first_imgAccreditation Association for Ambulatory Health CareAccreditation CanadaACHS InternationalAcreditas GlobalAmerican Accreditation Commission InternationalAmerican Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery FacilitiesAmerican Nurses Credentialing CentreCHKSCOHSASADNV-GL HealthcareEuropean Aeromedical InstituteEuropean co-operation for AccreditationEuropean Historic Thermal Towns AssociationEuropean Society for Quality in HealthcareEuropean Spas AssociationGlobal Clinic RatingGlobal Healthcare Accreditation ProgrammeGlobal Healthcare Travel CouncilHaute Autorite de SanteHealing Hotels of the WorldHealthcare Facilities Accreditation ProgrammeInternational Hospital FederationInternational Medical Spa AssociationInternational Organization for StandardisationInternational Society for Quality in Health CareInternational Society for Quality in Health Care External Evaluation OrganisationInternational Society of Aesthetic Global SurgeryInternational Society of Hair Restoration SurgeryInternational Spa AssociationJoint Commission InternationalKTQ InternationalLeading Doctors of the WorldLeading Hospitals of the WorldLeading Hotels of the WorldMedical Travel Quality AllianceRoyal College of SurgeonSafeCareSwiss Leading HospitalsTemosWellness Tourism AssociationWorld Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies For more information about this report visit View source version on CONTACT: Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: GENERAL HEALTH OTHER HEALTH HEALTH OTHER TRAVEL TRAVEL SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/25/2021 10:39 AM/DISC: 02/25/2021 10:39 AM Pinterest Global Medical Tourism Market Potential 2021: 3 Report Bundle – Turning Medical Tourism Back On – By Digital AIM Web Support – February 25, 2021 WhatsApp TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Local NewsBusiness Facebook Twitter Twitter DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 25, 2021– The “Medical Tourism Global Potential 2021 – 3 Volume Bundle Offer” report has been added to’s offering. This bundle includes 3 volumes:Volume 1: Medical Tourism Background and Figures – February 2021 (500 pages)Volume 2: Country Profiles – February 2021 (168 Countries)Volume 3: Turning Medical Tourism Back On – April 2021 (Approx. 500 pages) 2020 and 2021 have been dramatic times for medical tourism which is why it is vital for those wishing to stay or enter the market to understand not just the background but how the industry and countries are adapting. All are essential reading if you wish to make more informed decisions and deliver a better return on your investment when targeting the international patient. This report will help you to understand the competition in terms of which countries have the highest number of incoming medical travelers and the US$ earned, and identify which countries have significant outgoing medical travel flows. It will give you the benefit of an impartial view of what is happening now and what the future trends may be. Monitoring the ever-changing world of medical tourism is a challenge for every destination and healthcare provider involved in the international patient business. Organisations must adapt their medical tourism strategy in response to a changing market. To do that, they need to know which countries are doing well or badly, who is going where, the treatments they are seeking, why they are going there, and how political, economic, social and technological changes are impacting the medical tourism market. Who are the reports for:Professionals working in global healthcare marketsHospital and clinic groups operating internationallyInternational patient departmentsTravel and medical travel agentsBanks and other financial institutionsInvestors and private equityInternational insurersNational government policy-makersTravel and tourism organisationsLawyersPolicy advisorsThink tanksManagement consultants What Volume 1 covers:Assessment of the size and nature of the medical travel market.Factors that are encouraging or constraining the global growth of medical tourism.Insights into supply chains, business models, products and the target consumerInsight into who is going where and what treatments they are seeking.Discussion of which countries are doing well, and which badly in this dynamic market.Accreditation organisations What Volume 2 covers: In an exciting new format of individual PDFs for each country, 168 destination and source countries are profiled. New For 2021:Updated information on existing detailPopulation numbers 2020Tourist numbers 2019 and where in 2021Diaspora numbers New sections on:RisksNoneTurning tourism and medical tourism back onTestingQuarantineSafety and healthReliability of numbersCompulsory travel insurance What Volume 3 covers:Are you ready for an even more competitive 2021 and 2022?Many assume that it will just return as before – but they are very wrong.You need to plan for the new normal or a new concept.How will medical travel be different in 2021?The new normalHow to save medical