The Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR) is located at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
#MedicalTourism to #Colombia news!
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Interesting story about #Cannabis Tourism and #Thailand...
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From a couple years back- #MedicalTourism to #Portugal in a World Economic Forum report:
When will travel pick back up to Mexico? This is important for #HealthTourism / #WellnessTourism / #MedicalTourism to the country...
Risky business? Balancing Mexico's pandemic response with tourism Mexico is trying to balance two powerful forces: The very real concern for health and safety during the pandemic and an equally valid concern for economic survival that depends on tourism. Find out how the country is faring.
Coordinated health protocols across international borders- being developed over the next year as a result of a cooperation between the Center for Medical Tourism Research and the ISO:
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Are there or aren't there substantial numbers of Canadian medical tourists coming to the US?
The CMTR will be answering that question is some exciting new research coming soon!
#canada #USA #MedicalTourism
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Interesting #MedicalTourism related statistics & infographic:
Visualizing the Countries Most Reliant on Tourism - Visual Capitalist With international travel grinding to a halt, here are the 44 economies that have the most to lose from a lack of global tourism.
Claire Licciardo recently reminded me of this interview in Skift about the CMTR!
Medical Tourism Is Big Business But Still an Emerging Market With perpetually rising healthcare costs in countries like the U.S. or poor quality hospitals and doctors in other regions, medical tourism is thriving
Former keynote speaker at the CMTR's conference and Harvard Law Professor I. Glenn Cohen in the news discussing 'vaccine tourism' an interesting aspect of the consumerization of healthcare and #MedicalTourism / #HealthTravel
cbsnews.com Florida is working to put guidelines for a new trend being called "vaccine tourism," in which people from outside the state travel to Florida to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
The founder & Director of the CMTR in the New York Times again (2nd time in the last 6 months) discussing outbound #MedicalTourism from the US & UK to Mexico & Turkey:
“We are seeing a pent-up demand for medical tourism during the pandemic, particularly in the U.S. where a fast-growing number of Americans are traveling across the land border with Mexico for health purposes,” said David G. Vequist IV, the founder of the Center for Medical Tourism Research, a group based in San Antonio, Texas, and a professor at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio."
"The Center for Medical Tourism Research found that Google searches in the United States for the terms “Mexico medical tourism” went up by 64 percent since July, compared to pre-pandemic levels before travel restrictions were imposed in March. “Google searches are almost directly correlated with consumer behavior when it comes to travel across borders,” Mr. Vequist said."
nytimes.com The coronavirus pandemic has devastated medical tourism, but pent-up demand remains for affordable treatment in foreign lands.
Fascinating story on #MedicalTourism / #HealthTravel from #Zimbabwe to #China and #SouthAfrica involving the VP & his wife.
zimlive.com He was very unwell at the end of November, and he cut back on his public appearances’
Newest interview of the CMTR's founder and Director David Vequist is up on YouTube!
Discussion: Free Market Health Care in the Age of COVID-19, featuring Jacek Spendel and Dr. David Vequist.
Chinese Birth Tourism to the U.S. in the news...
thegatewaypundit.com A city in California has ordered the shutdown of a “birth-tourism” motel that specifically catered to pregnant Chinese women who travel to the United States to deliver babies and earn them citizenship. Council members in the city of Orange voted unanimously to revoke the JR Motel’s conditio...
Interested in Medical Tourism/Health Tourism?
Please join me Tuesday, March 3rd at 10 am in Tempe, AZ to hear about "Free Market Healthcare Trends in the U.S."
I will be presenting evidence on free market models that lead to lower cost & higher quality in healthcare.
Dr. Vequist's Bio: David Vequist is the founding Director of the Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR), the first academic research center devoted to medical tourism research.
A Tenured Full Professor of Management in the H-E-B School of Business & Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
He is an accomplished speaker, author, and researcher on the topic of healthcare trends, medical & retirement tourism, and health technologies. He has presented on five continents, consulted with corporations, NGOs, countries and produced numerous articles, papers, book chapters, and been interviewed in many media channels.
To RSVP - FB Messenger me by Feb 28th
Small donation to Project Arizona (nonprofit) is required for entry.
#MedicalTourism #Arizona #AZ #Liberty #FreeMarket #Healthcare #ProjectArizona
The CMTR's founding Director will be speaking at Project Arizona on March 3rd. Please come out and hear about #MedicalTourism in the U.S.
Project Arizona's Seminar on American History and Free Market Economics is coming in big steps and we are happy to reveal some speakers. One of them will be Dr. David Vequist from Center for Medical Tourism Research - CMTR in Texas who will speak on "Free Market Healthcare Trends in the U.S.".
