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America is viewed as the land of the great and the land of opportunity. Unfortunately, that is painting a pretty rosy picture that isn’t exactly true. At the end of the day our health care system is broken.

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February 16, 2019

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5 Elements to Choosing an International Hospital

With so many choices available to us, it is sometimes difficult to discern truth from fiction and make sense of the mountain of information that is coming our way. This is especially true when it comes to choosing and trusting the right hospital.

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February 16, 2019

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What is Your Country's Ranking?

The WHO report came out as the first ever analysis of the performance of the health systems of WHO’s 191 Member States. The performance assessment of health systems is based on many country variables such as: socio-economic, political and technological.

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February 16, 2019

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BINA BUZZ Unaffordability Ebola Spreading throughout Healthcare

At the first, International Medical Tourism Conference in Las Vegas this year, Milstein was one of the prominent canaries singing an early warning of a virus attacking the seemingly immune U.S. Healthcare System.

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February 16, 2019

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Costa Rica: More than Cosmetic & Dental Surgery

Costa Rica not only has universal health care, but Costa Rica is considered to have one of the best health care systems in all of Latin America The government runs more than 30 hospitals and 250 clinics.

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February 16, 2019

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Costa Rica: The Great Opportunity

Costa Rica is the country of sunny beaches on the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean rhythm on its Atlantic Coast. It is the country with the best coffee in the world, of tasty bananas, pineapple and melon consumed on the tables in five continents.

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February 16, 2019

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Planning Your Medical Trip Abroad: Recovery Retreat or Hotel?

The needs of the “Medical Tourist” are much different than those of someone traveling on business or vacation. Historically, for a medical tourist, staying at a traditional hotel comes with much apprehension.

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February 16, 2019

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JCI CORNER The Value of Accreditation

As Americans seek care in other countries, they look for reassurance that health care organizations abroad meet certain quality. Therefore, hospitals abroad who hope to attract Americans to their institutions often seek JCI accreditation.

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February 16, 2019

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The Opportunity is Here Are you Ready?

The U.S. Healthcare system is in double, perhaps triple, jeopardy; to coin a popular legal phrase used to get the point across that the situation is dire. The statistics should be very familiar to everyone in the health and healthcare industry.

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February 16, 2019

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Deep Venous Thrombosis: The Traveler's Disease

With globalized and traveling becomes easily accessible to most people, we face diseases that may result from travel. Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT), also referred to as Venous Thromboembolism, is undoubtedly a disease that can be deadly for an individual.

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February 16, 2019

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Value Added Travel

Enhanced population mobility due to the change brought about by globalization has created a stir in every industry including healthcare driving a strong need and potential for healthcare delivery from national levels to across borders.

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February 16, 2019

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The Medical Tourism Association in the News

Medical Tourism Association is an international non-profit organization that serves international healthcare providers and medical travel facilitators in the global healthcare industry.

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February 16, 2019

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Psychological Barriers to Understanding the Market for Medical Tourism

In recent years medical tourism has become somewhat of a buzzword in the USA – it might even be worth calling it a bubble. One could view this evolving industry as a manifestation of globalization and more liberal trade common in all sectors of the economy.

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February 16, 2019

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Accreditation of Overseas Hospitals ~ JCI or Isqua?

Overseas healthcare facilities marketing themselves as a suitable alternative for the North American patient, the inevitable question is “how safe are they?” and “will I receive the same quality of care I would receive in an American hospital?”

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February 16, 2019

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Rheumatoid Arthiritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disease causing the lining in the joints to become inflamed. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic illness and requires intensive treatment for several years.

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February 16, 2019

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Become Healthy Happy and Balanced with Ayurveda!

Human life is full of events, from birth to the end of our life we come across a number of events. We experience successes & defeats; we celebrate birthdays & parties, marriages and anniversaries.

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February 16, 2019

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The Six Senses of Healthy Medical Tourism

All that is required for a successful medical treatment is a qualified physician in a well-equipped facility. Yet, having the treatment done overseas is different from having it done in your neighborhood hospital and may seem overwhelming at first.

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February 16, 2019

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The US Healthcare Crisis Rising Supply of American Patients

Almost 50 million Americans who have no insurance, and 120 million who have no dental insurance. Compared to Canada and the UK that have nationalized healthcare, America seems like an amazing opportunity for international hospitals to tap.

