Donald Trump isn't the only president on the other side of the Atlantic to turn a nation's political landscape on its head. Brazil's new populist president, Jair Bolsonaro, shocked pundits the world over by bagging the presidency - and showed the world he can be as vitriolic as his US counterpart, too. But the business world likes him.
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The CEOs of Siemens, Uber, Japan’s biggest bank and the US Treasury secretary pulled out of a conference in Saudi Arabia which started yesterday, in light of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death. Might this dampen international appetite for taking part in crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s healthcare reform process? Turkish president Erdogan yesterday branded the killing […]
October 24, 2018
There are six main reasons why there are so few truly international players, outside of dialysis. You first have to recognise that health care services are far more complex than manufacturing, and by far the most complex service industry. It, therefore, reflects local cultures and politics in a way which a car manufacturing plant simply doesn't.
October 16, 2018
“Modicare” – has launched. But the scope of its ambition has yet to be matched by investment or uptake.
October 8, 2018
It is ironic that conferences on best practice in healthcare are dominated by Americans – the people who have the world’s most dysfunctional healthcare system. Israel and Taiwan are much better bets. So how do they do it?
September 12, 2018
There are relatively few Pan-Latam operators of any scale. The big exception is the integrated healthcare management organisations being built by UnitedHealth which is now the largest hospital operator in Brazil and Chile with positions in another half dozen countries. We think that is about to change.
September 7, 2018
We find ourselves writing once again about universal health coverage this week, both in Indonesia where it has been introduced to large swathes of the population already, and India, where progress has been made but the initial programme has been delayed at least a month beyond its (now missed) launch date of last Wednesday.
August 17, 2018
Stripping away M&A and financial things like indebtedness, all for-profit healthcare businesses will succeed or fail based on these three parameters. And all can be measured along them, too. They are: Efficiency creates higher EBITDA and competitiveness. Relationships whether B2B or B2C determine sales levels if you fulfil customer-perceived needs. Relationships are about trust and […]
August 10, 2018
It’s been an interesting few days in the Asian lab sector, which could see moves to consolidate a fragmented market.
August 3, 2018
When a healthcare giant with deep pockets says it will enter an emerging market, the cynic's reaction is to see an international referral stream. A non-profit once bemoaned to us that there is much truth in this. But what if it's the only way they'll agree to invest in the first place? And what if the good they do locally far outweighs the patients lost abroad?