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Nordic PMI grows in tandem with waiting lists

Private medical insurance (PMI) plans are on the increase in the Nordic nations, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Longer public health waiting times and incentives in employment contracts are the main reasons. HBI investigates.

New Swedish government’s health policies could benefit for profit providers

A right-wing coalition government is still to be formed in Sweden, under probable prime minister Ulf Kristersson. It is expected to encourage for-profit health providers to help the public system reduce waiting lists. Multi billions of extra funding will also be allocated to the national, regional and local authorities to bolster the system.

Interview: Arjan Toor, CEO, Cigna Europe

HBI chats with Arjan Toor, CEO of Cigna Europe, about innovation in the insurance market against a backdrop of the pandemic, and a growing crisis in mental health.

HBI 2022: Balance of power in MENA is shifting

There is a risk, when looking at healthcare markets in MENA, of lumping all the countries together as one - but each market has very specific requirements, and very specific characteristics. A panel at HBI 2022 chaired by Hamid Yunis, partner at global law firm McDermott Will & Emery, investigated challenges and opportunities in the region - and how rapidly the markets are changing and why overseas players now need to work harder to impress.

Why Westminster NHS systems fail

Profound pessimism about NHS plans for integrated health and with NHS systems in the UK and Canada was on display from academics at the European Health Policymakers Group which celebrated its 21st year in an afternoon looking at what the group had learnt studying Beveridge (NHS) and Bismarckian (statutory insurer) models.

Building Digital Health Ecosystems

Digital health ecosystems will be the future of healthcare – are you ready? In essence, as a digital one-stop shop for patients to access healthcare services and manage their own health, it requires a collaborative approach and the formation of new partnership models. In this session we’ll examine what is exactly meant by a ‘digital […]

The Truth about AI

Has AI delivered for healthcare – yet? In this session we’ll explore what we know about AI today and how we can best shape our thinking about AI as a tool in the transformation toolkit. Through case studies we’ll look at scenarios where AI is delivering impact, providing a deep-dive into the practicalities of implementation. […]

It’s all about the Patient Experience…

Digitalisation has forced a paradigm shift in the meaning of ‘patient experience’. In a blended model of face-to-face and hybrid interactions and care plans – how to research, manage and measure customer experience needs a rethink; how to engage, communicate and build loyalty needs a reset. With more touchpoints, now is the time to unlock […]

Seeking Consensus in the Payor / Provider Relationship

Finnish insurers have stopped health care insurance costs rising for a decade, which is a major achievement given that health care inflation often runs at 3-8% a year. In this session, we’ll explore the story behind the headlines. What is the dynamic of the payor/provider relationship that drives this result? Where is the win-win in […]

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