tourism from itselfTourism predictionsMedical tourism predictionsCOVID vaccine is comingBetter testing procedures and policy makingThe advent of digital COVID passportTravel agencies will make travel better and saferThe rise of conscious travellerHealth checksCostsTestingQuarantineReassurance on safety and hygieneTechnologyFuture trendsWhy the Gulf will no longer be the golden source for medical touristsGulfEuropeCaribbeanUSAHotelsSafe travel protocolsRe-opening EuropeCOVID passportsTechnologyFuture of air travelContact tracing appsFuture of healthcare and health insuranceSafeCareSafe TravelsCommonPassTravel rules and adviceAirportsTraffic light systems for travelWellness travelDigital vaccine passportsVaccine vacations and ethicsBureau VeritasInformation and advice from EU, WTTC, OECD, IATA, UNWTO, BAAPS, WHO, WTM, ITB and others Companies Mentioned Previous articleREGO Restaurant Group Unveils New, Contemporary Quiznos Branding in Response to Rising Demand for Differentiated Experiences and Creative Flavor CombinationsNext articleThe Latest: China OKs 2 more virus vaccines for wider use Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Paul Gomez is Senior Vice President & Chief Operations Officer for Genworth’s U.S. Mortgage Insurance business, based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Related Articles Tagged with: underwriter October 8, 2017 1,788 Views Previous: The Week Ahead: Q3 2017 Bank Earnings Next: HLP Announces New Addition to its Board of Directors Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago underwriter 2017-10-08 Paul Gomez Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago In industries where price competition is fierce, finding other ways to bolster a company’s brand is vital for success and survival. In the mortgage industry, one proven way to do this is by making the underwriting experience as productive and efficient as possible.A Need for SpeedIn today’s market, speed is paramount. Not surprisingly, this holds true in underwriting as well. Loan officers and loan processors want an underwrite as quickly as one can be completed. Research* shows that across underwriting service providers, turn time (or speed of the underwrite) is one of the most important characteristics associated with a best-in-class underwriter.As such, the ultimate responsibility of every underwriter then becomes the completion of an underwrite as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality. Many underwriting companies turn to technology solutions for the assist in reaching this goal. Integrated capabilities such as intelligent document ingestion, workflow and automated loan routing, predictive analytics, and rules-based programming are becoming more common. These capabilities also enable enhanced data collection, which can provide further insight into loans underwritten, identify opportunities for innovation, and support predictive analytics.Approvals with Pricing That’s Just RightExpectation of an approval and competitive pricing are both significant factors in deciding which underwriter/underwriting service provider to work with. Pricing, of course, cannot be ignored for all the obvious reasons. However, pricing and underwriting speed are essentially irrelevant when a loan does not receive an approval.This does not mean that pricing is not still an important component. Even premier customer service has its limits in mitigating the effects of higher pricing. In order to steadily drive more business, underwriting service providers must ensure that they remain competitive in pricing without losing focus on other key customer service attributes.Customer Service You Can Rely OnRegardless of how much emphasis is seemingly placed on pricing as a highly valued attribute, studies show that this is not as singular of a focus as one might think. In fact, attributes such as turn time, ease of submission, expertise, customer service, and responsiveness often trump pricing and fees.All of these can be characterized as traits of good customer service, which illustrates a significant dynamic: price is not everything when generating new business.Regardless of why customer service may rank higher than pricing, the importance of customer service can be used to an underwriter’s benefit. Underwriters can directly affect the customer service they offer within their normal course of business, thus helping their companies grow business. And, good customer service has a compounding effect on new business generation. Each positive experience encourages customers to provide repeat business, and over time this can lead to a significant positive brand association and customer loyalty. The impact of good customer service cannot be overrated.ConclusionPrice is not everything when it comes to the decision of where to do business. Good customer service encompasses higher-priority attributes than other decision factors, leading to better referral rates than simply having the best price. Could your company’s customer service plan be better focused?*Research derived from 2016 and 2017 Genworth administered blind surveys to underwriting decision makers. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Power of the Underwriter Home / Daily Dose / The Power of the Underwriter Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Market Studies, News  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