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February 16, 2019

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Planning Your Medical Trip Abroad Hospital or Clinic?

Many people that are in the decision making phase related to Cosmetic surgery abroad have learned, either through their own research, or perhaps from someone that has experienced it, there are many costs associated with traveling for surgery abroad.

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February 16, 2019

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New Skyscrapers The Rise of Intercontinental Hotel Group into Medical Tourism

As the industry of medical tourism is on the rise, the availability of recovery resorts or post-operative recovery centers doesn’t seem to be growing at the same rate. To recover quite difficult for many seeking to venture into new worlds for cheaper, high quality healthcare.

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February 16, 2019

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Not Tonight I Have a Backache

The most common condition in people is pain, of which a large section complains of back pain. Statistics say as much as 60 per cent of the adult population have suffered at least one episode of back pain.

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February 16, 2019

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Rising Star of Global Healthcare

The MTA would like to thank our members and supporters for their continued encouragement in making this journal a success. The overwhelming response to the Medical Tourism Magazine is fantastic.

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February 16, 2019

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THE MYSTICAL WORLD OF MEDICAL TOURISM

Perhaps no other subject today has been the subject of conversations at cocktail circuits as much as the subject of Medical Tourism. But for the lay person it conjures nothing more than the idyllic comfort of the warm beaches of Florida or Pattaya.

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February 16, 2019

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JCI CORNER Communication is Essential to Continuity of Care

When seeking a medical procedure in another country, communication is key to having consistent, medically-appropriate, follow-up care. This communication should begin with the patient having a discussion with his primary care physician before the trip.

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February 16, 2019

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Land of the Free?

I mean, the United States has the best technology, the best medical schools and state of the art healthcare that draws patients from foreign countries to our hospitals for care and for employment experience.

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February 16, 2019

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New Sentinel Event Policy Works to Make Health Care Even Safer for Patients Around the Globe

At Joint Commission International, we are working with hospitals around the world to minimize these undesirable health care events by creating a culture of safety in which errors are identified and reported, and staff members work in a “no blame” atmosphere.

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February 16, 2019

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Forgotten Freedom American Healthcare Under Attack

Our health system represents the best the world has to offer, but in some respects it is woefully lacking. One of the first things that catches your eye about the U.S. health care system is that it is big.

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February 16, 2019

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PLANNING YOUR MEDICAL TRIP ABROAD

When I first meet a Medical Tourist at the airport, my goal is to make them feel comfortable and assure them that I am familiar with what they are doing. I want them to know that I will be there for them throughout their entire trip.

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February 16, 2019

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The Good The Bad and the Ugly

Medical Tourism companies simplify the process for patients seeking surgery beyond their own borders and form the underpinning of the growing global health care industry sometimes called medical tourism or medical travel.

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February 16, 2019

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Need your Hip Replaced?

A total hip replacement is a surgical procedure whereby the diseased cartilage and bone of the hip joint is surgically replaced with artificial materials. The normal hip joint is a ball and socket joint, the socket being a “cup-shaped” bone of the pelvis called the acetabulum.

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February 16, 2019

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The Global Nursing Shortage What it Means for All of Us

Although the nursing shortage is not new, more pressing issues have arisen in recent years. New developments in what is affecting the nursing shortage are being found, contributing to why the shortage has a new face.

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February 16, 2019

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BinaBuzz: aBuzz about Sales

Medical Tourism Plans may become the greatest insurance product to roll off of the industry’s well-developed R&D machine. The industry has a great reputation for crankin’ out products that capture any excess premium floating around out there.

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February 16, 2019

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Medical Tourism and Insurance

As we are fast approaching the upcoming convention WMT & GHC which takes place in San Francisco on September 9-12th we are seeing a change in the way Medical Tourism is viewed by insurance companies employers and governments from around the world.

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February 16, 2019

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St. Luke's Heart Institute: At the forefront of patient care

St. Luke’s Heart Institute provides the best possible care to patients with cardiovascular diseases. It exemplifies St. Luke’s Medical Center’s unequalled excellence in expertise, technology, quality of healthcare outcomes, and service for total quality patient care.

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February 16, 2019

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Affordable Surgery in the US?

