The Coming Boom In Health Tourism
In 2015, medical tourism – a component of healthcare tourism – generated between U.S. $60 and U.S. $70 billion. Within five years, it is very likely that health tourism will generate at least twice these revenues. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 2, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Russ Alan Prince Source Type: news

World Medical Tourism Market is Expected to Reach $143.8 Billion by 2022
Major factors that boost the market growth include, affordability, availability, and accessibility of superior quality healthcare services (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - April 21, 2016 Category: Disability Tags: Medical Tourism Source Type: news

Wellness, Well-Being... And What About Spa?
Recently I spoke at the Washington Spa Alliance Symposium in Washington, D.C. What drew me to participate was their theme: "The New Language of Spa". This is a topic about which I have thought a great deal over my many (don't ask how many!) decades in this industry. So I feel uniquely qualified to address what is now becoming an ongoing question: "What's the difference between wellness, and well-being...and where does that leave spa?" If you go by the book, here is how Merriam-Webster makes the distinction: "Well-being: the state of being happy, healthy, or successful" "Wellness: the qual...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Medical Tourism - Minister Reads Riot Act to Doctors
[This Day] The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has frowned at the rate of medical tourism among Nigerians and has threatened to sanction any medical doctor in a public hospital who refers a case that could be treated in the country abroad. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 4, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

ICYMI: Explaining Ted Cruz's Face And A Zika Conspiracy Theory
ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we read up on companies using their employees' health data to help workers get healthier, reduce health care costs and improve their bottom lines. On its face, this might seem like a good thing for everyone involved, but the possibility that the data could also be used for hiring and firing decisions is cause for concern. And in lighter news, a neurologist answered a question the American people have been wondering since Ted Cruz first appeared on the political stage: What is it about Cruz's expression that's so unlikeable? Read on and tell us in the comme...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Roundup: Politicizing the 'Rule Of Law' in China -- And the U.S.
Ironies abound. While America is engaged in a bitter partisan battle during this election season over who will control the "non-partisan" U.S. Supreme Court, China's Communist Party authorities are arresting lawyers in the name of establishing the "rule of law." The politicization of America's highest court will play itself out over the coming months, potentially leading to a constitutional crisis if the Republican-dominated Senate resists timely confirmation of President Obama's nominee. The framers of the U.S. Constitution created a Supreme Court that was independent from the political branches of go...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Country Loses Over U.S.$28 Billion to Birth Tourism Annually
[Leadership] Nigeria loses over 28 billion United States dollars annually to medical tourism, and risks losing more this year, as over 23 percent of pregnant Nigerian women insist on having their children abroad, in spite of the stern warning by the Ministry of Health that babies of pregnant travellers to the United States and Latin America, risk contracting the deadly Zika fever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - February 8, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Nigeria: Medical Tourism - FG Marshals National Health Agenda - Minister
[Daily Trust] The Federal Government says it is adopting a three-point strategic approach to stop medical tourism in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 29, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hospitals in New York State and throughout the United States Are Advertising to Attract the Growing Number of Medical Tourists from Canada
Syracuse, New York, aims to position itself as the healthcare destination of choice for Ontarians right across the border who are weary of waiting for free healthcare from their provincial health service There is a new twist in medical tourism! United States hospitals are advertising to Canadians who are frustrated by increasingly long waiting times […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - January 27, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Bacchus Barua clinical laboratory cnn David Mankiewicz Electric Strategies Fraser Institute Managed Ca Source Type: news

Florida's health facility growth laws push patients away, study says
Certificate of need — a Florida law that requires hospitals, nursing homes and other health care entities to get state approval before building or expanding a facility or service — may be hindering the state's ability to grow medical tourism, a new study suggests. The study, which was published Jan. 12, highlights the impacts certificate of need laws have on access to care. Its findings show that patients in states that restrict services and facilities have between 20-30 percent fewer provider… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - January 14, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rachel Williams Source Type: news

Bionic eye surgery to prompt medical tourism to Hawaii, doctor says
The Eye Surgery Center of Hawaii demonstrated the success of its first retinal bionic implant this week, which restored some vision to a patient with retinal blindness. “The patient has been training and going through rehabilitation and learning how to use it,” said Dr. Gregg Kokame of the Retina Consultants of Hawaii, who performed the Asia-Pacific region’s first implant of the Argus II artificial retina in March. “She was able to demonstrate that publicly for the first time… she was… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 22, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Lorin Eleni Gill Source Type: news

Resorts And Hospitals Partner Up To Make Medical Tourism Luxurious In Asia
Hotel guests now need more than a body scrub and a foot massage to feel pampered when they stay at a five star resort. Travellers are now opting for whole body checkups, complete with an on-site physician and dietician to make sure they are receiving the ultimate treatment during their vacation. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 8, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Michelle Yuan Source Type: news

Indian medical tourism industry to touch $8 billion by 2020: Grant Thornton
According to a CII - Grant Thornton white paper, cost is a major driver for nearly 80 per cent of medical tourists across the globe. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - November 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kenya: End Medical Tourism Brain and Cash Drain
[The Star] President Uhuru Kenyatta, who has been attending the Third India-Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi, has told Indian investors Kenya is prepared to offer them land if they help develop facilities in this country to boost medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ministerial Nominee Decries Nigeria Loss of About N3 Billion to Medical Tourism Annually
[Vanguard] Abuj -Prof. Adewole Folorunso, a ministerial nominee, has said that Nigeria lost between one and three billion naira annually to medical tourism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 27, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Medical Tourism Bad for Nigeria's Image - Kano Emir
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has said that Nigerians travelling abroad for medical care is bad for the nation's image. Sanusi, while speaking at the commissioning of Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre at (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 23, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ondo Plans Heavy Investments in Health Sector, Says Mimiko
[Guardian] ONDO State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko has promised that his government would continue to invest in the state's health facilities until it is established as a point of reference in medical tourism in Nigeria and beyond. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 21, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Kidney Transplants - Private Hospitals Can Help Check Medical Tourism
[Daily Trust] Private hospitals are leading state-run facilities in the race to make Nigeria a hub of kidney transplants and reduce the number of patients going abroad for the procedure, a urologist, Dr Olusola Ajamu has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 25, 2015 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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 tourism association said...
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 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

