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Medical Tourism Facilitators
Accreditation & Certification

Raising the Bar in Medical Tourism Facilitation

Expect in the future an increasing number of patients to look for accreditation or certification as the determinant in selecting a medical travel agent. Certification assures patients that a facilitator has been vetted by a globally recognized third-party accreditor, affirming that the facilitator has the required protocols, processes, and staff training to deliver a safe and high-quality treatment journey and experience.

Global Healthcare Accreditation
Accreditation & Certification

Free Webinar: Monkeypox: What you Need to Know to Stay Safe (By the Global Healthcare Accreditation)

Since May 2022, cases of monkeypox have been reported in countries where the infection is not endemic, including parts of Europe and the United States. Although cases of the infection are shown to be dropping, it is still very much around. In this webinar, Heather Saunders, a registered nurse and infectious disease expert and researcher at Johns Hopkins University, and Claudia Jorgenson, Director of Clinical Operations at the Global Healthcare Accreditation, shares important information about monkeypox and the current outbreak.

Medical tourism
Industry News

Advanced Reconstructive Surgery Alliance Paves the Way for Practices’ Expansion

ARSA is an alliance of likeminded practitioners with the highest clinical standards and shared resources that offer economies of scale. Our reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons benefit from an adaptive business environment with infrastructure, marketing, and the level of excellence which enables them to concentrate on the business of providing extraordinary clinical services. They are empowered to focus unencumbered – on doing their best work for what matters most...the patient.

Accreditation
Accreditation & Certification

Obesity Control Center: Leveraging Accreditation to Revolutionize Medical Tourism for Weight Loss Surgery

In this interview, Dr. Ariel Ortiz, Medical Director of the Center, discusses his contributions to the field of bariatric surgery, the rise of bariatric surgery services for international patients, and how accreditation has set the center’s medical tourism program apart and built trust with local patients and medical tourists from around the world.

Metaverse
Industry News

UAE Set to Launch the First Metaverse Hospital

The world’s first metaverse hospital is set to be launched by the Thumbay Group in UAE this October to further blur the boundaries of access to healthcare around the world. 

Fertility Tourism
Destination Spotlight

Inser: Pushing the Boundaries of Fertility Tourism

In this interview with the Medical Tourism Magazine recently, Juan Luis Giraldo, MD, Medical Director of Inser Group, one of the leading fertility treatment providers in Latin America, speaks about how the company is expanding its frontiers and driving growth in fertility travel. 

Accreditation
Accreditation & Certification

Solving the Issue of Trust in Medical Tourism

Trust is the new metric for the new normal of medical travel. If a health buyer or payer does not entrust their overall health - mental, physical, and emotional - to your hands during the entire care continuum, they will not be scheduling that flight to your destination

Cancer Treatment
Editorial

The Financial Burden of Cancer Treatment

For many cancer survivors, the hurdle does not stop at the last course of cancer treatment; hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt will leave survivors and even those receiving ongoing treatment living on the edge when all is said and done.

Medical Tourism Facilitators
Marketing & Business Development

Everything You Need to Know About Medical Tourism Facilitators

Medical tourism facilitators make it easier to navigate the process of medical care in a foreign country. Learn everything you need to know about medical tourism facilitators, when you might need their services, and how to maximize the benefits while minimizing risk.

Global Healthcare Accreditation
Accreditation & Certification

Same Game, New Rules: Medical Travel in the Post-Pandemic Era

The rules are gradually changing for medical travel, and as the industry stages a comeback after the dark years of the pandemic, medical programs that have a third-party validation of their policies, procedures, and processes will see a greater long-term sustainable growth in medical travel, as medical travelers have now experienced a paradigm shift in what they consider to be “health.” Stakeholders must keep adapting to these changes and position themselves to be key players in the industry or lose out to those who do.

Healthcare Costs
Marketing & Business Development

Value-Based Care: A Model For The Medical Tourism Industry

Medical providers in the United States have traditionally operated on a fee-for-service model. Under this model, insurers reimburse healthcare organizations for services rendered regardless of the outcome. A new approach, value-based care, is gaining steam. Adopting a value-based care system simply allows for more open communication amongst a network of providers, resulting in positive patient outcomes as well as overall satisfaction for the provider and insurer.

Accreditation
Accreditation & Certification

Andrea Maggioni MD, Director of Global Health at Nicklaus Children's Hospital Talks Accreditation and Building a Formidable Medical Travel Program

The Medical Tourism Magazine sat down recently with Dr. Andrea Maggioni, a Pediatrician and Director of Global Health at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital (formerly Miami Children's Hospital) to discuss his experience building the global medical travel program for Nicklaus Children's Hospital and how the program has become a major player in the industry. Dr. Maggioni also shares insights into the value of the Global Healthcare Accreditation for the global healthcare program and how it has fostered trust and credibility.

Medical tourism
Accreditation & Certification

An Interview with Dr. Heitham Hassoun, Cedars-Sinai's Vice President and Medical Director for International Health, and Dr. Shoma Desai, Director of International Patient Services

The Medical Tourism Magazine (MTM) had the privilege to sit down to get some insights from Heitham Hassoun MD, Cedars-Sinai Vice President and Medical Director of International Health, and Shoma Desai, MD, International Patient Services Director. They shared their thoughts and insights into what a post-pandemic world holds for medical tourism, what makes Cedars-Sinai unique, and how the Global Healthcare Accreditation for Medical Travel Services has assisted the organization in building patient trust.

Healthcare Costs
Industry News

Global Healthcare Costs Likely to Increase in 2022 and Beyond

Experts have predicted significant volatility in healthcare costs in 2022 and beyond as a result of the impact of the pandemic not only on the economy but also on overall health. Therefore, organizations and individuals need to be prepared for the sticker shock and implement cost-saving strategies

Spotlight
Destination Spotlight

Message from the CEO | DCW Dental Center

Patients choose DCW Dental Center because we provide highly specialized and individualized dental care. Our specialists listen to every patient's needs and solve them in a personalized approach, offering life changing treatments.

COVID-19 and Medical Tourism
Healthcare Development & Architecture

Key Safety Strategies for Medical Travel Programs

Safety is the new watchword for any business looking to operate successfully in the new normal. Given its crucial position in the global scene, medical travel programs must remodel their operations to prioritize safety.

Medical tourism
Healthcare Development & Architecture

Pandemic Preparedness for Medical Travel Destinations

Although the coronavirus pandemic is almost over and international borders are nearly fully open, there’s still work to be done. Medical travel programs need to develop and upscale surge capacities, strategies, and resources to prepare for future pandemics.

Global Healthcare Accreditation
Marketing & Business Development

Strategies to Unlock Your Medical Travel Potential in the New Normal

The coronavirus pandemic has induced a shift in healthcare needs that wlll disrupt the medical tourism ecosystem. New strategies are therefore needed to meet the new metrics of success in medical tourism

Editorial

Can Vaccine Passports Revive Medical Travel?

While vaccine passes may spur medical travel recovery, without addressing the myriad of problems associated with them, the move may prove to be counterintuitive, disrupting the medical tourism ecosystem

Paley Institute
Editorial

Disabled West Lothian girl’s chance to walk after surgeon gives 'miracle op' discount

A West Lothian dad, who is raising thousands of pounds to take his daughter abroad for specialist treatment after she was told she would be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life, has been offered a discount by a top doctor.