What is Medical Tourism?? The marketplaces were colorful and vibrant, the Hindu temples sublime.
But what propelled award-winning Memphis filmmaker Willy Bearden to India earlier this year wasn't an urge to go sightseeing or seek adventure. Bearden, 61, was a different kind of traveler. He was a medical tourist. In need of heart surgery and lacking adequate insurance to pay for it, Bearden traveled to a country where he could receive a triple-bypass for a fraction of what it would cost in the U.S. "I actually approached it the way I do documentary films. Recent statistics indicate Bearden is part of a growing trend. On the reverse side of the trend, an estimated 400,000 people from other countries came to the U.S. for treatment in 2008.
Some insurance carriers have begun offering policies that cover overseas treatment, and the American Medical Association, acknowledging the growth in medical tourism, has laid out recommendations for prospective patients and insurers. His physician was incredulous, he recalls. Slideshare. World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress Exceeds Expectations.
The Medical Tourism Association has reported the fourth edition of the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress to be a huge success with a higher and more diverse level of attendees.
Chicago, Ill. –Successfully entering its third day, the Congress, partially integrated with the Employer Healthcare Congress and gathering world industry leaders, has attracted participation of approximately 2,000 top industry players from over 90 countries from various sectors. These players include government representatives, global healthcare leaders, insurance industry giants, medical tourism facilitators and healthcare management professionals. The 4th Annual World Medical Tourism & Global Health Congress is pleased to announce Hospital Almater as a Bronze Sponsor at the conference held on October 25-28, 2011. Hospital Almater was born July 27, 1987.
Since the beginning, the remarked corporate philosophy of the company, quality services at best cost, cost-benefit philosophy has gained through time a prominent place in all the services the company provides, which has experience care and renowned insurance groups such as Nacional Provincial, AXA, MetLife and health insurers and Health Administrators of North America. “For Hospital Almater, the WMT & GHC Congress is an excellent platform to internationalize our services, contact medical providers and know what is happening in the medical tourism industry,” said Dra. Patricia Meza, Hospital Almater. “We have the opportunity to present tour hospital and the quality of our services to all attendees of the conference,” she added. The 4th Annual WMT&GHC Announces Porto Alegre Health Care as Gold Sponsor. Porto Alegre Health Care is an organization of health care providers in the city of the highest quality of life and medical services in Latin America.
Porto Alegre provides reliable medical care of international standard, a large network of hospitals and medical doctors at competitive costs: lower than rates in the United States, Canada and Europe. Complete personal assistance is our promise, with professional staff speaking foreign languages. Full support from start to finish the process is offered to ensure an excellent experience for our patients. The city has easy access by air and light traffic. P.ost. Zurich North America Announced as Bronze Sponsor at Global Benefits Conference. The Medical Tourism Association in conjunction with the Global Benefits Association are proud to announce Zurich North America as a Bronze Sponsor at the 2nd Global Benefits Conference held in Chicago, IL on October 25-28th.
Zurich in North America is a part of Zurich Financial Services Group (Zurich), an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America and Europe as well as in Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. Founded in 1872, the Group is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and employs approximately 60,000 people serving customers in more than 180 countries, including more than 9,500 employees in North America. Register Today to take advantage of the opportunity to network with Zurich North America at this years’ 2nd Global Benefits Conference! Comments. DEiK eBrochure - 4th World Medical Tourism Congress Attendees. Greetings!
We are pleased to announce DEIK/Health Tourism Business Council as one of our Platinum Sponsors of the 4thWorld Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress. The Foreign Economic Relation Board (DEIK) was established as the "Turkish private sector's gateway to international arena" in 1988 for the specific purpose of establishing, promoting and strengthening the Turkish private sector's economic relationships with international businesses and organizations. Chicagoland Investment Group Secures Bronze Sponsorship & Showcase Presentation. The 4th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress is happy to host the Chicagoland Investment Group as Bronze sponsors and the 2nd Showcase Presenter at the congress in Chicago, IL!
