Polish healthcare reform is in full swing. Healthcare Europa speaks to an Eastern Europe-based analyst who thinks building a UK NHS style-system will not only bring with it all the benefits, but also all of the pitfalls of publicly run healthcare - which could ultimately open up the market further to private providers.
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Spanish dental chain iDental looks to have closed all its clinics, as it faces widespread complaints about the way it has conducted its business.
July 19, 2018
The Saudi Arabian government has released its draft PPP law. We look through the 50-page document which covers foreign ownership, labour laws and real estate, and speak to Colliers International's head of healthcare in MENA who tells us as far as the last of these is concerned, there is a pleasant surprise.
July 18, 2018
A key report on Saudi health reform will be published in the next month which sets out plans for the next 12 years in much more detail.
July 11, 2018
Opportunities are opening up to private providers in Ukraine, where sweeping reforms are introducing more of a free market feel to the previously socialist system. Healthcare Europa speaks to Konstantin Lebedyev, a Ukrainian consultant based in Denmark who formerly ran a private clinic in the Ukraine to find out more about the key changes that came into force earlier this week.
July 4, 2018
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will officially launch his national health scheme, the AB-NHPM (Ayushman Bharat - National Health Protection Mission ) or 'Modicare', on August 15. So far only states ruled by Modi's party have signed up, and operators have expressed dismay at the tariffs on offer. One contact describes this as a "watershed […]
June 28, 2018
The National Health Insurance Bill is out for debate and, along with statements from its author, has provoked fierce criticism and even threats of legal action. We talk to the former CEO of one of the country's big three hospital groups for his thoughts.
June 28, 2018
The revitalisation of the Chinese healthcare market is creating significant opportunities for foreign operators, as the government looks outside its borders for help with an already overburdened system and aging population. We talk to the CEO of a European company at the forefront of tendering for bids to find out more.
June 28, 2018
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.
June 22, 2018
Healthcare Nova hears that the much-discussed legal framework around private-public-partnerships in Saudi Arabia could be delayed until after state oil giant ARAMCO has gone public.