We encourage you to read his bio below. Dr. Vequist also spoke at our event last year and he is a great Friend of Project Arizona. We are dlighted to have him! :)
The founder and Director of the CMTR: Dr. Vequist
David Vequist is the founder and Director of the Center for Medical Tourism Research - CMTR - the first academic research center devoted to medical tourism research (www.medicaltourismresearch.org). He is also a Tenured Full Professor of Management in the H-E-B School of Business & Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Before that, Dr. Vequist was an executive for Methodist Healthcare (billion dollar healthcare system in Texas) and previously was a consultant for Ernst & Young. He is an accomplished speaker, author, researcher and futurist on the topic of healthcare trends, medical & retirement tourism, health technologies, social media analytics, training, development, leadership, and technology management. He has presented on five continents, consulted with Fortune 500 corporations, NGOs, countries and has produced numerous articles, papers, and book chapters, and been interviewed in many publications and channels.
A lot of activity by the CMTR around #MedicalTourism and #HealthTourism over the years!
Yes #MedicalTourism can!
With healthcare costs constantly on the rise, many employers are incentivizing medical tourism for their employees. Follow the link to read the article from D Magazine which explains why so many North Texas companies are turning away from the traditional healthcare model and securing care at the Surgery Center of Oklahoma.
Center for Medical Tourism Research - CMTR's cover photo
#MedicalTourism in the news!
Domestic #MedicalTourism in the news!
"James Schlieper drove five hours from Central Texas to a surgery center across state lines for his hernia surgery — a procedure his catastrophic insurance doesn't pay for. Hospitals back home quoted him cash prices of over $30,000.
Then he went online and found the Surgery Center of Oklahoma's cash price: just over $3,000."
To meet the founder & Director of the Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR) Dr. Vequist talking about trends in #MedicalTourism- please register for this Oct 4th event.
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#MedicalTourism in the news as a new book describes how free market healthcare reduces costs: "heart bypass surgery in Singapore costs about US$18k... That is more than you would pay as a medical tourist at a high-quality hospital in Thailand or Malaysia"
forbes.com Singapore's healthcare spending is 4.2% of GDP. The U.S. spends 18%. But, Singapore provides better service, better outcomes, and universal coverage.
U.S. to Mexico #MedicalTourism in the news!
A new medical tourism company is flying American surgeons to Cancun to do surgeries for cash. This is happening because most employers don't realize there are similar options with free market cash providers in the U.S., but at least they are looking for alternatives. Shophealth.fmma.org
Even smaller employers in the U.S. are considering a domestic #MedicalTourism benefit to reduce healthcare costs...
Sophisticated smaller employers are gaining more access to tools that let them help their employees choose high-quality, high-value providers. “We want employers, who are actually footing the bill for the majority of health care expenses, to figure out how this is going to happen,” Winn says. “Employers are the single largest vested party in trying to fix health care. They have the most to gain and lose.”
The CMTR's area of research: An odd form of #MedicalTourism (or at least international health travel) in the news...
As the New York Times reports, Venezuela’s socialist Maduro regime deployed Cuban doctors to give medical treatment to those who promised to vote for Maduro and deny medical treatment to those who did not.
The center's area of research- #MedicalTourism in the news again: "(example) employee avoided a painful, expensive surgery that he did not need. Walmart (which is self-insured) saved about $30,000 it would have paid for that surgery"
CoE & employer bundling lead to savings!
cnbc.com Walmart published an extensive case study this week on its efforts to improve health care for its employees.
Every knowledgeable person involved in #MedicalTourism is aware that competition leads to better quality & lower costs in healthcare: "(In U.S. across) 20 cosmetic surgery procedures, the average price increase between 1998 and 2017 was 34.2%—less than the consumer price index (50.3%) and about one-third the increase of general medical services (105.3%)"
dailysignal.com Looking at 20 cosmetic surgeries, the average price increase between 1998 and 2017 was 34.2 percent—one-third the increase of general medical services.
I will be there speaking on free market healthcare, #MedicalTourism and the Asian experience!
Any medical tourism facility, practitioner, organization or governmental organization that attends the event will receive a free consulting project from the Center for Medical Tourism Research - CMTR and its founder David Vequist
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theheartysoul.com “So right now, I’m paying $15,000 a year for this medicine, which costs in the United States $53,000 a year which I feel is… at best, criminal,” father Jon Yeagley told CBS News correspondent Tony Dokoupil early February 2019. (1) Yeagley has been taking an expensive 6.5 hour trip north of t...
A shocking and incredible story of globalization, migration, and healthcare- if true (researching to find supporting validation).
gatestoneinstitute.org Greek diplomats were issuing visas to unaccompanied children in order to facilitate illegal removal of their organs, "but the press did not write about them." — Nikos Kotzias, Greece's former Minister of Foreign Affairs, in an interview on November 20,
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Guess what happen to my area of research (#medicaltourism) during the #Obamacare #ACA #PPACA era in the U.S. - it increased.
Am I surprised that consumers want choices (patient consumerism) & that trying to standardize healthcare through governmental regulations leads to patients looking for more alternatives, as well as grey & black markets. No.
fee.org The thought of traveling outside of the United States for health care might sound absurd to many Americans. After all, why on earth would we travel to a developing country for medical treatment when we live in one of the richest countries in the world? The truth is, while American health care costs....
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