//Tag: medical tourism

Building a Customer-Centered International Patient Department

Presented by Elizabeth Ziemba, President, Medical Tourism Training, Inc. at the European Medical Travel Conference, April 2012, Berlin, Germany. Designed for health care providers and other organizations in the medical tourism sector, this presentation focuses on four questions to consider when building healthcare or other services for international medical travel clients. When viewing the presentation, [...]

Dissecting the International Medical Travel Sector: Better Definitions, Better Data, Better Return on Investment

By Elizabeth Ziemba, President, Medical Tourism Training, Inc. The lack of credible, consistent data is one of the major shortcomings of the international medical travel sector. No one really knows how many people are traveling outside their home countries for health and wellness, dental and medical services. A Google search of the [...]

A Tale of Two Healthcare Providers: The Patient/Customer Experience, Part 3 of 3 – Consumers, Patients, or Clients?

By Elizabeth Ziemba, President, Medical Tourism Training, Inc. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…“ And for today’s medical travelers and service providers, it may be the most confusing of times. The blurring of lines between the traditional notions of doctors as the decision makers and patients [...]

A Tale of Two Healthcare Providers: The Patient/Customer Experience, Part 2 of 3 – The Worst of Times

By Elizabeth Ziemba, President, Medical Tourism Training, Inc. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”. The words of Charles Dickens from his enduring novel, A Tale of Two Cities, echo throughout the decades and remain relevant to the modern world including the international medical travel sector. Never [...]

2017-04-26T20:28:11+00:00July 9th, 2015|Categories: Articles|Tags: , |0 Comments

A Tale of Two Healthcare Providers: The Patient/Customer Experience, Part 1 – The Worst of Times

By Elizabeth Ziemba, President, Medical Tourism Training, Inc. "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was [...]

2017-04-26T20:28:11+00:00July 9th, 2015|Categories: Articles|Tags: |0 Comments

What the Medical Travelers Said…

By Elizabeth Ziemba, President, Medical Tourism Training, Inc. Want to know what two experienced medical tourists had to say about their adventures in traveling abroad for surgery? Learn from the real experts - the patients! Two women who have traveled outside their home country shared their thoughts, comments, and insights with the [...]

Medical Travel Show: Elizabeth talks Medical Travel Agencies and International Health Benefits

Medical Tourism refers to the process of patients traveling to other countries to receive care. It’s quite common for people to travel to the United States, Canada, or other countries to receive the health benefits of specialists there. Also, people from those same countries will often travel to less expensive areas to receive the [...]

Dr. Arlen Meyers: Medical Travel Markets

Dr. Arlen Meyers is a recognized leader in medical entrepreneurship, and was an early innovator in international medical travel. He is a professor of otolaryngology at University of Colorado Medical School, the founder of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, and the founder of Medvoy, a healthcare referral portal. Dr. Meyers took time [...]

2017-04-26T20:28:12+00:00May 26th, 2015|Categories: Medical Travel Show|Tags: , |0 Comments

Trevor Gunn: Medical Technology in Medical Tourism

Trevor Gunn is the Managing Director of International Relations for Medtronic, the largest medical technology company on the planet with a deep understanding of universal healthcare challenges.   Mr. Gunn has a distinct perspective on certain populations and their healthcare across developed and developing countries. He is passionate about issues of equal access [...]

2017-04-26T20:28:12+00:00March 24th, 2015|Categories: Medical Travel Show|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Professor Glenn Cohen: “Patients with Passports”

The youngest professor on the Harvard Law School faculty, Glenn Cohen, has studied the potential risks and legal issues involved with medical tourism from a variety of perspectives. International medical travel is advertised as an inexpensive, easy way to travel to exotic locations while receiving quality healthcare. What is not often advertised is [...]

2017-04-26T20:28:13+00:00January 15th, 2015|Categories: Medical Travel Show|Tags: , |0 Comments