What is Health Tourism? A Primer for the Workers’ Comp Industry

Thanks go to Maria Todd, PhD, one of my medical tourism connections, and a fellow alumna from FAU, who sent the following post from her Medical Tourism Insights with Maria Todd blog.

Maria’s post muses on whether a city is a medical tourism destination candidate.  Maria does a very good job in this post in explaining the different types of health tourism and who goes abroad for what kind of service.

She is the founder and CEO of Mercury Advisory Group, a part of Mercury Healthcare International. She travels the world consulting and speaking on health tourism, managed care, and integrated health delivery systems operations, among all of her other activities, and is the author of over a dozen professional trade books in health care.

Her reputation in the health tourism industry is well known to me because every time I meet a new person at a medical tourism conference, we always mention her name.

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Have worked in the Insurance and Risk Management industry for more than thirty years in New York, Florida and Texas in the Claims and Risk Management spheres, primarily in Workers’ Compensation Claims, Auto No-Fault and Property & Casualty Claims Administration and Claims Management. Have experience in Risk and Insurance Business Analysis, Risk Management Information Systems, and Insurance Data Processing and Data Management. Received my Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida in December 2011. Received my Master of Arts (MA) degree in American History from New York University, and received my Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Liberal Arts (Political Science/History/Social Sciences) from SUNY Brockport. I have studied World History, Global Politics, and have a strong interest in the future of human civilization in all aspects; economic, political and social. I am looking for new opportunities that will utilize my previous experience and MHA degree. I am available for speaking engagements and am willing to travel. LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/richardkrasner Resume: https://www.box.com/s/z8rxcks6ix41m3ocvvep

2 thoughts on “What is Health Tourism? A Primer for the Workers’ Comp Industry

  1. Lisa Olsen

    Thank you for sharing another timely post. Ms. Todd has emphasized a point that has long since been lost in the US, ie. public/private partnerships can drive prosperous outcomes without the direct subsidies of private corporations, which now occur in the US with the consent of SCOTUS and not the people at large.
    Previously, a large percentage of the US prosperity has come from these former partnerships- science, space-exploration, the New Deal, just about any federally subsidized program-which are now being politically kicked to the curb as “government intervention” (except defense)-these appear to be essential to past successes.
    I do not wish to make such a statement outside of the historical context, and do not believe I have.
    Your thoughts?



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