Chicagoland Foreign Investment Group is the first Regional Center in Illinois and the only Regional Center for the greater Chicagoland area. The United States Citizenship & Immigration Services’ Regional Center program, more commonly referred to as the “EB-5 Pilot Program” is an Immigrant Investor program that affords foreign nationals the opportunity to become lawful permanent residents in the United States through investment in strategic, US-based economic development projects. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to connect with Chicago’s premier investment group at this years’ World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress! Comments. Bronze Sponsor Soma Technology Inc. The Medical Tourism Association is proud to announce Soma Technology, INC. as a Bronze sponsor for this years’ World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress!
Soma Technology, Inc is the leader in the refurbished medical equipment industry. Soma Technology’s main mission is to provide high quality new and refurbished medical equipment to healthcare facilities worldwide at affordable costs. The company provides a one-stop-shop platform where customers can compare and contrast among major models and manufacturers. They ensure that all refurbished equipment meets and exceeds all customer expectations hiring only the most qualified biomedical engineers and applying the most comprehensive refurbishing process to each and every piece of equipment. Comments comments. MD Anderson Cancer Center Joins the Medical Tourism Congress as a Bronze Sponsor. The Medical Tourism Magazine along with the Medical Tourism Association is proud to present the MD Anderson Cancer Center as Bronze Sponsor at the 4th installment of the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress in Chicago, IL held Oct 25-28th.
The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public. MD Anderson Cancer Center has been consistently accredited by The Joint Commission since 1951. AMR Corporation to Sponsor The 2011 Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress. The Medical Tourism Association is happy to present AMR Corporation as a Silver Sponsor for the 4th Annual World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress held in Chicago, IL on October 25-28th!
AMR Corporation is the parent company of American Airlines and American Eagle Airlines. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, AMR employed more than 87,000 full-time and part-time employees worldwide as of December 31, 2010. American Airlines and American Eagle operate, on average, more than 3,600 daily flights serving more than 50 countries. Their operations are substantial—on a typical day, AMR transports more than 287,000 passengers, handle 275,000 pieces of luggage, and answers more than 200,000 reservations calls. REPORTER'S NOTEBOOK: Hospital Drug Shortages Threaten Patient Health, Prove Costly. “How can they write me an IOU for medication?” That’s Alex Aiello, and he's been battling leukemia since April 2009. Aiello, 26, was on his last few courses of Atra, a drug known to raise cure rates to 80 percent from the usual 40 percent. But when he went to the pharmacy at Massachusetts General Hospital to get his medication at the beginning of September, he was told there wasn’t any.
“It’s just shocking to see how supplies are low of a major drug to help you fight leukemia,” he told me. Aiello’s doctor, Eyal Attar, uses much stronger language. Aiello’s is not an isolated case. “We’re forced to go to a different regimen,” says Emory University Hospital medical oncologist Donald Harvey. Hospitals complain that they get little – or no – warning of a shortage, nor are they told how long it will last. Medical Tourism Congress Speaker Greenberg Traurig Leads the First Showcase Presentation! The Medical Tourism Association is proud to announce Greenberg Traurig as the first showcase presenter at this year’s World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress on Oct. 25-28th. Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from more than 30 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Global Healthcare Congress. Siemens Global Sponsors the Medical Tourism Congress. The World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress is excited to present Siemens Global Healthcare as a Bronze sponsor for this year’s congress! Siemens has been synonymous with international focus and worldwide presence for over 160 years. Today, Siemens is a global powerhouse with activities in nearly 190 regions. The challenges confronting today’s world are global and so is Siemens. With a presence in some 190 countries, they offer customers fast, local, tailor-made solutions. And that gives Siemens a decisive competitive edge. Urgent Press Release - Global Benefits and Medical Tourism. Chicago, Illinois: October 11, 2011: The 4th Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress, with several parallel conferences taking place at the Renaissance Marriot Schaumberg Hotel & Convention Center October 25-28, 2011 has launched various successful strategic initiatives to foster the growth of Global Benefits, Healthcare Development & Medical Tourism industries.
