Healthcare Fraud, Abuse & Waste in Medical Tourism

Internationally, the healthcare sector is particularly vulnerable to corruption. There are significant amounts of money involved and the complexities of many healthcare systems, their coding, billing, pricing, and even the verification of credentials and privileging of providers and practitioners is implicated. ...more than 85% of the people in the world highly vulnerable to the...

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Gauging Long-Term Social Impact in the Health Tourism Sector: A Cutting-Edge Approach

CEO & Founder Center for Health Tourism Strategy at Mercury Healthcare InternationalLocal and regional for-profit, private health clinics, hospitals and other private healthcare organizations frequently measure long-term performance using any number of indicators, including, commonly, return on investment. But for public-private partnerships (PPPs) and NGOs, in contrast, there are no standard yardsticks, and long-term...

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Hello Activities Guide, Goodbye Visitor’s Guide

Executive DirectorCenter for Health Tourism Strategy "In developing a health and wellness tourism destination, you must develop tools to help your health and wellness tourism visitors to plan their experience in the context of any special needs." Some destinations have followed the advice of consultants to create a medical tourism destination “directory”. The consultants convinced...

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Understanding the challenges and opportunities that lie within the GCC for healthcare and health tourism

The entire Gulf region is witnessing an exponential population growth. Over 49% of the density, however, consists of expatriates from all over the world, engaged in trades engineering, and service industries. At the same time, longevity contributes to the growth of as people live longer develop many common chronic conditions encountered in more developed nations....

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Product Characteristics of a Medical Tourism Destination

Medical tourism destinations are made up of both tangible and intangible assets. Tangible assets could include places  such as hospitals, clinics, health resorts, rehabilitation centers, dialysis treatment centers, or and geographical features such as beaches or mountains, historical sites, and attractions. Intangible assets might include culture, customs, and history. Medical tourism visitors choose a destination...

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