first_imgIn the ever-evolving world of technology, anything is possible. Now, you can even fulfill your own dreams of playing an instrument using an app called Yousician, free for iOS and Android users. According to the company, “We were all born musical” so if you ever felt interested in learning piano, guitar, ukulele or bass, now is your chance.The app teaches you basic techniques and musical notation. By “presenting a challenge and then listening as you try to play in real life. When you complete each learning challenge, the app unlocks another, more difficult one,” explains the NY Times.By combining videos hints, interactive graphics, and spoken instructions, Yousician teaches users the basic knowledge needed to play the available instruments.Right now, Yousician can teach piano, guitar, ukulele or bass, and we imagine that more instruments will be added to the fold soon. So take out that bass you have but never learned to play, download Yousician for free, and learn how to slap along to your favorite songs in no time!Check it out:A few other apps that the NY Times mentions that are great tools for learning are Simply Piano on iOS (download here) and Perfect Piano on Android (download here) for piano lessons, Uberchord for learning guitar (download here for iOS), and SingTrue, and iOS singing tutor (download here).The future is here!last_img read more

first_imgThe board announced the cancellation in a post on the Hometown 4th Festival Facebook page. The organizers of the event said that they are hoping to plan a smaller festival in the future when it is safer, in honor of essential workers who have risked their lives during the pandemic. The event was supposed to be held in Neahwa Park but was canceled due to COVID-19 concerns and the inability to acquire a permit from the New York State Health department needed to hold a mass gathering in a park. They also mentioned that they will still be holding their Great Otsego Outdoor Challenge as well as their Super Smash Brothers Play at Home Video Game Tournament.center_img Additionally, they are trying to collaborate with the City of Oneonta to provide entertainment on Main Street during the reopening of local businesses. ONEONTA, N.Y. (WBNG) — The board of First Night Oneonta announced that the annual Hometown 4th of July Festival has been canceled on Tuesday.last_img read more

first_imgPORT AU PRINCE, Haiti, CMC – Ten years after a powerful earthquake hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, the secretary of state for the integration of persons with disabilities, Gerald Oriol Jr., has called on Haitians to remember those who survived the tragedy.“These people, most of whom today live with a disability, are survivors to whom we have a duty of solidarity. Their limitations bear witness to our shortcomings and characterise our multiple challenges to be met. Let us be at the rendezvous of history!“This date remains engraved in our collective memory. That day, the earth spoke to us too hard; it has deeply shaken our bowels. It took 35 seconds to see hundreds of thousands of bruised bodies; to take away hundreds of thousands of loved ones, to collapse part of our economy and our society. This earthquake separated us from many of our loved ones and left us with unfathomable suffering, the many consequences of which are still before our eyes. We will remember it forever.”Oriol, in his message, said the country must be prepared in the event of another act of nature.Ten years later, should we not ask ourselves if nature’s message has been understood? In this time let us be in reflection and especially in action. We must be able to say: never! Never again! Let’s prepare the next day and be ready !”Meanwhile, the German Embassy in its message said the scars from the physical damage and moral suffering caused by the earthquake remain.“One of the things that caught the attention of Embassy colleagues, who were there at the time, was this impressive movement of solidarity among Haitians that was observed immediately after the disaster. Before aid from outside arrived, the Haitians, with the means at hand, took care of themselves, illustrating this popular belief ‘Pwoblèm nou youn se pou nou tout’.As we commemorate the memory of the missing and pay tribute to the victims of January 12, 2010, the German Embassy expresses the wish that this spirit of solidarity and resilience continue to prevail in all spheres of activity of the Haitian Nation and that they ultimately lead to a better future for the entire population,” the embassy said in a statement.The powerful earthquake killed an estimated 220,000 people, displaced over one million and about 300,000 were injured.last_img read more