Coronary by-pass surgery for $16,000? Hip or Knee replacements for $14,000? Sounds great! Where can you get this favourable pricing? Asia? Latin America? Actually, these prices are available right here at home, in the U.S.A.!

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February 16, 2019

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New Hope for America's Uninsureds

America’s health care services have proven too costly for many of its citizen. In fact, now that the U.S. has exceeded 45 million uninsureds; it’s a troubling statistic that is bound to continue to grow.

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February 16, 2019

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Medical Tourism- Caveat Emptor

Much of medical tourism involves cosmetic surgery, in the overwhelming majority of cases, the reason is financial. In fact, the costs are often so reasonable that when combined with the costs of travel, meals, lodging, and, in some cases, even some sight-seeing.

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February 16, 2019

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Defining Medical Tourism or Not?

Many people have tried to define and re-define Medical Tourism, and some have even gone to extremes to create new words to define the industry of patients traveling from one country to another for medical care.

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February 16, 2019

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JCI Standards Address Physician Competencies

In the third edition of the JCI standards, we strengthened our standards for verifying credentials of medical personnel. We now require hospitals to verify the credential with the primary source – the organization that awarded the credential.

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February 16, 2019

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aBuzz about The Congress

The MTA has put forth an exciting invitation to the world for Global Healthcare’s Coming Out Party. Up to a thousand attendees from around the world will fill the seats at the Westin ~ Doctors, Diplomats, Lawyers, Legislators, Providers and Payers.

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February 16, 2019

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Balance: Mind body and soul

Picture yourself walking down the beach, with sparkling sands massaging your feet and the sun prompting a dose of sweat. All of this, as your senses take in a spell-binding view of forests and mountains and the fresh whiff of sea air.

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February 16, 2019

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TRAVEL INSURANCE

Passports found and checked flights booked and confirmed hotels selected and reservations made clothes chosen and packed travelers checks purchased arrangements made for friends to feed the dog and check your house.

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February 16, 2019

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Something to Sink your Teeth IntoOr Not

For the last few months, many people anxiously awaited the release of the the McKinsey Report, designed to shine a light on the trends in medical tourism. Mapping the Market for Medical Travel left many hungry and thirsty to say the least.

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February 16, 2019

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Fortifying Western Healthcare with Traditional Chinese Medicine

Mainland China at the northeastern side of the Philippine archipelago, it is not surprising to find significant Chinese influences in Philippine culture. Trade between the Chinese and Filipinos has been chronicled since the ninth to 12th centuries.

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February 16, 2019

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Crossing Borders

For those of you who have never been to Monterrey, it is well worth the trip. Just a short direct flight from Texas and California and other western states in the United States, Monterrey sits in a beautiful valley surrounded by mountains.

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February 16, 2019

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NEW AMA GUIDELINES ON MEDICAL TOURISM

These guidelines are not revolutionary but they provide a very valuable set of concepts that we all can develop to create a solid foundation for medical tourism. The MTA supports these guidelines and intends to communicate with the AMA to develop them further.

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February 16, 2019

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Defining Medical Tourism ~ Another Approach

There would be significant value to the term Medical Tourism Definition, if we define it the same way as a well-known rhyme or a fable? Well, if this can be accepted, then we don’t really need a proper definition for Medical Tourism either.

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February 16, 2019

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Traveling with Ease ~ How to Avoid Jet Lag

With physical, mental, and emotional symptoms it can be hazardous to your long term health. In addition to fatigue and insomnia, it can also acutely cause anxiety, confusion, constipation, nausea, and even memory loss.

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February 16, 2019

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Recently I gave a presentation at the National Dental Benefits Conference hosted by the American Dental Association in Chicago. The topic of my presentation of course was Dental Tourism.

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February 16, 2019

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Engaging Your Family Physician in Medical Travel

Change is the only constant and because it is often accompanied by stressful and sometimes difficult adjustments and decisions, we often go to greater lengths to resist rather than embrace change. So how does one make change a little easier?

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February 16, 2019

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HCPro ~ An Interview with Maureen Potter VP for International Services and Former Executive Director for Joint Commission International Accreditation

After speaking on a panel session about “The Value of Accreditation”, Maureen Connors Potter, VP for International Services of HCPro shared with us HCPro’s perspective on Medical Tourism.

