After a decade of false starts, primary telehealthcare is set to rocket. Why? After all the disappointments of the last decade it is easy to be sceptical that health care services will ever adopt new ways of working. This is particularly so in developed countries where the medical profession often fights rationalisation at every step.
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According to one UK-based CEO, you shouldn’t look to the state, NHS or statutory insurers. Yes, you can get high volumes, and a payor mix is vital to any hospital unable to attract enough private work.
August 3, 2017
The Brazilian healthcare market opened up to foreign investment in 2015 – but has yet to see a lot of foreign investment bar a couple of large players. Why is this, what is the best model for operators, and where should they be looking? Healthcare Nova speaks to Brazil-based Marcelo do Ó, managing director at global consultants LEK.
July 27, 2017
Whichever way you want to dress it up, it is undoubtedly true that private operators are in direct competition with the public sector across Europe for clinicians and nurses.
July 25, 2017
Who carries out healthcare services may sound like something only providers have to deal with, but finding qualified medical staff that complies with regulation is also difficult for insurers. Brazil is a case in point.
July 17, 2017
Lab tests are said to underpin 70% of medical diagnoses. That says a lot about the central role that gives the lab in the healthcare system.
July 6, 2017
Public providers cannot meet demand. So what to do to clear a waiting list of almost 500,000 people? You pay the private sector to fix it.
July 6, 2017
A few weeks ago we reported on how clinic chain Fullerton in Singapore has managed to cut the costs for providing healthcare for employees in large accounts by 10-15% by deploying machine learning/AI to scan big data sets. This exercise revealed huge wastage and fraud. Fullerton also claims its program can predict medical outcomes far more accurately than falible human doctors. So who else is doing this stuff today?
June 26, 2017
Recruiters’ ears would have perked up this week as the CEOs of two giant hospital groups announced their departure, but they might have a job on their hands.
June 16, 2017
Big data analytics can now identify operational inefficiencies and potentially fraudulent claims with great accuracy. That is going to seriously affect healthcare services, because the fraud stats in medical transactions worldwide are breathtakingly large. Take Singapore. Guess what percentage of scripts written in Singapore are potentially incorrect. And what about China Go on – guess!