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eHealth: towards paperless healthcare systems

“eHealth is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it,” was how one attendee at eHealth in Amsterdam used Dan Ariely’s famous take on big data,... [+]

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Bourke takes the reins at Bupa

The diversified healthcare giant Bupa has promoted acting CEO and former CFO, Evelyn Bourke, to CEO. The appointment was widely expected, and will bring continuity to a business that undertook a £1.8bn M&A drive under former CEO, Stuart Fletcher, but saw profits suffer. [+]

Insight & Interviews

Interview: Mike Wagner, Executive Director, The Advisory Board

We speak to Mike Wagner, executive director at healthcare consultancy The Advisory Board. Wagner believes there'll be a move towards a risk-segmented payor system that combines greater cost control for chronic patients and more service-oriented healthcare for the bulk of the population. Giving up old reservations and partnering with disruptive newcomers is key. [+]

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eHealth: towards paperless healthcare systems

“eHealth is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it,” was how one attendee at eHealth in Amsterdam used Dan Ariely’s famous take on big data, summing up where the sector is today. There is more than a grain of truth in the jibe. But there is real progress. By 2018, 18 EU member countries are set to go live with the exchange of patient records and e-prescriptions. Estonia, the only country in the world to have a nation-wide Electronic Health Record (EHR) system built its eHealth system for only €10m –the equivalent of €7.50 per head. And Mhealth, remote monitoring and artificial intelligence all promise to transform the sector over the next decade. We investigate progress to date. [+]
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TPG Growth buys Indian maternity chain Rhea Healthcare for $33m

TPG’s investment platform TPG Growth has bought a majority stake in Bangalore-based maternity chain Rhea Healthcare for $33m (Rs 220 crore), which wants to expand across India. The mother-and-child care sector is one of many growing outpatient specialties in the country. [+]

Insight & Interviews

Interview: Mike Wagner, Executive Director, The Advisory Board

We speak to Mike Wagner, executive director at healthcare consultancy The Advisory Board. Wagner believes there'll be a move towards a risk-segmented payor system that combines greater cost control for chronic patients and more service-oriented healthcare for the bulk of the population. Giving up old reservations and partnering with disruptive newcomers is key. [+]

Reports

Universal health coverage and private health care: Friends or foes?

Universal Health Coverage is now explicitly targeted by the third sustainable development goal set out by the United Nations. Increasingly, governments around the world want to offer it to their citizenry. Where the capacity will come from is less certain. In this report, Healthcare Nova asks experts at the forefront of UHC schemes from India to Mexico, where UHC is today and what role the private sector should play in extending healthcare access to the poor? [+]
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