise to the top of the international medical tourism marketplace?‍ The search for health care services begins (and possibly ends) with something called language access.

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Understanding Culture in Medical Tourism

The understanding of cultural issues in medical tourism is a two way process argues Dr. Prem Jagyasi a renowned medical tourism expert. Several Medical Tourism organizations believe that understanding culture in medical tourism is a one way process.

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US HEALTHCARE REFORM (OMG!) It's time for Business Owners to get Creative!

In the dead of night; under the cover of Christmas, the US Government dropped its Healthcare Reform Bomb on an unsuspecting people. The ObamaBomb dropped an ‘S-load of new taxes, new regulation, paperwork AND total tumult on US businesses – and employees.

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You Love MeYou Love Me Not ~ The Truth about Managing Your Patients' Expectations

From quality assurance to convenience and low price, your international patient clientele can be a tough bunch to please. The fact is an international patient’s decision to choose your hospital is often emotional rather than rational.

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The Role of the Facilitator ~ Dental Tourism

In the world of medical care, treatment for even a minor illness frequently runs into thousands of dollars. Medical insurance is virtually essential to gaining access to medical care.

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Infusing Medical Tourism into Corporate America

U.S. insurance companies have yet to wholeheartedly embrace medical tourism, along with U.S. employers. This hesitancy, some argue, may inhibit America from becoming more involved in the industry.

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Hospital Affiliations

Hospital affiliations are not uncommon on an international scale prominent U.S. hospitals such as John Hopkins are affiliated with hospitals. But according to a presentation given by Rosanna Moreno of Memorial Hermann- Texas Medical Center.

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Converting International Patient Inquiries @ 10% ~ Part 2

We complete the patient inquiry process, by picking up the phone and following through on our service offering.‍ We also covered how to effectively execute the initial response to inbound patient inquiries.

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Accreditation Corner Leading the Charge for Quality Improvement in Health Care By Accreditation Canada International

One fundamental principle underlies how Accreditation Canada International assesses a health service organization’s programs and helps enhance them, a focus on quality improvement.

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HCAC ~ A True Success Story

Over the last few decades the healthcare sector in Jordan has become a key engine of economic growth. It has developed to position Jordan as a pioneer of healthcare sector has also progressed to place Jordan as a medical tourism hub in the region.

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A Study at MCI in Innsbruck Austria

It's high practical relevance, its focus on European & Austrian benchmarks as well as its orientation towards the future characterize the master’s program International Health Care Management at the Management Center Innsbruck.‍

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aBuzz about The Competition

Everything I know about Competition I learned in Kindergarten – when a snot-nosed classmate stole my girlfriend from under my own snotty little nose!‍Back then, I was King of the Jungle Gym!

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Going Green ~ Cost Reduction

Every organization has a unique way of running their enterprise and varying expectations when reducing costs. A strategic roadmap must be implemented during the early stage of the initiative for identifying the main focus area.

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Healthcare Reform and the Demise of Medical Tourism?

Business leaders in the Medical Tourism industry have valid questions about the viability of their business models. The combination of rising healthcare costs and the desire to provide healthcare to uninsured Americans will create disruptive market opportunities.

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Talking the Talk ~ Obtaining Culturally and Linguistically Competent Health Care in the United States

Countless patients and families come to the United States from abroad to seek medical care each year, yet few are familiar with their options for receiving access to language services – such as interpreting and translation – along with culturally sensitive care.

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IBMS ~ Qualifying Surgeons Worldwide...An Interview with Dr. David Kalin

IBMS members are physicians, surgeons, dentists and other healthcare professionals in the global healthcare community. Qualifications have been reviewed and have established and maintained a professional standard of patient care.

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An Interview with Jeff Pearcy ~ Surgery Facilities Resources

SFR was organized as a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. AAAASF, the parent organization, has been in business for twenty-eight years providing accreditation of ambulatory surgery centers.

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Improving the Quality of Healthcare through Accreditation: A Patient Perspective

Patients need unbiased information to make choices as most of them will access this information via the Internet. They will be looking for a safe provider in a convenient destination, at an affordable price.

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A Guiding Light in the midst of Medical Tourism Shadows

Medical Tourism is experiencing enormous growth but blocks are not allowing this industry to achieve its maximum potential. Dr. Prem Jagyasi comes up with his valuable suggestions to alleviate the concerns that may arise regarding Medical Tourism.

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BINABUZZ aBuzz about Sales Again

As long as the Nicolet Bank Business Pulse© has been asking CEOs questions, Sales has been CEOs Number One Challenge…and Sales are glowing even brighter on the CEO’s Radar this year: 77% said Sales would be a “Very Significant” Challenge.

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The Evolution of the Hotel Industry with the rise of Medical Tourism

Does medical tourism now hold such similar long-term promise as a new market segment for international hotels and resorts? Even the more modest growth estimates project a tenfold increase in travelers leaving the U.S. for medical treatment.

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New JCI Standards Focus More on Patient Safety

At Joint Commission International (JCI) we are constantly learning and sharing the knowledge gleaned from over 55 years of experience working with many hospitals we accredited around the world.

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