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

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

'India ranks among top 3 medical tourism destinations in Asia'
India is known for cost-effective medical treatments along with high standards in cardiology, orthopaedics, nephrology, oncology and neuro surgery. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical Tourism Gets a Facelift... and Perhaps a Pacemaker
1.25 M Americans will Travel Outside the U.S. for Medical Treatment This Year (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 19, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Reenita Das Source Type: news

Surrogacy agency accused of ripping off clients
"The betrayal was unimaginable," said a client of medical tourism company that was involved in international surrogacy births (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Korea Medical Tourism Market 2018 Forecasts in New Research...
LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com adds Latest Report on “South Korea Medical Tourism & Forecast” to its store.(PRWeb August 08, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/medical-tourism-market/south-korea-report-2018/prweb12082073.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 9, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Kenya: Health Tourism an Untapped Resource
[Capital FM]Nairobi -Private practitioners in the health sector are urging the government to identify medical tourism as a national industry, viewing it as a rapidly growing practice to generate revenue. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 4, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

'I'm Having My Operation Overseas''I'm Having My Operation Overseas'
Medical tourism is expected to increase. What should you tell your patients about going overseas for surgery? CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines)
Source: Medscape Nurses Headlines - June 19, 2014 Category: Nursing Tags: Public Health & Prevention Commentary Source Type: news

Indian doctors come home to medical tourism hub
In Chennai, known as India's healthcare capital, medical workers describe a "reverse brain drain" as homegrown doctors return from the US and Europe. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - June 12, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malaysia Medical Tourism Market Analysis & Forecast to 2018 in New...
RnRMarketResearch.com adds Latest Report on “Malaysia Medical Tourism Analysis & Forecast” to its store. Place a direct purchase order of this report at...(PRWeb May 27, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/malaysia-medical-tourism/analysis-forecast-market/prweb11886129.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - May 28, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nigeria: Orji Has Made Medical Tourism Attractive in Abia Says Okechukwu Ogar
[This Day]What were the challenges on your assumption of office? I was first appointed Commissioner for Health September 2010 prior to my position as Consultant Cardiologist at the University College Hospital (UCH). I had left the shores of Abia 17 years earlier on this journey and it was good coming home to serve. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 12, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Singapore Medical Tourism Market Analysis and 2018 Forecasts in New...
RnRMarketResearch.com adds latest report on “Singapore Medical Tourism Analysis and Forecast” to its store. Purchase a copy of this report at...(PRWeb April 09, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/singapore-medical-tourism/analysis-and-forecast/prweb11748957.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - April 10, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical Tourism Continues to Flourish as U.S. Patients Seek Lower Cost Healthcare in Overseas Countries
Pathology groups and medical laboratories here in the United States still have few opportunities to provide reference or esoteric diagnostic services to healthcare providers in other countries Despite the lack of publicity, medical tourism continues to enjoy vigorous growth as an increasing number of Americans prove willing to cross international borders to obtain healthcare that […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 7, 2014 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Sales and Marketing clinical laboratory David Ellis high-deductible health plans medical laboratory Medical Tourism Patients Bey Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerians Detained in India Hospitals Over Unpaid Bills - Health Minister
[Leadership]Piqued by the loss in capital flight among political office holders seeking medical treatment in foreign countries, President Goodluck Jonathan has approved more stringent measures before such approval for medical tourism among public officials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 20, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Debunking the 'myths' of global medical tourism
A team of British researchers is warning governments and health care organizations around the world not to fall for the myths and hype surrounding medical tourism. With the promise of a lucrative market and huge global market opportunities, the appeal of medical tourism is hard to miss. But researchers from London, York, Sheffield and Birmingham, UK, challenge the view that there is an ever-growing number of people prepared to travel across national borders to receive medical treatment... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers warn medical tourism 'myths' unfounded
YORK, England, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- British researchers say the myths of medical tourism -- that it is an increasing global market and governments can boost the numbers -- is not backed by data. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers warn of the 'myths' of global medical tourism
(University of York) A team of British researchers, led by the University of York, is warning governments and healthcare decision makers across the globe to be wary of the myths and hype surrounding medical tourism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 4, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Rise of medical tourism shows impact on cosmetic surgery market
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Would you consider traveling to Mexico or India for a less-expensive rhinoplasty or breast augmentation procedure? Many Americans are doing just that -- and the trend is having an impact on the market for cosmetic plastic surgery, according to an article in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open®, the official open-access medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nigeria: Medical Tourism - New Frontiers for Nigerian Healthcare Delivery
[Vanguard]TOWARDS enabling the average Nigerian patient access to the most advanced and effective healthcare services in the world, Apollo Hyderabad Group, the largest group of hospitals in Asia, recently teamed up with the Nigerian medical industry, to establish the Apollo Global Doctors Network- West Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 15, 2013 Category: African Health Source Type: news