Bupa Global Providers Summit

Yesterday, 30 providers from hospitals from Latin America and beyond attended the inaugural Bupa Global Providers Summit, held in conjunction with the 6th World Medical Tourism Congress. South Africa, United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Spain were other countries represented at the event, bringing in an audience of CEOs and medical directors.

During the Summit the speakers discussed important issues such as emerging trends and offering solutions for the delivery of healthcare and medical insurance services.  Bupa, in collaboration with the Medical Tourism Association® gathered a unique group of presenters, all bringing a different aspect of healthcare and insurance to the table, resulting in a lively discussion where the audience shared their experiences and challenges.

Jose Quesada, MD, MBA, Bupa International Private Medical Insurance, Medical Director and other Bupa representatives, presented Bupa’s business model and strategy aimed at their goal of building a network of centers of excellence. They also shared the criteria required to define centers of excellence and the preferred providers.


  •  The Hospital Within the Hospital (Via Video Conference), Richard M.J. Bohmer, MD, MBchB, MPH, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business Bundled Payments, Mark D. Smith, MD, MBA, president and CEO, California HealthCare Foundation
  •  Continuum of Care Protocols for International Patients, Dr. Kevin Huffman, Medical Director, Medical Travel Associates
  • Transformational Performance Improvement of Hospitals, Dr. Andrew Agwunobi, Director Hospital Performance Improvement, Berkley Research Group, LLC
  • Going from Good to Great in Patient Perceptions, Fred Lee, Author of If Disney Ran Your Hospital; 9 ½ Things You Would Do Differently
  • Hospital Quality Program & Bupa Preferred Providers by Mark Simpson MD, Medical Director, Bupa International and Alf Theodorou, Head of Healthcare Quality, Bupa International Private Medical Insurance

“Our relationship with Bupa, because of its long history in international health benefits, will open more flexible avenues for medical coverage and enable providers to pass on distinguishable, yet affordable care to patients around the world,” said Renee-Marie Stephano, president of the Medical Tourism Association®

This full day event provided many opportunities for all attendees to network, during breakfast, lunch and a cocktail reception. The event concluded with a helicopter ride for attendees to see the sunset of Las Vegas.



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