Medical Tourism Association - Book

Medical Tourism Association - Book

September 16, 2010 10:39 ET

Medical Tourism Book Release Aimed at Insurance Companies, Employers and Governments to Provide Vital Information About This Growing Segment

ROYAL PALM BEACH, FLORIDA--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2010) - The medical tourism industry is observing momentous growth, making a noticeable impact on globalization across many sectors including insurance, healthcare, tourism and the economy. With the emergence of this growth there is a need for guidance and comprehensive information to various stakeholders under one cover and in between meaningful pages. 

Considering the need, a leading medical tourism expert and pioneer, announces the release of the first of its kind Medical Tourism Book dedicated to educating international employers, insurance companies and governments on the benefits of medical tourism and international patients who travel for medical care. The Book is titled, Medical Tourism - An International Healthcare Guide For Insurers, Employers and Governments, authored by Jonathan Edelheit, a world renowned expert in insurance, global healthcare & the medical tourism industry.

The medical tourism book is the first step in helping to provide an introduction and a resource to employers and insurers of healthcare around the world. With so many employers, insurance companies and governments implementing or involved in medical tourism, the book is scripted as a critical resource guide for them. The medical tourism book plays a role of coach for newcomers and the role of mentor for organizations intending to contribute meaningfully in the industry. 

The book has already received remarkable pre-launch reviews from industry leaders.

"Medical Tourism is definitely on the leading edge. This book is an eye-opener for employers," said Missy Jarott, Director of Human Resources, Chatham Steel Corporation.

Trish Freeman, President of the Louisiana Association of Health Underwriters, said the book is, "An informative, instructional and inspiring book for anyone who wants to break into Medical Tourism. This book holds practical insights that will help you build and expand your piece of this growing market. The industry experts, Jonathan Edelheit and Renee-Marie Stephano, have done the research for you. Their knowledge is the key to your success."

Jason B. Krouse, Executive Vice President, Univers Workplace Benefits, a leading US consulting firm to employers stated , "As our clients healthcare costs continue their dramatic increases, Jonathan and Renee-Marie offer our clients a blue print towards true cost savings by removing the fears and unknowns of Medical Tourism. This book is a must read for any employee benefit professional who is dedicated to the changing and growing needs of his/her clients and who is partnering with these clients to implement true cost savings measures!"

"The book is a step by step guide explaining how the medical tourism industry has evolved, why medical tourism is a viable option for insurance companies and employers, and how other insurance companies and employers have implemented medical tourism. The book also explains why some medical tourism programs have failed while others have been successful. The book also explains why patients are traveling for healthcare, what medical and dental procedures they are traveling for, and to what countries," said Jonathan Edelheit, CEO of the Medical Tourism Association, and Editor of several insurance magazines. 

The book is available at

The Medical Tourism Book teaches:

How and why insurance companies, employers and governments have implemented medical tourism and cross border healthcare

Learn the quality of care available around the world

Overview of what countries are at the forefront of international healthcare.

This medical tourism book along with two others will be officially launched at the upcoming 3rd Annual World Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare Congress, September 22-24th, 2010 in Los Angeles. "We are excited to release these guides at our upcoming MTA conference," said Renee-Marie Stephano, Co-Author of the book and President of the MTA. "We have a lot of insurance companies, employers, insurance agents and governments attending our global healthcare conference and we felt it was extremely important to have this book as a guide available to them to perhaps advance the integration between portable insurance products and traveling patients and the business to business relationships between providers and insurers moving forward," she added. 

This book is one book in a series of books, which are being launched by the MTA in its mission goal to educate global employers, insurers, governments and patients on the available options of global healthcare. The other two books are: The Medical Tourism Facilitator - A Best Practices Guide to Healthcare Facilitation for International Patients and Developing and International Patient Center - A Guide to Creating the Best Patient Experience.

The books will be available at the MTA website

The Medical Tourism Association™ (Global Healthcare Association) is the international non-profit trade association for the medical tourism and global healthcare industry made up of the top international hospitals, healthcare providers, medical travel facilitators, insurance companies, and other affiliated companies and members with the common goal of promoting the highest level of quality of healthcare to patients in a global environment.

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