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Medical Tourism in the Caribbean

 By Paul HayCJ Contributor The fifth “Global Ministerial Summit” was held in Washington, DC on Sept. 21. Ministers of health, tourism and economic development, trade commissioners, and health attachés from 25 nations gathered to discuss medical tourism challenges and offer …

Jamaica Planning to Launch Electronic Medical Records System

 Above: Kingston (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s government has earmarked about $472,000 USD to begin implementation of its planned Electronic Medical Records system. The plan, which would replace the country’s existing paper-based system, is part of Jamaica’s …

Jamaica, Medical Tourism Hub?

 Above: Montego Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s stated goal of transforming the country into a regional health tourism hub is “achievable,” according to Health Minister Dr Fenton Ferguson. “We have some of the best health-trained personnel this side …