SOURCE: Medical Tourism Association

Medical Tourism Association

August 27, 2013 12:58 ET

Bupa-Medical Tourism Association® Partnership Launches Providers Summit for Global Healthcare Centers of Excellence

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2013) -  Forward-thinking leaders from the most dynamic hospitals and clinics in Latin America and beyond will discuss emerging trends and offer solutions for the delivery of healthcare and medical insurance services at the inaugural Bupa Global Providers Summit, Nov. 2, at Caesar's Palace, in Las Vegas, held in conjunction with the 6th World Medical Tourism Congress, Nov. 3-6, the Medical Tourism Association® and Bupa announced today.

"It's critical that hospitals and clinics work together with insurers to establish transparency for the benefit of educating healthcare consumers," said Dr. Jose Quesada, Medical Director of Bupa, the leading international health insurance provider with members in more than 190 countries. "Through intensive and ongoing collaboration with our partners at the Medical Tourism Association®, we have created a sustainable strategic advantage for our international initiatives in the insurance industry." 

Speakers from around the world will put forth a wide range of topics included among them:

  • Bundled Pricing & Affordable Healthcare Service
  • Collaboration between Payors and Providers
  • Hospital Performance
  • Hospital Quality Programs 

"Creating transparency by bringing together both healthcare consumers and providers in an educational forum is our core mission," said Renee-Marie Stephano, president of the Medical Tourism Association®. "Our relationship with Bupa, because of its long history in international health benefits, will open more flexible avenues for medical coverage and enable providers to pass on distinguishable, yet affordable care to patients around the world."

Invited registrants at the Bupa Global Providers Summit can participate in the Global Medical Director Summit, sponsored by the Medical Tourism Association to foster collaboration and partnerships between hospitals and insurance companies.

For a complete list of summit speakers and topics, visit www.MedicalTourismCongress.com/bupasummit,  the industry's largest education and networking platform, or contact Cristina Cardona, executive global program manager, 001-561-792-6676, or Info@MedicalTourismCongress.com

The Medical Tourism Association®, a nonprofit trade association for the medical tourism industry, works with hospitals, governments, buyers of healthcare and consumers in more than 100 countries. The association promotes the interests of its healthcare provider and medical tourism facilitator members. The Medical Tourism Association® has three tenets: Transparency in Quality and Pricing, Communication and Education. www.MedicalTourismAssociation.com 

About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives.

A leading international healthcare group, we serve more than 13 million customers in more than 190 countries. We offer personal and company-financed health insurance and medical subscription products, run hospitals, provide workplace health services, home healthcare, health assessments and chronic disease management services. We are also a major international provider of nursing and residential care for elderly people.

With no shareholders, we invest our profits to provide more and better healthcare and fulfill our purpose.

Bupa employs more than 62,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, New Zealand and the USA, as well as Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, China and across Latin America.

For more information, visit www.bupasalud.com.

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