Explaining the initiative, Renée-Marie Stephano, President of the Medical Tourism Association said, "From the last three years, we have witnessed nothing but tremendous growth. After careful research, evaluation and planning, we injected some innovative ideas to provide value to all our participants who traveled from across the globe. " "This year's congresses have the most extensive agenda of any other international healthcare and insurance conferences known. ProCure Secures Silver Sponsorship at the World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress. The Medical Tourism Association is proud to announce it’s newest member, ProCure as a Silver sponsor at the 4th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress held in Chicago, IL on October 25-28th.
ProCure’s mission is to improve the lives of patients with cancer by increasing access to proton therapy. ProCure builds and operates state-of-the-art cancer treatment facilities that provide proton therapy, an advanced form of radiation treatment. ProCure collaborates with leading radiation oncology practices and hospitals to bring the benefits of proton therapy to their patients. With centers in Oklahoma City, suburban Chicago and two more set to open in the New York metropolitan/New Jersey area (early 2012) and Seattle (2013), ProCure is the only company in the world with multiple proton therapy centers in operation.
Medical Tourism City. Silver Sponsor Spotlight: Spartan Bioscience. Medical Tourism Magazine. Greetings! 2011 Featured Speakers for the Medical Tourism Congress, Oct 25-28th Chicago, IL. The MTA Announces KHIDI & KIMA as Silver Sponsors and New Memebers! MTA Member Moolchand Sponsors The Medical Tourism Congress. Malaysian Healthcare Travel Council Sponsors The Global Healthcare Congress. Facebook. Google’s Director of International Benefits, Jon Casey Keynote Spotlight. John Casey, Director of International Benefits of Google, will present the development and execution of Google’s global benefits strategy that includes a focus on infrastructure, wellness and innovation at the 4th World Medical Tourism Congress/2nd Global Benefits Conference. The Congress and John Casey will provide the perfect opportunity to learn about global benefits from one of the top Fortune 500 companies.
John joined Google in 2010 and is the company’s Director of International Benefits. John’s key area of responsibility is the development and execution of Google’s global benefits strategy that includes a focus on infrastructure, wellness and innovation. Flying Nurses International Exhibits at The Medical Tourism Congress. Special Message From The MTA’s CEO Jonathan Edelheit. I am very excited that in about two weeks we will be announcing the participant list for our upcoming conference in October. I know this is always a big deal in the industry and everyone likes to see who are the first people that have registered and signed up for the congress. Kiran Infertility Center Joins the Medical Tourism Congress. A Message from Speaker Karen Timmons, Former CEO of JCI. Convention Center Hotel Sold Out! Almater Hospital Secures Bronze Sponsorship for the 2011 Medical Tourism Congress. Bernard Merkel Set To Speak On Cross Boarder Legislation.
The Tourism Authority of Thailand Secures a Silver Sponsorship at the Medical Tourism Congress. Webinar – 4th World Medical Tourism & Global Healthcare Congress. Why Chicagoland?? The 2011 Medical Tourism Congress Participant List Released. WMT&GHC Announces Squire, Sanders & Dempsey as a Silver Sponsor. The Medical Tourism Association Gets Social with the Medical Tourism Community. Medical Tourism Congress Announces Lufthansa as a Bronze Sponsor. Dentris - Dental Treatment Cart by Clemens Auer & Yanko Design. The First Man to Be Cured of HIV: An Update on the Fascinating Story - The...
United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide. Advatech Healthcare PVT Ltd Sponsors Medical Tourism Congress. Facebook. Medical Tourism Healthcare Leadership Awards to be Announced in Chicago October 25-28, 2011. US Insurance Companies, Employers and Agents Rally Around Medical Tourism in Chicago. Keynote Speaker Spotlight – Dr Cecil Wilson. Medical Tourism Congress Speaker Spotlight: Dr. Yakov Elgudin. Mathew Ninan, M.D. Set to Speak at Medical Tourism Congress. Medical Tourism Congress: Linda Brodsky Presents How Emerging Healthcare Markets Can Learn from Past Mistakes. Hotel for Medical Tourism Conference – Don’t forget to reserve. Turismo Medico 101. Prof. Peter Anyang Nyong Joins the Ministerial Summit & Panel.
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