Breaking into the Chinese healthcare market is notoriously difficult for foreigners. It usually requires lengthy relationship cultivation or strong local partners to front up any deal - often both. One expert well grounded in introducing foreign investors to the market tells Healthcare Nova things are about to get even harder.
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Recent news from Saudi Arabia gives some indications as to who will get what as the country opens up its healthcare sector.
June 14, 2018
Domiciliary homecare is regarded with much scepticism by private equity and many large nursing home groups. How do you build quality? How do you compete with mom'n'pops? But some groups are definitely building scale internationally.
June 9, 2018
It’s not the lack of money or new tech which will finally kick-start public sector healthcare systems into massive change. It’s the massive labour shortages which are opening up now.
June 1, 2018
Europe's onerous General Data Protection Regulation is a massive headache for big data, said delegates at HIMSS 2018.
May 29, 2018
Its not the lack of money or new tech which will finally kick start public sector healthcare systems into massive change. It's the massive labour shortages which are opening up now.
May 29, 2018
Wholesale reform of a healthcare system with a 2018 budget of US$40bn and serving almost 30 million people doesn't happen overnight. There have been reports of delays and uncertainty - but we hear those inside the system have more confidence than foreigners looking for an opportunity. Who is right?
May 25, 2018
Guess what the increase in the number of people admitted via accident and emergency to a hospital bed with more than five co-morbidities has been over the last decade in the NHS in England? The numbers have QUADRUPLED from 400,000 to just over 1.6m in the nine years to 2015/16, according to Health Foundation, a […]
May 22, 2018
At HBI 2018, talk about opportunities in MENA largely focused on Saudi Arabia, with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's "Saudi Vision 2030" expected to privatise or outsource vast swathes of the country's healthcare system. So why haven't we seen much interest from private operators yet, and why is a flood of contracts not being signed?
May 16, 2018
Do recent legislative moves in Russia, Germany and China legalising telemedicine mark a turning point for an industry which is yet to fulfil its potential? Or will resistance from the medical profession, concerns over cherry-picking and restrictive public contracts continue to hold it back?