In the 30 July issue of the PHM Emerging Markets Healthcare News Feed, we linked a brief article on risk equalisation in Ireland and Quinn Healthcare’s efforts to stop the practice. I thought it would be of interest to briefly highlight the practice of risk equalisation and how it can impact the private markets. Continue Reading
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This is certainly a trend in the wrong direction. For years after the fall of the Soviet Union there has been a concerted effort to increase the autonomy of any country’s health insurance fund. The reasons are many and include the distinct mission of a fund from that of a ministry of health. In the private sector this is akin to the challenge of an insurance company delivering medical care. It can be done effectively, most times it is not. Continue ReadingRead More »
This article is more about Central Asia than Shanghai. What a great way to lay the groundwork for significant market penetration in Central Asia. Here we see China and Russia preparing to spend time and money on capacity development in a region the West views primarily as an extraction center. Continue ReadingRead More »
With over 26 years experience in China and more than 1,000 employees, Chindex is the leading American healthcare company providing healthcare services and medical capital equipment, instrumentation and products to the Chinese marketplace, including Hong Kong. Chindex provides healthcare services through the operations of its United Family Hospitals and Clinics, a network of private primary care hospitals and affiliated ambulatory clinics in China. The Company’s hospital network currently operates in the Beijing and Shanghai metropolitan areas. Continue ReadingRead More »
We comment on the following article only to illustrate the need to recognize differences in global markets. GE and GE Healthcare here are touting their efforts in imaging technology, primarily in the USA and add a single line about opportunity in China and India. Well… Continue ReadingRead More »
Hospital pricing pressures likely to begin shortly with maturing insurance sector.
Malaysia’s retirement institutions continue to take active positions in their investments, and the EPF is no exception, as shown in the article below. But maybe it’s time someone took a second look at private healthcare sector trends. Columbia Continue ReadingRead More »
This is such a positive move one can’t help but pay attention. Worldwide, the growth of dread disease insurance products (and similar policies such as mini-medical, vision care, etc.) is THE growth segment for the private insurance sector. Even in the west. Continue ReadingRead More »
Mr. Czeslaw Pospieszynski
Dyrektor ds. inwestycyjno – kapitałowych
Swissmed Centrum Zdrowia S.A
Mr. Pospiezynski is the Director for Investor Relations for Swissmed, the leading private hospital in Poland
Swissmed Hospital opened its doors as an outpatient clinic in 1996 and opened its hospital in 2003. Today, Swissmed has a full range of inpatient services and outpatient clinics. Hank Kearney, president of PHM International, conducted this interview via telephone. Continue ReadingRead More »
Bulgaria and healthcare, what can we say.
Look to the border cities (Vidin) and resort sections of the Black Sea (Varna). Private clinics and hospitals are opening with strong internal, domestic demand. Generali has moved into the health insurance sector, and the government’s supporting role with NATO brings new opportunities. Continue ReadingRead More »
Nearly every successful Indian company wants to take on the world’s largest market, the US.
But is that always the best move? We agree with the Financial Times 19 March 07 page 10 column titled “India’s risky corporate stampede abroad.” Continue ReadingRead More »