Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center said patients experience significant problems which present a compelling case for healthcare reform. Patients trust providers to deliver the highest quality of care, yet care in many locations is mediocre at best; at its worst, it endangers patients.
The Center for Disease Control estimates that one out of every ten patients admitted to a hospital will suffer from an infection acquired in the hospitals. Healthcare institutions will do everything in their power to avoid that situation from happening to patients.
“Healthcare is in the midst of a ferocious war; the prize unimaginably huge: $2 Trillion Dollars – the size of the economy of China. Four armies are battling to gain control: Insurers, Hospitals, Government and Doctors.
Sustainability is becoming more critical globally and presents a baseline requirement for the healthcare industry just like in any other industry. Is it really all about going green, it really is all about competing in a new world.
The audience attending the Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) panel was asked to participate in a simple stress relief exercise by taking a deep breath in, and exhaling.
It’s amazing how the world around us is in constant change, from a cultural point of view to an environmental perspective. It’s even more interesting how mankind reacts to its surroundings in different ways, each time with mental and physical consequences.
Sustainability in Healthcare is the new trend all across the globe. In fact, there is now a LEED certification being developed by the US Green Building Council that is specific to the healthcare industry and adheres to their unique design needs.
The role that the built environment plays in our health and well being is beginning to be more deeply understood. Studies have linked dramatic increases in health, satisfaction and productivity to living and working in green buildings.
Going green is the realization that every effort counts, even if some efforts don’t at first find their rhythm. Green experts working in healthcare – or in any field or industry – urge others to think of the materials they use as being part of a stream.
The concept of modern medical cities has been in place for some time, but has gained renewed interest, particularly in rapidly developing economies. The implementation of these cities varies, but they share several fundamental characteristics.
Green dentistry? Sounds like an oxymoron. Dentistry is about white: the color of beautiful teeth, lab coats and cotton dental rolls. Picture the sights and the sounds of the dentist’s office: the water and electricity essential for dental work.
Choosing a healthcare facility can be a complicated process involving a number of factors such as medical expertise quality of care cost geography ease of access and insurance coverage. A secondary factor to consider is the ecological footprint of the facility.
Politicians of all stripes have wrapped their arms around Green…they hug it like a tree! I should say, they hug it like a Contributor. Everyone’s glomming on Green these days: Green is Good; Green is Omnipresent.
Hospitals are a significant cornerstone of any community, not just because of the services they provide but also as a significant source of employment and as a source of leadership through their education, activities and by supporting other organizations.
Healthcare circa 2013 is a good news/bad news/good news story. The good news; healthcare work is important and will never go away. The bad news; most healthcare organizations are not on the path to thrive in the 21st century because success factors have changed.
The Sustainable Healthcare & Hospital Development Conference was developed to enhance awareness of the essential parts. Most people think of sustainability in healthcare as “going green” in the industry but there’s more to it than that.
In the healthcare arena, e-health and telemedicine practices are raising offering to patients and hospitals a new relationship. The application of e-health and telemedicine can be diverse according to the environment they are use in.
What makes the baby boomers so interesting is that there are 76 million of them,” Columbia University Dean of the School of Social Work Dr. Takamura said, “and the fact is, they all are different.”
Cruise ships such as those from popular cruise lines like Royal Caribbean and Carnival are designed from hull to mizzenmast. As established travel venues cruise lines are immensely successful with reliable track records of safety and satisfaction.
Medical tourism is not only a U.S. phenomenon but Europeans are also looking for cheaper and more accessible treatments abroad. Commonly referred to as cross border health care European residents are travelling from Finland to Spain specifically for healthcare services.
For a foreigner peering into the European realm the continent seems to function as a single entity a region that shares a currency a set of values an identity. So should healthcare be an added commonality? Unlike that of the U.S. Europes healthcare is universal.
The rise of multidrug-resistant superbugs poses a growing threat to populations worldwide including those who travel overseas. Alleviating the problem may require the use of novel synthetic antimicrobial molecules specifically designed to mimic the body's natural defense.
