The Medical Tourism Association (MTA)

October 19, 2009 06:36 ET

Global Healthcare Gets a Boost in United States

Officials & Leaders of Global Healthcare from 60 countries gather to discuss patient centric solutions during world's biggest Global Healthcare Congress, Los Angeles - USA on October 26-28th, 2009.

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES and LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 19, 2009) - Many official representatives from health ministries and tourism boards along with leaders from healthcare - providers, insurance and consultancy firms are participating to learn and share their knowledge about the growing opportunities of the new world of global healthcare.

Despite recession and midst of downturn, the congress has succeeded previous year's results, by gathering almost double participation including officials, leaders and key stakeholders of global healthcare industry. Officials from Europe, Middle East, Latin America and Asia are keeping an eye on the industry trends.

"The global healthcare industry brings much needed solutions to the patients; they are traveling across the globe, boosting global healthcare opportunities. This creates significant growth for the industry. Therefore, it is equivalently important for the congress to remain focused on developing structure to provide affordable, accessible and quality healthcare services to the patient for continued growth of the industry," said Renee-Marie Stephano, President - Medical Tourism Association (the Non-Profit Organization).

Key topic of congress includes patient safety, accreditation, and quality of care, managing electronic records, governmental roles, continuity of care and developing sustainable healthcare clusters for this emerging industry.

Dr Prem Jagyasi, Chief Strategy Officer of the Medical Tourism Association and leading Global Healthcare consultant said, "Only one of its kinds of event in Global Healthcare provides unique opportunity to industry stakeholders. At one hand it offers networking between official dignities, health insurers and health providers on other hand participant learn latest trends, growth strategies and current developments."

"It's the must attend Congress of Global Healthcare, which sets standards for rest to follow," he added.

Among the key participants includes:

Deputy Minister of Health - South Korea
Deputy Minister of Health - South Africa
Director - Minister's Office, Ministry of Health, UAE
Minister of Health and Minister of Financial Services
Tourism and Development - Cayman Islands
Minister of Tourism and Aviation - Bahamas
Undersecretary of Tourism - Philippines
Minister of Health - Barbados
Minister of Health and Minister of Tourism - Mexico City

Representatives of Insurance Companies - Aetna, CIGNA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Swiss Re, Pan American Life Insurance Company, AIG and many more.

Official representatives from US, Canada, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Philippines, Mexico, India, UAE, Jordan, Turkey are some of the key participants.

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