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February 16, 2019

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The Rise of Global Healthcare from Latin America

We are seeing in the horizon an amazing shift in the type of healthcare being found in Latin America. Once sought for its tropical rainforests and excellent cosmetic and dental services countries like Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Argentina and Mexico.

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February 16, 2019

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It's About Achievement

The Premier Platinum sponsor at the World Medical Tourism and Global Health Congress was the Council for Korea Medicine Overseas Promotion. The primary purpose of CKMP includes staging the Korean healthcare market to the international communities.

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February 16, 2019

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Medical Tourism in Asia

Asian healthcare providers have been treating foreign patients for decades. The quality of care is abundant not to mention to amount of experience Asian providers already have in treating foreign patients.

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February 16, 2019

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ISQua Accreditation ~ An Interview with Phil Hassen President Elect

According to Maureen Conners Potter, former Executive Director of the Joint Commission International, ISQua is a great resource. She says, “They look at standards; they look for comparable measures, infection control, and quality of surveyor staff.

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February 16, 2019

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Trent Accreditation Scheme-An interview with Dr. June Smailes

At the Congress, we had the opportunity to speak with Dr. June Smailes, Director of Trent Accreditation Scheme about what activities Trent was involved in with regards to Medical Tourism. “In recent years, there has been increasing international interest in Trent.

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February 16, 2019

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Creating the Patient Experience ~ Medical Tourism Facilitation Featuring WorldMed Assist Premiere Medical Travel and Healthbase

We are seeing a tremendous rise in the number of medical tourism facilitators developing internationally. So many facilitators gathered at the Congress for the workshops to gain some insight into how to develop their businesses and establish best practices.

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February 16, 2019

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The Next Big Step Forward

There have only been several main line insurance carriers; primarily Blue Shield/Blue Cross affiliates that have put their toes. Most of the rest of the medical insurance underwriters have talked about medical tourism, but few have taken any action.

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February 16, 2019

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The Buzz @ C-Level

The World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress convened in ‘Frisco Bay, we held our own Healthcare Congress of sorts ~ an August group of CEOs, CFOs and HR Directors from a variety of local companies gathered by the ‘Bay in Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA.

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February 16, 2019

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Red Warnings of Cerebral Hemorrhage

According to past reports, cerebral hemorrhages, cerebral aneurysm, is known to occur more often as people grow older especially into the 50’s. However, these days this incident age has lowered, and is now commonly observed in people in their 40’s.

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February 16, 2019

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Consulting the Market Specialists -Medical Tourism Consultants Featuring Alex Piper and Michael Horowitz

It seems that as the industry of medical tourism continues to rise, many healthcare providers, governments and facilitators want to get into the game, but really do not know how to go about doing so.

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February 16, 2019

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Setting Industry Guildelines An Interview with Dr. Joseph Heymen Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association

Dr. Joseph M. Heyman with the American Medical Association, Dr. Michael McGuire with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and Dr. David Preble with the American Dental Association spoke at the World Medical Tourism Congress.

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February 16, 2019

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ADHD - Out in Left Field

These men are thought to have been members of this group as well as Sir Winston Churchill, a highly respected Prime Minister. They also had intellectual flexibility due to their multiple interests and the speed of the diverse flood of ideas.

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February 16, 2019

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International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS):An interview with James Frame

Professor James Frame with the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, along with Dr. Michael McGuire of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and Dr. Roman Zaldivar of Zaldivar institute in El Salvador.

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February 16, 2019

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What Happened at Congress 2008 Stays at Congress 2008.See you in 2009

In recapping the highlights of the First World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress 2008, we would characterize the four day event as abuzz with chatter from morning to night, delegates participating in the whirlwind of formal networking sessions.

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February 16, 2019

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Combining Travel Protection and Continuity of Care

For a small percentage of the total cost of the trip and medical procedure(s), the Seven Corners’ medical tourism insurance plan safeguards the patient’s financial investment and provides continuity of care throughout the patient’s entire trip.

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February 16, 2019

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SURGERY TREATMENT FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES

Type-2 diabetes is a chronic disease, which causes suffering in many people of different ages, reducing years in quality of life. In spite of technological advances, a satisfactory medical treatment has not been found that can revert the disease.

