International Medical Travel Journal has gotten bigger and better

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In the seven years since the International Medical Travel Journal - IMTJ (http://www.imtj.com) was launched, it has been part of the development of a medical travel sector which has attracted the attention of over 100 countries around the world. But the industry has a long way to go to reach maturity, and it’s not easy for those involved to make decisions based on trustworthy data and information and to keep up to date with a changing marketplace.

IMTJ has talked to people about what they need to guide their activities in the medical travel sector. The content of the International Medial Travel Journal website has been extended, making it more accessible and easier to locate the information that’s relevant to a healthcare business.

  • The news service has expanded. More news stories are being published every month. (http://www.imtj.com/medical-tourism-news/)
  • The articles focus on the key issues that face the industry. Content is now tagged by topic and sector so it's easier for subscribers to find what they need. (http://www.imtj.com/medical-travel-insight/)
  • The reports gather and analyse the data that’s available on the industry, expose the myths and give the real picture.
  • The new in depth country profiles enable healthcare providers to get the “all you need to know” about a medical tourism destination or source country at a glance. (http://www.imtj.com/country/US/)

And IMTJ now provides the ultimate “Who’s Who” of medical travel. The enhanced medical travel directory embraces over 5,000 hospitals, clinics and businesses worldwide that provide services to international patients.

An independent voice

IMTJ has established a reputation as a “voice of reason” and the place to go for people who really want to understand the medical travel industry. Having avoided the hype, it has questioned the claims and practices of industry proponents. It has given the industry facts and analysis.

IMTJ will remain the independent and trustworthy voice of medical travel.

For all media enquiries, and interviews with Keith Pollard please contact events(at)imtj(dot)com or call 01442 817817.

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About IMTJ

The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) provides insight into the medical travel and medical tourism sector. IMTJ was established in 2007 in response to the increasing interest in medical travel and medical tourism. It embraces many of the themes that challenge healthcare providers across the world – insurance, accreditation, marketing and promotion, quality, patient safety, levels of care and experience in treating international patients.

IMTJ is independent of the associations and special interest groups that have come aboard the medical tourism bandwagon. Our aim is to create a central focus for information, resources and opinion on medical travel for those involved in the industry, anywhere in the world.

The internationalisation of healthcare through health tourism is at the heart of IMTJ. Patients are becoming healthcare consumers and in many countries, patient choice is being extended to surgery and treatment provided by international hospitals and clinics. By sharing expertise, knowledge, and views about the health travel industry, IMTJ can help to ensure that patient expectations are met, and that the industry maintains a high reputation.

The International Medical Travel Journal (IMTJ) is owned and managed by Intuition Communication, a specialist publisher of consumer and business-to-business information on private healthcare and medical travel. The company also operates a consumer facing portal for medical tourism – Treatment Abroad.

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