Medical tourism: Implications for patients, health systems
Patients who travel abroad for medical treatment risk returning with complications or infections that require costly treatment, and is one of the issues highlighted in a new handbook exploring medical tourism. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 30, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical tourism expertise helps Thailand cope with MERS
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's status as a hub for medical tourism could be helping the country contain the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), government and health officials said, after confirming its first case of the deadly virus last week. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Thailand Praised For Its 'Flawless' Response To First MERS Patient
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Khettiya Jittapong BANGKOK, June 22 (Reuters) - Thailand's status as a hub for medical tourism could be helping the country contain the spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), government and health officials said, after confirming its first case of the deadly virus last week. Tourism accounts for about 10 percent of the Thai economy, and the country is also the top destination in Southeast Asia for patients seeking low-cost, quality healthcare, with an average 1.4 million medical tourists a year, compared with 600,000 for Singapore, a Thai medical ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 22, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Govt sets up Board to boost medical tourism
To boost medical tourism, the government today announced setting up of the National Medical and Wellness Tourism Board. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - June 19, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Exclusive: Proposed luxury rentals near Texas Medical Center to serve international patients
A Houston developer plans to build a luxury residential project near the Texas Medical Center that will cater to Houston’s growing medical tourism industry. Heritage Home Builders I Ltd submitted a plat application to the city of Houston for a multifamily project located at the corner of Fannin and Lehall streets, about a half-mile from the Texas Medical Center. The 23-year veteran homebuilder and developer purchased the half-acre property in August for an undisclosed price. Heritage plans to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - May 11, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Paul Takahashi Source Type: news

Nigeria: Orthopaedic Hospital Performs First Hip Replacement Surgery in Sokoto
[This Day] Sokoto -Medical tourism by Nigerians will be further reduced as the Bone and Joint Orthopaedic Hospital in Sokoto has joined other hospitals in Lagos, Abuja and other cities in the country by successfully carrying out its first hip replacement surgery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 1, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Healthcare sector upbeat as Budget gives a booster dose
"Increase in visas on arrival facility to 150 countries will give a boost to medical tourism in the country," Apollo Hospitals Managing Director said. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - February 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans May See Appeal of Medical Tourism in Cuba
As the Obama administration chips away at the economic isolation of Cuba, the medical tourism industry is among those trying to figure out what the easing of tension will mean for them. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 18, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: By WILLIAM NEUMAN Tags: Americans Abroad Cuba Obama, Barack Embargoes and Sanctions Economic Conditions and Trends Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Americans May See Appeal of Medical Tourism in Cuba
As the Obama administration chips away at the economic isolation of Cuba, the medical tourism industry is among those trying to figure out what the easing of tension will mean for them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By WILLIAM NEUMAN Tags: Americans Abroad Cuba Obama, Barack Embargoes and Sanctions Economic Conditions and Trends Medicine and Health Source Type: news

Jacksonville receives state marketing grant to promote medical industry
Visit Jacksonville and its medical partners received $99,200 in a matching grant from Visit Florida to promote Jacksonville's medical industry to new patients and medical convention planners. Mayo Clinic, University of Florida Health Proton Therapy Institute, Ackerman Cancer Center and Market Staging Inc. will work with the tourism bureau to spend just over $200,000 to market the city. Medical tourism and meetings generate around $53 million in economic impact, according to Visit Jacksonville,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 5, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andrew Thurlow Source Type: news

Kenya: Kenya's Plan to Build High-End Medical Centres Draws Mixed Reviews
[Sabahi]Nairobi -The Kenyan government is planning to set up high-end medical facilities through public-private partnerships in hopes of becoming a regional hub for medical tourism, but some citizens are questioning the government's priorities. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 5, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medigo gets $6.2 million for global price transparency
Medigo, a Berlin-based medical travel startup, has raised $6.2 million (5 million euros) from Accel Partners. The company announced the funding at the same time as its US and UK launch, and will use the money to expand into additional markets. The company previously raised $2.4 million from Atlantic Internet and other angel investors, so this raise […] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - December 3, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Uncategorized medical tourism medical travel Medigo price transparency quality transparency Source Type: news

Nigeria: Society Laments Impact of Medical Tourism On Economy
[Independent (Lagos)]Abeokuta -Society of Family Physicians of Nigeria (SOFPON) on Thursday said the N81 billion allegedly expended abroad by Nigerians seeking medical treatment abroad is not only wasteful, but an abuse of privilege. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Poor Attitude to Work Is Partly Responsible for Medical Tourism, Say Radiographers
[Guardian]RADIOGRAPHERS have called on the Federal Government to put a machinery in place to curb medical tourism overseas, even as the they called for audit of the current standard of practice of healthcare professionals in comparison with the world best practices to curb the ugly scenarios. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 22, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
Guidelines include helping patients understand risks and benefits, responding compassionately (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - November 11, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news