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February 16, 2019

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What Every Patient Needs to Know to Ensure the Best Outcome for Hip and Knee Replacement

As a patient considering medical tourism for hip or knee replacement your goal should be to obtain the best possible outcome. The best outcome, a long lasting, pain free hip or knee that allows you unlimited activity without perioperative complications.

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February 16, 2019

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Medical Tourism Visas: Successfully Tackling Immigration Issues

Passport and visa considerations are faced by everyone seeking medical treatment outside their home country. Each government has its own regulations and requirements for visas for medical tourists, understanding general principles about such visas.

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February 16, 2019

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Top 5 Medical Tourism Concerns and their Practical Solution Options

If you have reservations about medical tourism, you are not alone. Most normal people would frown at the thought of having a heart bypass or a hip resurfacing procedure in a country they have never set their foot in before.

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February 16, 2019

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In Good Hands

A Filipino medical tourism company offers medical travelers a worry-free world-class health holiday in the Philippines. A medical traveler has found the ideal medical tourism company if all he has to think about is packing and getting to the airport.

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February 16, 2019

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The Future of Medical Tourism

We are seeing in the horizon an amazing shift in the type of healthcare being found in Latin America. Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Argentina and Mexico are attracting more and more patients.

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February 16, 2019

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Editorial ~ Medical Tourism on the Move

The first problematic expense for a laid off employee is healthcare. In many countries where many employees enjoyed employer paid healthcare programs, now one is faced with paying the actual cost of the program their employer provided them with.

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February 16, 2019

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The Ethnic Employee

From Asians, Latin Americans, Southeast Asians, Pacific Islanders, People from the Middle East and Gulf Coast Countries, and other regions, these ethnicities and cultures, their people, descendants, and heirs live everywhere in the world.

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February 16, 2019

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Surgical Solutions for Obesity and Weight Management ~ A Team Effort

Bariatric surgery is a therapeutic weapon for weight reduction, especially when one’s health is at risk. Today, the problems of overweight and obesity appear to have soared according to the statistics of the World Health Organization (WHO).

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February 16, 2019

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The Physical Innovation of Hotels in Medical Tourism

With the growth of medical tourism projected to skyrocket in the next decade, now is the time for hotel properties to consider their interest in serving this special type of guest.

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February 16, 2019

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Medical Tourism Association Efforts to Support Local Accreditation & Quality

Medical Tourism has many valuable benefits in addition to bringing in revenue from foreigners. Some of the positive aspects include improving the quality of healthcare facilities and increasing the number of international accredited healthcare facilities.

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February 16, 2019

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Medical Tourism Consumer Conferences ~ Good Idea or Failure?

Many conference organizers have no interest in or knowledge about the medical tourism industry and so they promote lofty historical numbers of attendees /delegates and “buyers” who have attended past conferences.

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February 16, 2019

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TrustMe: This Article is Excellent! Persevere to the very end

There’s NO other endeavor on the face of the Earth more dependent on Trust than Healthcare. If you’re in the business, and you’ve compromised your Trust, you’re Dead in the Water.‍

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February 16, 2019

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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PATIENT

We are happy to introduce a new column in this issue of the Medical Tourism Magazine about Sustainability. As we make great strides into new programs for international healthcare development we need to take a look at whether these programs will last.

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February 16, 2019

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Are Your Patients Wandering Over to Your Competition? 6 Action Tips to Stop Them in Their Tracks

In an economy such as ours we need to make each patient opportunity count. That means being quicker smarter and more caring than our competition.

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February 16, 2019

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Creating Profitability Through Service Excellence ~ Do You Really Know What Your Customers Think?

Medical tourism websites and marketing departments tout customer service excellence but how many of us have objective data to prove it? Do we take the time to determine how we provide excellent customer service and do we even know what it means?‍

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February 16, 2019

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Global Mobile Health Care An Electronic Framework for Portability of Health Records

Global healthcare is a rapidly growing practice of traveling across international borders to obtain quality medical treatment. Even after accounting for airfare and a short vacation, more than 50 countries have identified medical tourism as a national industry.

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February 16, 2019

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The Medical Tourism Association Launches Survey for the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters Sales Conference - May 9th 2009

This is a survey prepared in conjunction with the Medical Tourism Association and Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters. Anonymous results will be published as a combined study in Medical Tourism Magazine.

