4 Ways to Measure Medical Travel Success

When asked, “How is your Global Patient Services Program”? – What do you say? Do you know what to say…confidently? If you are like most, starting a program or navigating the waters of the current medical travel industry, one is inclined to follow the trends or target markets without firm...
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Mercy Hospital Springfield Achieves Accreditation

Mercy Hospital Springfield, part of the fifth largest Catholic health system in the nation, has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation from the Global Healthcare Accreditation Program for its Medical Destination Program. The Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) Program is a healthcare accreditation program designed for healthcare organizations seeking to...
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The Great Equalizer – Virtual Medicine

How can Virtual Medicine be an equalizer? Organizations around the world position their brand and services based upon the ability to see Doctor X or Doctor Y (when a need arises). Many healthcare organizations spent years recruiting, maintain and molding clinicians and staff to ensure the institution charters a course...
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Did You Hear the Clarion Call for Medical Travel Accreditation?

Healthcare organizations face unique and dynamic challenges on a daily basis. Organizations attracting traveling patients generally understand the importance of mapping out the path for medical travel patients, yet may miss the mark in including and executing all of the necessary moving components. Organizations just starting to formalize a business...
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Do You Know the Medical Travel Care Continuum?

As healthcare consumers become more savvy and informed about more affordable and/or accessible care, both within their home country and abroad, they will be more likely to seek a destination aligned with their preferences. Healthcare executives must pay attention to this trend or risk the potential of losing patient volumes....
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Technology in the Medical Travel industry

The market for Medical Travel has seen explosive growth over the last decade in more parts of the world than imagined.  As healthcare systems around the world improve their use of technology within the service models offered to patients, the position of these healthcare organizations should improve to provide access...
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Managed Care Friday

1. Lineup, Part I: True story this week from a hospital near Chicago, where an ER doctor and her team struggled to diagnose an elderly man’s heartburn and delirium and ‘shakes’ but, after a series of tests and interviews with family, ruled out heart or neurological issues and determined the man simply...
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