I have a number of wishes for the medical travel industry that could help make medical travel journeys better and safer.
Here are three wishes for medical tourism that take little or no money to implement yet can make a world of difference for those who travel abroad for treatment. Read more…
2016 is shaping up to be an exciting year for providers of medical travel (or is it medical tourism?).
Medical Travel Quality Alliance expects that these will be the trends and issues of 2016 for the medical tourism industry, and will affect nearly all segments of the industry in nearly all countries around the globe.
1. Medical tourism gives birth to a baby boom.
The demand by medical tourists for in vitro fertilization IVF, gender selection, commercial surrogacy, and birthing places keeps growing.
After Thailand and India restricted commercial surrogacy, some surrogacy agencies moved operations to Cambodia and Nepal. In late 2015, Nepal and Mexico – which had allowed commercial surrogacy in the state of Tabasco – made surrogacy illegal.
But this doesn’t stop demand.
Surrogacy tourism to Russia, Ukraine and Georgia Read more…
The health world is flirting with disaster, say experts who monitor crime in cyberspace.
It’s only a matter of time as health data becomes increasingly digital.
As more medical tourists electronically transfer their personal health records, financial information, passport and other personal I.D. data, and family contacts between medical travel facilitators, physicians and Read more…
Woman describes her surgery in Dominican Republic and subsequent treatment for antibiotic resistant infection.
To blacklist: to boycott, to avoid, to steer clear of.
When significant numbers of rehospitalizations and deaths among medical tourists occur in one location – as in the current case of the Dominican Republic – the harsh facts of risks that medical tourists face cannot be brushed aside.
Since there is no structured way to report or gather information about medical tourist outcomes, the most reliable Read more…
Apple has announced a new product that has health techno’s abuzz. It could revolutionize health care diagnosis and treatment.
By Shekhar Sharad. This excerpt is from the author’s original LinkedIn article.
Lets say that a person has a blood pressure condition and has to ensure that their pressure is maintained at a certain prescribed level.
The doctor has also advised the person to get at least 30 minutes of moderate physical exercise, and ensure they sleep at least 8 hours at night. Read more…