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February 16, 2019

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Only a Few Months Away Are You Ready?

MTA Members WorldMed Assist, Premiere Medical Travel and Patients without Borders joined participated as speakers and exhibitor in the MTA Pavilion. Our purpose was to educate the health insurance agents, consultants and insurance companies in California.

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February 16, 2019

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Safety and Quality Standards ~ Driving Patient Expectations

Cost and quality don’t always mesh, but these two factors are the most common reasons that people travel abroad for health care. Americans, for example, travel to India, Thailand, Singapore, Costa Rica, and other countries for joint replacement.

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February 16, 2019

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Healthcare Reform ~It is Growing Medical Tourism

People for months have been guessing at what kind of healthcare reformlegislation President Obama will propose in front of the US Congress. President Obama is attempting to have healthcare reform legislation implemented before the end of the summer.

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February 16, 2019

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An Innovative Approach to Continuity of Care

Homewatch CareGivers responded to the growing demands for caregiving services for people traveling for medical treatment and procedures both domestically and abroad by developing a comprehensive Aftercare Program.

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February 16, 2019

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Cyclical Care for Patients ~ Here and Abroad

Patient healthcare has come full circle with World-wide Managed Care Partners and World-wide Medical Partners coming together to bring patients inbound and outbound to provide the most cost-efficient quality care.

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February 16, 2019

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Coming to America ~ What Medical Tourists Need to Know

When most people think of “medical tourism”, they think of U.S. or European patients seeking health care services in Asia. The high cost of U.S. medical care and the low rate of insurance coverage are driving many Americans to look abroad for treatment.

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February 16, 2019

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US Health Insurance ~ An Interview with Jerry Turney

The decision to implement medical tourism had several considerations. Our largely Hispanic and Latin customers at US Now are at the entry level of the benefit world, a Limited Benefit Medical Plan does a number of things for the people who are covered.

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February 16, 2019

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Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters ~ An Interview with Ross Pendergraft

Medical Tourism Association had an interview with Ross Pendergraft, the President of the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters. He is been in the health insurance industry for over 17 years.

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February 16, 2019

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No Face Time ~ The Biggest Mistake

Medical tourism is constantly in the media and press and there is not one day that multiple newspapers and other forms of media write articles about it. It is featured in thousands of TV, newspaper and magazine articles around the world and over 40 countries.

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February 16, 2019

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Cosmetic Surgery Close to Home

On my 40th birthday, I decided to treat myself to some cosmetic enhancements to mark this milestone in my life. I began to explore my options and having previously lived abroad decided to extend my search for doctors and hospitals beyond U.S. borders.

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February 16, 2019

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Costa Rica & the Medical Traveler

Bound by the Caribbean Sea on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, this is a land that has something for everyone. Beaches, a magnificent rain forest, active volcanoes are all within a few hours’ drive from Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose.‍

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February 16, 2019

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Germany ~ Welcome to Wellbeing

Germany holds an excellent position in the health and fitness tourism market. Medical holidays are now an important factor for the German incoming tourism industry, with the greatest number of visitors arriving from the US, Eastern Europe and Asia.‍

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February 16, 2019

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Greetings from Germany ~ Offer of First Class Health Tourism

Health tourism is becoming an increasingly important economic factor as in 2007, travel for medical purposes by itself generated worldwide revenue amounting to 50-60 billion euros. More than 70,000 patients from abroad made use of Germany’s health care system.

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February 16, 2019

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Health & Medical Tourism Consulting

Health & Medical tourism is a complex area of business that is influenced by many disciplines and stakeholders. For service providers in the medical field it is therefore quite a challenge to establish an effective and efficient organizational framework.

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February 16, 2019

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The Bavarian Forest ~ Germany's Cultural and National Jewel

Medical Tourism involves travel outside of one’s national boundaries, but with an objective other than adventure or leisure at an exotic location. The reasons are various: cost savings or poor local healthcare and long waiting periods.

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February 16, 2019

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The Network for Better Medical Care

Germany is internationally renowned for its outstanding medical care holds a leading position with regard to the quality of medical services. A huge number of patients are treated in specialist medical centers and many hospitals.

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February 16, 2019

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