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Josef Woodman
As author of Patients Beyond Borders, Josef Woodman has spent more than eight years touring 200 medical facilities in 30 countries, researching international healthcare travel. Cofounder of MyDailyHealth and Ventana Communications, Woodman’s pioneering background in health, publishing, and web technology has allowed him to compile a wealth of information about global health travel, telemedicine, and safe, affordable options for healthcare consumers worldwide.

Woodman has lectured at the UCLA School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Scientific American and Duke Fuqua School of Business and has chaired medical tourism and international healthcare conferences in 20 countries. He has appeared in numerous print and broadcast media, including CNN, ABC News, The New York Times, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, and more.

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Entries by Josef Woodman

Courting Wellness: Why Medicine Is Getting Healthier

(3) Comments | Posted October 2, 2013 | 10:49 AM

After nearly a century of vilifying, discrediting and simply ignoring wellness, the medical community is at long last stepping outside the hallowed hallways of traditional medicine and embracing healthcare and healing strategies beyond the purely clinical. Contributing to this long overdue shift is a rising and unsustainable national healthcare tab...

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10 Top Health Care Destinations for 2012

(3) Comments | Posted January 4, 2013 | 9:25 AM

As U.S. health care costs continue to rise and the options for quality care overseas become more widely understood, I'm often asked -- by the media, in conferences and lectures, by friends and acquaintances -- "Where's the best place in the world to go for medical care?"

There's now...

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Toward Opening a Practical Dialogue on Improving US Health Care

(11) Comments | Posted December 14, 2012 | 10:23 AM

While I attended a health care conference last month in Kuala Lumpur, halfway across the planet from the hallowed hallways of Harvard Medical School, my trusty newsfeed treated me to an item that starkly underscored some of the large competitive challenges confronting the U.S. health care system and its stakeholders.

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How Will Health Care Reform Affect Americans Traveling for Care?

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 3:15 PM

No sooner did word of the Supreme Court's historic ruling on the Affordable Care Act come down the pike last month than industry colleagues and journalists contacted me to learn how the newly-confirmed (for the moment) law of the land would affect U.S.-outbound medical tourism.

I was immediately...

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The Real Cost of Delaying Your Health Care

(0) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 3:07 PM

Excuses. We all have them.

Who hasn't postponed a doctor's visit until after an important project is completed, time off can be arranged, a big family event is past or some extra money appears in the budget? If you travel -- either for pleasure or business -- you may have...

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Paying for Your Trip as an Incidental Health Traveler

(27) Comments | Posted December 16, 2011 | 8:08 AM

On a recent business trip to SE Asia and all too aware of my impending sixtieth birthday next January, I reserved an extra day in Bangkok for some routine medical tests and procedures. The story will likely be familiar to you: my eyesight ain't what it used to be, I...

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Stay Healthy, Save Money: 5 Ways You Can Take Charge of Your Healthcare Costs

(4) Comments | Posted September 30, 2011 | 12:09 AM

Current events come and go: liberation in Libya, the earthquake in Japan, floods from Hurricane Irene, Beyoncé's pregnancy -- the news marches on. Yet the steep and seemingly endless rise of U.S. healthcare costs, particularly for post-50 Americans, remains a thorny and prevailing topic regardless your political persuasions.


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