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Medical Travel Facilitators
Accreditation & Certification

Expanding Healthcare Access with Medical Travel Facilitator Certification

Key into the Medical Travel Facilitator Certification to restructure your program and offer quality service to clients along the continuum of care

Punta Mita Fertility Center
Destination Spotlight

Dr. Sam Najmabadi: Building an Exceptional Brand in Fertility Tourism

Dr. Najmabadi leads a team of highly trained specialists and medical staff in a renowned fertility center located on the luxurious Punta Mita peninsula on the north end of the Banderas bay in the Mexican state of Nayarit

Punta Mita Fertility Center
Destination Spotlight

Dr. José Luis Rivas Aguilar: Pushing the Frontiers of Assisted Reproduction

Dr. José Luis Rivas Aguilar is changing the game in assisted reproduction and fertility science with his expertise and robust research in the field. Currently, the General Director of the renowned Punta Mita Fertility Center, Dr. Rivas is leaving no stone unturned in delivering top-notch fertility and reproductive treatments for patients with the most up-to-date knowledge and technologies.

Healthcare Costs
Editorial

The Health and Economic Burden of Rising Healthcare Costs

Healthcare costs are raging in America, and the average household can not keep up any longer. Currently, healthcare cost in the U.S. is growing 1.1% faster than the GDP, it's only a matter of time before this crisis begins to efface people’s access to healthcare.

Medical Tourism
Destination Spotlight

The Evolution of U.S. Medical Tourism Virtual Summit: Insights and Perspectives

This exclusive and private B2B event organized by the Korean Tourism Association and the Medical Tourism Association will bring together American insurance companies, employers, insurance agents and consultants, travel agents, and others already actively engaged in medical tourism or looking to do so

Certified Medical Travel Professional (CMTP)
Accreditation & Certification

Elevate Patient Experience with the Certified Medical Travel Professional (CMTP)

The medical travel patient experience starts with you. With the Certified Medical Travel Professional program, become a highly valuable and recognized expert in the industry, providing relevant and exceptional solutions for medical tourists at each touchpoint of the medical travel patient care journey.

HealthStars EXCELerator
Marketing & Business Development

Healthcare EXCELerator: Accelerating Healthcare Delivery through Innovation

Healthcare providers might have the best intentions but may not understand the dynamics of the medical travel space and the market reshaping and remodeling they may require to be a top-choice destination for traveling patients and other international payers. To bridge this gap, Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) has launched HealthStars EXCELerator, a solution designed to accelerate innovation and maximize a business’s opportunity for success in the global healthcare space.

Fertility Tourism
Destination Spotlight

Punta Mita Hospital Disrupts Medical Travel for Fertility and Surrogacy Care

Punta Mita Hospital has positioned itself as a center of excellence for quality and affordable diagnostic and therapeutic fertility services. Fortified with a superb medical tourism package, the Punta Mita Hospital is always at the service of international clients from anywhere in the world, ready to create a wholesome medical travel experience for health seekers from departure to discharge.

Metaverse Hospital
Technology & Innovation

Metaverse Hospital: Prospects, Opportunities, and Challenges

Technology is advancing swiftly and revolutionizing human interactions. Since the Facebook transformation to incorporate advanced VR technologies, known as the metaverse, into the social media platform, healthcare stakeholders are also considering infusing VR into patient care, effectively combining virtual care into medical care. No doubt, this represents a new frontier in patient care, and one that could see potentially eliminate barriers to access to care, thereby, improving outcomes for patients and their providers. 

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.