MedicalTourism.com is a free, confidential, independent resource for patients and
industry providers. Our mission is to provide a central portal where patients, Medical
Tourism providers, hospitals, clinics, employers and insurance companies and information
come together - easily, independently and confidentially in the area of medical
tourism, dental tourism, and health tourism.
As of February 1st, 2011 the Medical Tourism Association (MTA) will be managing
The Medical Tourism Association™ also referred to as Medical Travel Association,
is the first membership based 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. Our
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.
The Medical Tourism Association™ seeks to provide transparency in both
quality of care and pricing. Every day we see more and more that the globalization
of healthcare has created a very flat world. We exchange technology, information,
communication, physicians and patients. In order to ensure patient safety, it is
our goal to create a transparency about the quality of healthcare that can be found
in each country. With this, it is increasingly important to create a transparency
in pricing as well so patients traveling overseas for care can be sure of what they
are receiving without hidden costs or unforeseen expenses. The Medical Tourism Association™ is
also working on the Quality of Care Project, which will change the way we look at
the reporting of global healthcare statistics and the quality of care available
at hospitals around the world.
The Members of the Medical Tourism Association™ agree that communication
is the key to success, particularly with respect to ensuring positive patient outcomes.
The members of the Medical Tourism Association™ have agreed to put competition
aside and work together to resolve the issues one by one and to work together to
address them as they arise. We have created a forum for communication for all of
the actors in the global healthcare environment.
Although we live in a world where information is at our fingertips, there are so
many people who lack the information that they can receive the highest quality of
care outside of their home country. Some patients in countries like the United States,
Canada, and the United Kingdom have a lack of access to healthcare due to high cost
and high wait times. Patients in some other regions as in some parts of Africa and
the Middle East do not have access to high quality of care in their own country
and need to look elsewhere. Some patients just would like to travel outside of their
country for healthcare to incorporate high quality of care with a holiday and tourism.
Regardless of the reason, patients need education and information to understand
what they should look for in finding a provider overseas and considerations that
should be taken seriously to ensure patients' safety. As insurance companies
continue to incorporate global healthcare and medical tourism options into their
benefit plans and domestic healthcare providers are required to treat patients for
aftercare when patients return to their home country, education is required to accomplish
this seamlessly. The Medical Tourism Association™ strives to provide
education to anyone with any interest in this industry using various means: the
media, conferences, and through the Medical Tourism Magazine and Health Tourism
Magazine. The Medical Tourism Magazine and the Health Tourism Magazine are bi-monthly
medical tourism and health tourism trade journals aimed at providing a wealth
of information for anyone interested in or affected by the globalization of healthcare.
- To raise awareness of the high level of quality healthcare available in various
- To promote positive and stable growth of the Medical Tourism and Global Healthcare
Industry with a strong focus on Transparency and Communication.
- To provide an unbiased source of information for patients, insurance companies and
employers about top hospitals, their quality of care and outcomes.
- To protect the reputation of Medical Tourism from disreputable hospitals, healthcare
providers and medical tourism facilitators which may not have the same level of
quality healthcare and standards.
- To serve as one voice for purposes of dealing with government organizations and
the media to protect the reputation of the Medical Tourism Association™'s
- To promote and provide a forum for communication and to increase connectivity between
patients, healthcare providers, and insurance companies.
- To seek out future affiliated industries and technologies that will allow international
healthcare providers to operate more efficiently in the global healthcare industry.
- To educate patients, insurance companies, agents, brokers, consultants and physicians
from around the world about the growth of medical tourism and the globalization
The Medical Tourism Association™ is an international non-profit organization
which has been designated for 501(C)(6) status by the Internal Revenue of the United
States Government. Section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code provides for the
exemption of business leagues, which are not organized for profit and no part of
the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.
The Medical Tourism Association™ (Global Healthcare Association) does not
have shareholders or investors. For a copy of the designation letter, click here.
How is the MTA Different?
We are a True, Un-Biased, Non-Profit Organization. The Medical Tourism Association™
, also known as Medical Travel Association, is the first member based non-profit
association created in the medical tourism industry. The Medical Tourism Association™ was
not founded by any government or governmental organization, hospital, or private
for-profit corporation, nor are we funded by or indirectly run or controlled by
any such organizations. The Medical Tourism Association™ is truly an
unbiased association influenced only by the will and intent of its members.
We have Full Time Staff
The Medical Tourism Association™ is the only industry organization with a
full time staff dedicated to promoting the goals of its members. We are the only
organization with staff and offices located in different regions of the world.
We are Transparent
Our association is the only organization focusing on quality of care, transparency,
communication and education. Everything we do is in furtherance of these goals and
not to promote the interests of any private corporate or governmental interest.
Unlike any other organizations, the Medical Tourism Association™ (Global Healthcare
Association) performs due diligence on healthcare providers and medical tourism
facilitator members which ultimately works towards ensuring patient safety.
We Promote a Forum for Communication
The Medical Tourism Association™ (Global Healthcare Association) has forged
strong alliances between its members. Our organization is the only association with
the capability to connect members with the largest number of media contacts, insurance
companies and other opportunities to grow the businesses of its members. We have
monthly teleconferencing to discuss the issues common to everyone involved and creating
a pyramidal structure for the growth of the industry to withstand the test of time.
The Medical Tourism Association™ (Global Healthcare Association) focuses on
education. The Medical Tourism Magazine is a bi-monthly journal that is free for
anyone wishing to receive a subscription electronically. The revenues received through
advertising are used to support the cost of producing the magazine and for increasing
the printed distribution. Other magazines and newsletters have been created specifically
to generate profits for private corporations and do not represent the industry or
the interests of the industry.
Members of the Medical Tourism Association™ speak internationally at conferences
and other venues to educate about the issues involved in the globalization of healthcare.
This includes speaking engagements for physician groups, employer groups, consulting
firms, insurance agents and brokers, and governmental organizations. Medical Tourism
Association™ (Global Healthcare Association) regularly consults foreign governments
about the growth of the industry in other countries, the opportunities created through
marketing and the benefits of ultimately improving the quality of care within their
We Impact the Private and Public Sector
Many people believe medical tourism is a new phenomenon. This is just not true.
People have been traveling outside of their borders for decades. The potential for
this growing trend towards globalization is not designed to improve just the private
sector. Raising the quality of care internationally in the private sector can have
extremely positive effects on the public sector as well. The Medical Tourism Association™
connects hospitals and countries with accreditation systems making the highest level
of technology and healthcare information available to people from around the world
in both the private and public sector.
Located in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
The Medical Tourism Association™ (Global Healthcare Association) has offices
in the following locations:
Florida, United States, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Seoul, Korea,
San Jose, Costa Rica, Istanbul, Turkey, Tel Aviv, Israel, Buenos
Aires, Argentina, Germany, Recife, Brazil, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Athens, Greece.
We believe having our headquarters office in the United States best positions us
to further our goals of education with respect to insurance companies, employers,
physician groups and patients located within the United States. From this location,
we can easily access the American, Canadian and European public which includes the
largest growing population of patients looking for options overseas. The regional
offices in Asia and the Middle East will be organized to address Chinese, Japanese
and Middle Eastern patients which are the target markets for many of our Asian members.
The offices in Latin America and Europe will address the growth and the concerns
of the Latin American and European healthcare providers, respectively.
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