Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean have a virtually untapped resource in medical tourism. Of course, there are places that offer this, but the extent to which we could be benefitting from such an industry is massive and not truly being exploited. We have focused a lot on health and wellness tourism. According to dobusinessjamaica.com in their ‘Health and Wellness Tourism’ report: “The Global … [Read more...]
Why Is Medical Tourism Accreditation So Misunderstood?
(Reprinted IMTJ 1-2020) Elizabeth Ziemba, President of Medical Tourism Training has heard a variety of myths, misconceptions, and unfounded rumours about what accreditation is and what it can do. She also knows of some unethical behaviours that contribute to the confusion. In her article, she separates fact from fiction. Below are five of the most often heard and repeated fallacies about … [Read more...]
Realistic Opportunities for Health Tourism in the Caribbean
Opportunities for both medical and wellness tourism are wide open for healthcare providers in the Caribbean, but they must do their homework and do the necessary due diligence before making a decision as to which way to go. For example, a private hospital must consider the cost to upgrade their clinical services to international standards and subsequently apply for accreditation from an … [Read more...]