About the Author

The Globalization of Healthcare began as an independent project during my junior year at Francis W. Parker High School in Chicago. I have traveled internationally my life long, and I am interested in how health affects people’s lives around the world. My plans for university also include international studies and healthcare related courses and projects.

When I was researching for my independent study, I began to realize that healthcare was undergoing a fundamental shift: although medical tourism, also called health travel or medical travel, had been around for centuries, a more profound change seemed to be happening. Healthcare was globalizing, and it was a much greater degree of change than I first appreciated.

Therefore, the Globalization of Healthcare will be an ongoing project of research and exploration. I will seek to provide valuable information and thoughts on things I discover that may benefit patients, providers, facilitators and businesses.

I look forward to your reactions, additions and corrections. Thank you for your interest and contributions.

If you would like to learn more about me, I invite you to access my LinkedIn profile, follow me on Twitter, visit me on Medical Tourism City or contact me at sophie AT rollyson DOT net.

One thought on “About the Author

  1. Pablo

    Hello Sophie,ยด

    My name is Pablo and I’m actually trying to develop a business as a facilitator here in the Dominican Republic where I currently reside.

    I have already made contact with an odontology center here in Santo Domingo that is interested in hearing about my project but I would like to start that meeting knowing about the partnering arrangement that a MT facilitator makes with a medical center in terms with the benefits? If the standard negotiation is a commission based on the tariff paid by the patient for the procedure of 15% or maybe 20%?

    Or if the medical center established a fixed tariff to the MT facilitator so that after the MT facilitator negotiates with a final tariff with the patient?

    Many thanks in advance for any feedback or if you know of any online guide for MT facilitators where I can find this info,




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