Are you afraid to go to the doctor? If you’re scared today, imagine seeing a physician 300 years ago. When we see a stethoscope or have an eye exam, we tend to forget they took years to develop, as did everything else in the health field.
The US healthcare system consumes approximately 32 billion gallons of water and $6.5 billion in energy per year. Every day that a healthcare provider burns more energy, uses more water and creates more waste than it requires is another day of pouring both money and resources down the drain.
Medical tourism is a predominant niche market and of special interest within the segment and the globalized healthcare service industry. This industry is facilitated by the destinations’ government, private sector involved in the medical-care and the tourism industry.
Thanks to tremendous high-tech advances, patients now can pursue treatment modalities ranging from robotic-assisted surgery and high-intensity modulated radiotherapy. Clinical trials continually bring new discoveries to the forefront.
Is it possible to naturally lower cholesterol, reduce blood pressure, regain your energy, and reduce your weight for life? People decide to make major lifestyle changes only when they have reached a certain critical point in their lives.
To change a culture, it must be developed and understood by all stakeholders to include input from all of those impacted. In the healthcare segment, there is a movement of culture change called person-centered care.
During the spring of 2006, residents of Rice Lake, Minnesota noticed computer equipment bobbing up to the surface of their precious lake. It would take a long time for these materials to leach out of where they are, but left there long enough.
Healthcare has recognized the value of building and operating more sustainable, energy-efficient buildings. EnergyStar estimates that the healthcare sector spends $6.5 billion on energy alone.
Many hospitals and healthcare facilities are working hard doing many of the same things that the City of Chicago is doing. Some healthcare organizations are still reluctant to speak or act about the issue of climate change and its impacts on health.
The healthcare system in the United States is constantly under reform, the new changes adding fuel to an already burning flame. Medical professionals tend to discriminate against obese patients, denying them services because they cannot accommodate them.
HIT manages the information surrounding patient care delivery, reimbursement, monitoring, research and reporting. greenCDA takes the complexity out of CDA creation by providing a single simple XML schema that uses business names.
Sustainable healthcare development works for fighting global warming, preserving animal habitats, vegetation, ground water. The prudent healthcare facility developer in the 21st century is building and renovating/retrofitting and saving money for tomorrow.
Healthcare providers are struggling to find reliable, low-cost solutions to reduce the financial and environmental burden. FDA-regulated reprocessed medical devices are not only safe and effective, but use of such devices saves considerable financial resources.
Not all cancers are the same, the greatest likelihood of cancer survival comes with the most effective cancer treatments. Proton therapy is a precision-controlled radiation that can be manipulated to release energy at precise depths.
Healthcare reform is going to inspire physicians, health systems and hospitals to look at alternative ways of delivering medical product. The medical tourism industry is vast, with many key players who have varied and specific interests in health care.
Blame it on food adulteration, modernized sedentary lifestyles, the signs of aging have become obvious and deluding. Ayurveda offers age-old rehabilitation therapy of Rasayana that imparts natural rejuvenation management.
American medicine is in great peril, government intervention is hurting innovation, diminishing the independence of the physician. AAPS have seen a way out and will continue to promote policies and seek to change legislation that will restore freedom in medicine.
Private hospitals in Mexico hold probably the best tools for attracting large numbers of Canadian and American patients to Latin America. They are clean, modern, offer the best medical technology and are staffed by highly trained physicians.
Jordanian Hospitals have exceptional quality to offer and people are traveling there to receive treatment. Factors weighing in are no wait periods, English speaking staff and surgeons, and potential cost savings on procedures with market value lower.
Scientists around the world are studying and experimenting with stem cells in the hopes that they lead to medical breakthroughs. Countries have different laws regarding stem cell research and have therefore approved various trials.
The Nurse Success Group, Inc. has been committed to improving patients’ lives in the healthcare environment for over 19 years. The Nurse Success Group’s business plan is to develop and promote excellent healthcare education programs.
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.
Canada has plans in the works to build a hospital aimed mainly at medical tourists and Canadians seeking faster care. The hospital will be the first of its kind and developers are looking to form international partnerships to help complete the project.
