News About Mexico

 

FREE BLOG Interview: Julia Khalimova, Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Specialist, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

A recent study in the Lancet showed that it was more dangerous to have access to poor quality health care than to have no access to health care. That is particularly true in Emerging Markets where quality varies dramatically. Julia Khalimova, Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Specialist at IFC, the arm of the World Bank that invests in the private sectors of emerging markets, has been studying the field for ten years and IFC has recently launched a tool to enable operators to measure and improve. We talk to her about the problem. What progress has been made? And what is the best solution?

Opportunities in LATAM

Panellists on the LatAm panel at HBI 2019 see good opportunities in the region thanks to booming demand, particularly as demographics shift from rural to urban bases, and with the growth of the chronic and elderly care markets. Increasing use of digital health tools and better data, plus the growth of the consumer market are also seen as positive factors for the market.

DocPlanner flying towards Unicorn status

DocPlanner, the online booking and rating platform rival to Doctolib, has just closed a Series E funding round for €80m, but the company says it has "some way to go" to unicorn status. 

Spanish hospital group continues expansion in South America

Grupo Hospiten, a Spain-based hospital group with a presence in South America, has opened a new hospital in Mexico. We speak to the company's corporate medical director about its business, its market and its strategy in the region.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2018: Job placement app and college for poor women

In an effort to help women from low socio-economic backgrounds gain meaningful employment, Salus founded Instituto Salus, a nursing and healthcare college situated in a poor area. To match trained staff with medical services sold by its service providers, Salus has created its own job placement app to help increase efficiency in service delivery.

Opportunities in LATAM for those willing to think longer-term

Investors looking for medium- to long-term projects should look to Latam for opportunities according to a panel of healthcare experts at HBI 2018. A growing middle class across the continent, ageing populations and increasing stability in many countries, mean that it is ripe for investment.

Mexico – and the protracted birth of an elderly care market

Spanish elderly care giant Ballesol is exporting its business model to Mexico. Healthcare Nova speaks to director of operations Antonio Gonzáles-Quirós about this strategy, and the state of the nascent Mexican elderly care market.

Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.

Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.

Mexican maternity chain targets affordable market by ditching hotelier model

Healthcare Nova speaks to an operator who says he is providing affordable maternity and OBGYN services in Mexico by ditching the hotelier model, and drawing inspiration from other emerging market providers. Juan Moctezuma is co-founder and CEO of Reina Madre Hospital in Toluca, which has been included in Duke University's Global Health Institute Innovations in Healthcare 2018 cohort.

Interview: Juan and José María Garrido, Weston Hill

Weston Hill is a Madrid-based asset management company that has been very busy in the Spanish dental market recently. Healthcare Europa speaks to brothers Juan and José María Garrido, founders, and the group's CEO and managing director respectively, about Weston's ongoing work with Institutos Odontológicos (IO) and the recent purchase of iDental.

Laureate sells off private universities in Europe

Laureate Education Inc, the NASDAQ listed private university chain, has agreed to sell for-profit European University Cyprus (EUC), which has a medical school and the only accredited dentistry program in Cyprus. We hear other European assets may follow.

Trump’s wall could hit Mexican medical tourism market

What does President Trump's Mexican wall plan mean for medical travel across the border? Some Mexican hospital groups have already reported a fall in US patients, but opinion is split on what the long-term effect will be. We talk to operators in the region to find out more.

Interview: Enrique Samper, CEO, NIMGenetics

Spanish laboratory company NIMGenetics has set its sights on Latam, and says it expects to see massive growth from its newly set-up businesses in the region. Healthcare Europa speaks to founder and CEO Enrique Samper about how he’s looking abroad, while facing problems at home.

Interview: Enrique Samper, CEO, NIMGenetics

Spanish laboratory company NIMGenetics has set its sights on Latam, and says it expects to see massive growth from its newly set-up businesses in the region. Healthcare Europa speaks to founder and CEO Enrique Samper about how he's looking abroad, while facing problems at home.

Mexican pharmacy chains power into primary care

Mexico's big pharmacy chains are powering into primary care which they see as a good way to sell more prescriptions. They could already be doing as many 500,000 primary care consultations a day according to Chief Innovation Officer Carlos Perez at Proa, the largest private lab group in Mexico who was speaking at Healthcare Latam, the inaugural Pan-Latin American healthcare service event.

Homecare and daycare business models in Mexico: Presentation, Marco Alvarez, Salus Holding, Mexico

Marco Alvarez set up Grupo Dabvsa with Angel Ventures (now Salus Holdings) in 2005 to provide medicalised homecare, day centres and a nursing school in Mexico City. Now the largest provider in the capital, Marco discusses the social stigma of elderly care in Mexico, demographics, and how focusing on technical and medical assistance has helped the group work alongside traditional domiciliary caregivers.

Can you build a business on educating doctors and nurses?

Can you make a successful business educating doctors and nurses? You can if the growth of the world’s largest higher education network, Laureate, is anything to go by. Healthcare Nova catches up with Dr. Francisco Gutierrez, senior vice president of medicine and health sciences.

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