The threat of Amazon, Ali Baba and Alphabet was uppermost in the minds of healthcare insurers at Uniglobal 10th Global Health Insurance Conference. Their response is to build partnerships, particularly in telehealth and wellness apps.
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It is ironic that conferences on best practice in healthcare are dominated by Americans – the people who have the world’s most dysfunctional healthcare system. Israel and Taiwan are much better bets. So how do they do it?
September 14, 2018
It is ironic that conferences on best practice in healthcare are dominated by Americans - the people who have the world's most dysfunctional healthcare system. Israel and Taiwan are much better bets. So how do they do it? After all, Israel in 2016 spent just 7% of GDP on healthcare, compared to 17% in the […]
September 12, 2018
There are relatively few Pan-Latam operators of any scale. The big exception is the integrated healthcare management organisations being built by UnitedHealth which is now the largest hospital operator in Brazil and Chile with positions in another half dozen countries. We think that is about to change.
September 7, 2018
Mental health is going digital. Providers predict a “tidal wave” of online services that will shape the way mental health care is delivered in the future. Why?
September 7, 2018
Primary telehealth is becoming increasingly international and penetration rates are climbing fast.
August 30, 2018
Internationalisation is often seen as the badge of success worn by high-flying companies. And yet – of late – we’ve seen a surprising number of companies pulling back from their international commitments to concentrate on their core business.
August 23, 2018
We find ourselves writing once again about universal health coverage this week, both in Indonesia where it has been introduced to large swathes of the population already, and India, where progress has been made but the initial programme has been delayed at least a month beyond its (now missed) launch date of last Wednesday.
August 17, 2018
Dental operators in the UK are having to perform major surgery on their own businesses to stay afloat.
August 16, 2018
Stripping away M&A and financial things like indebtedness, all for-profit healthcare businesses will succeed or fail based on these three parameters. And all can be measured along them, too. They are: Efficiency creates higher EBITDA and competitiveness. Relationships whether B2B or B2C determine sales levels if you fulfil customer-perceived needs. Relationships are about trust and […]