Dubai Medical Tourism has been set up to implement a number of initiatives that will address the needs of identified markets. Dubai Healthcare City, a healthcare free zone developed to promote medical tourism, is a partner in the initiatives.
When defining medical tourism, it is an industry that has not hit the mainstream fully, there is room to keep an open mind. Traveling to another country, state, city or region to receive medical, dental or surgical care for better quality, availability.
Great advances in medicine have been made over the last 100 years, not every drug, test, or medical device is safe. When adopting new technologies decisions are becoming increasingly important as the costs associated with making wrong decisions is surging.
The UEFA Euro 2012 Championship kicked off and Poland prepared stadiums, hotels and public response teams for soccer fans. Most foreigners visit Poland for its spas, dentists and plastic surgeons, but there is also growth in the areas of orthopedics.
The medical tourism industry is growing, even if its subfields are expanding, the higher education systems are lagging behind. The lack of a curriculum focused on training professionals for a career in medical tourism is highly evident.
The federal legislature of Mexico has taken notice as foreign patients continue to flock to their border state for medical care. The lower chamber passed new progressive legislation aimed at making the application of stem cell therapies more uniform.
In April the Medical Tourism Association™ traveled to Los Angeles for the annual International Pow Wow. It brings in more than 1,000 American travel organizations and 1,200 international and domestic travel buyers from more than 70 countries.
Patients troubled by instability of the dislocated kneecap have for many years been treated with various kinds of surgery. Now that this problem has been given more attention the arthroscopic trochleoplasty was developed to improve the outcome.
Medical tourism promises to expand access to reduce costs for Americans and other patients by getting them the care they need. Despite this promise, a number of legal and ethical scholars raised concerns regarding medical tourism’s impact on healthcare access.
Sports medicine is the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of injuries or illness resulting from athletic activities. Sports medicine can also encompass areas of physiologic or metabolic management to optimize athletes performance.
The Soviet Union healthcare system was centralized and each citizen could get full medical service absolutely free of charge. The healthcare system and universal public medical insurance ruined together with the Soviet Union.
When we think about travel and tourism, we seldom think about the cruise industry and travels at sea. When it comes to medical tourism it is unthinkable for many that the sea and a ship environment could be an alternative to host mobile medical facilities.
This field joins nearly all disciplines of science and holds the realistic promise of repairing damaged tissue by harnessing. The market has become inundated with “stem cell treatments” and stem cell products that promise to do everything to cure disease.
Time after time, Disney guests cite superior customer service as the reason they return to Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. It’s that trust that leads to an exceptional customer experience, repeat business and solid financial results.
Different industries have committed to potentiate negative and positive impacts under the concept of sustainable development. The primary motivation of a medical tourism patient is to travel outside of the area of residence for reduced prices high quality care.
As world announced the completion of an interim deal to curtail Iran’s nuclear deal, Tehran welcomed medical tourism patients. Efforts concentrate on promoting treatment facilities on the internet and in catalogs, brochures, compact discs, and maps.
Wellness programs benefit employees, companies by reducing productivity losses arising from employee or family health problems. Healthy employees have fewer absences, more engaged, energetic and enthusiastic — all of which translate to higher performance.
ByBrian P. Moran
February 25, 2019
Clinics operating in tourist centers, the Cayman Islands and the Bahamas offer unproven treatments for diseases such as MS. Clinics are finding difficulty attracting patients to places such as Lima, Peru, Ecuador and even Mexico.
February 4, 2019
Healthcare organizations are changing dramatically like hospitals integrating programs, expanding services, managing budgets. Capacity building strengthens an organization’s skills, leadership, capabilities, processes and resources.
ByRenée-Marie Stephano & Rosanna Gomez Moreno
February 22, 2019
When the WHO neglected to move forward with its plan to eliminate a tropical disease reappeared several years later with a vengeance. Sleeping sickness is a deadly tropical disease that occurs in sub-Saharan Africa countries with minimal healthcare systems.
February 16, 2019
Population health management refers to the proactive application of interventions and strategies for promoting good health. PHM is growing in significance with the paradigm shift in resource allocation in hospitals and reimbursement strategies.