Medical Tourism Association “Familiarization Tour” in El Salvador

West Palm Beach, FL, February 11, 2009 --( The Medical Tourism Association has coordinated a “Fam” Familiarization Tour in conjunction with Export Salud to bring medical tourism facilitators to El Salvador. The Fam Tour for medical tourism will take place February 9 – 13, 2009. The attendees will perform site visits to El Salvador’s top medical and dental providers in the country and meet with government officials to discuss the country’s initiatives.

Renee-Marie Stephano, Chief Operating Officer for the Medical Tourism Association and Editor of the Medical Tourism Magazine assisted in the organization of the Fam Tour inviting MTA members and other prospective buyers. “This is the fifth Fam Tour we have organized in several countries around the world. MTA Fam Tours have been a great success and helped to significantly increase patient flow to those countries we work with,” she added.

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.

Medical Tourism Association
Renee Marie Stephano