Features

Earlier this year, professionals from all aspects of the travel and health insurance world gathered at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel for the ninth annual ITIC Asia Pacific conference – ITIC Bangkok 2017. Here, IHMT presents summaries of the ‘Building hospital networks: Subjectivity vs experience’ session.

Dr Zubin Daruwalla
Director, South East Asia consulting healthcare lead – PwC

Tatum Anderson explores efforts in the development of secure digital networks to send money between patients and hospitals.

 

Karen Timmons, CEO of the Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) programme, discusses the evolution of international healthcare, the challenges facing medical travel and how the organisation works to enhance the patient experience

Dental tourism expert urges business owners to take ‘the Garita Challenge’.

IHMT shines a light on companies that offer medical tourism packages that enable patients to take a course of hepatitis C drugs, at a vastly reduced price, while abroad.

Countries are beginning to notice an increase in Chinese citizens looking for healthcare services abroad.

Is the idea of cosmetic surgery abroad being marketed as part of a ‘package deal’ for those wanting to have surgery and visit another county a ‘huge misconception’?

Treating hepatitis can be extremely expensive, particularly in the US. Tatum Anderson shines a light on companies that offer medical travel packages that enable patients to take a course of hepatitis C drugs, at a vastly reduced price, while abroad.

Dr Claudia Mika, founder and CEO of Temos International, which certifies the quality of the services and facilities at hospitals, clinics and dental clinics worldwide, discusses her transition from science and research to business development and shares her future dream of seeing mountain gorillas in Uganda.

 

Adequate preparation is not always a priority for patients or providers, reports Julie Penfold.

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