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MTQUA launches world’s first international certification in medical tourism for hospitals, clinics, agents.

Medical Tourism SealThe Medical Travel Quality Alliance has officially launched the first international Medical Tourism Certification for health and wellness providers and businesses around the world.

For the first time, travelers seeking medical treatment anywhere in the world can find hospitals, clinics and medical travel companies that have been certified for the quality of the non-clinical care and services they offer to medical Read more…

Venice Declaration Supports Medical Travel

venice-declarationIn May 2010, the medical travel industry came together at the European Medical Travel Conference to mark a significant achievement, the passing of the Venice Declaration on Medical Tourism. I had the privilege of helping to write this declaration.

Doctors, hospital directors, and medical travel professionals signed this landmark document and it was later presented to the parliament of the European Union. Read more…

The 5 Cs Of Delivering Brilliant Medical Tourism Services

5 Cs of diamond qualityTo be successful in the medical tourism business – not just successful but outstanding – there are five essential building blocks around which to structure your business.

No matter if you’re in a hospital or clinic or working in a medical tourism company, if you want to bring medical tourists to your facility or are sending medical tourists abroad for treatment in Read more…

Are Medical Travel Companies Practicing Medicine Without A License?

Medical tourist recovery kit(Part 2 of Medical Travel Agency Business Models)

I was called out by an official of the Joint Commission International (JCI) many years ago who suggested that staff of Cosmetic Surgery Travel, my medical travel company, may be practicing medicine without a license.

At the time, I was speaking about the care management protocols we use at Cosmetic Surgery Travel to an audience of medical practitioners and health care Read more…

The Medical Tourist As An Engaged Patient

Empowered patientMedical tourism creates and encourages patients who are actively engaged in their own health care.

Medical tourists, by searching out options and choosing treatment abroad, are directly involving themselves in their own health care.

Health care providers in medical tourism often are not prepared for these patients. Some would rather not Read more…