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Medical Tourism Association Holds 1st Medical Tourism Conference in Israel

West Palm Beach, FL, February 11, 2009 --( The Medical Tourism Association in partnership with ISI Scientific held the 1st Medical Tourism Conference in Israel on January 22nd, 2009 in Tel Aviv. The 1 day free conference focused on Medical Tourism opportunities for the country of Israel.

The event featured over 60 participants from the top hospitals in Israel, representatives from the Ministry of Tourism and Ministry of Health.

The Medical Tourism Association opened it’s office in Tel Aviv in partnership with ISI Scientific. “The event was extremely well organized the MTA wants to thank Israel's ISI Scientific’s efforts to bring together such a group of healthcare leaders and government officials.” said Jonathan Edelheit, President of the Medical Tourism Association.

Israel has one internationally accredited hospital with other hospitals starting the process of international accreditation. Currently Israel receives most of it’s Medical Tourists from Russia, but is also expecting growth from American patients.

The Medical Tourism Association visited the leading hospitals of Israel and found an extremely high quality of healthcare with extremely modern and state of the art facilities.

The Medical Tourism Association also visited several Tourism spots the Medical Tourists and their companions could visit when receiving medical care in Israel. The MTA visited Jerusalem and other “holy land” tourism spots that provide great opportunities for medical tourists and their companions.

The Medical Tourism Association is the first international non-profit association 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 facilitators members. The Medical Tourism Association has three tenets: Transparency, 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.

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