Medical Travel

Top 7 Best Places for Medical Tourism

Medical tourism becomes more and more popular all over the world. Almost 8 million people travel to other countries every year to get medical care. There are good reasons for this. First of all, it is not always possible to find the necessary treatment at home. Moreover, the procedures might be less expensive abroad. It

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Looking Ahead to Personalized IT-Based Healthcare

As noted in an earlier post, the healthcare sector in general has been slow to adopt medtech. But forward-looking folks with medical and IT expertise continue to grapple with challenges of building this system of the future. On November 4th 2015, national IT experts, policy thought leaders and healthcare practitioners met at the Washington D.C.

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How Health IT Can Deliver on the Promise of Medical Travel

What Drives Demand for Medical Travel? When ever-growing medical insurance/health insurance premiums, deductibles and prior condition clauses get you down, what do you do? If you’re like 1.3 million Americans, you hit the road to find affordable care overseas. Medical travel offers travelers the promise of safe, modern medicine, a pleasant trip and affordable services.

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How Health IT Enables Safer Medical Travel and Tourism

How do IT innovations help provide services that medical travelers can benefit from? IT helps deliver safe medical care and a pleasant trip to facilities overseas. For more than 20 years, IT innovations have improved patient care worldwide. Now, these innovations are helping medical travelers, too. How so? In telemedicine and m-health (mobile healthcare), telecommunications,

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Healthcare Data Analytics Put Under the Microscope

Big Data analytics has made big strides in the past few years. But why have its adoption and use in the healthcare sector slowed to a crawl? Is Healthcare Data Analytics Ready for Prime Time? On October 16th, Shahid Shah, CEO of Netspective Communications, joined me in attending the 4th  Annual Biomedical Informatics Symposium at

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