In 2014 the Indonesian government pledged to introduce universal health coverage to the world's fourth most populous country. Healthcare Nova speaks to the CEO of healthcare focused tech company Indonesia Philips, Suryo Suwignjo, about how healthcare companies can see opportunity where others see impossibility, and how UHC is facilitating the growth of the private market.
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Before British primary care digital health player Babylon came along, the Rwandan government had never signed a contract with a private healthcare provider. A universal healthcare coverage scheme called Mutuelles de Santé had been operating in the country since 1999, but ten years later was spending 9.7% of GDP on health. The government and its citizens needed a means to make healthcare more accessible and affordable: so in 2016 it invited a private digital health platform to help connect patients to doctors.
August 2, 2018
Thailand is the largest medical tourism market in the world. Healthcare Nova speaks to data specialists GlobalData, which has just released a new report into medical tourism and pharmaceutical sector in Thailand, to find out more.
July 18, 2018
The Chinese government is promoting traditional Chinese medicine globally, and is authorising payments from insurers for certain treatments. Despite that support, it still faces an uphill battle abroad. Healthcare Nova speaks to a market source.
January 18, 2018
The company to offer the first thousand dollar genome claims it will soon have a monopoly in genetics to rival that of Amazon in retail. In doing so, could Veritas Genetics finally deliver on the false promises of the industry and revolutionise healthcare as a whole?
November 23, 2017
Public sector education is failing to build the nursing and doctor capacity that is needed around the world. We talk to academic Kevin Kinser at PennState University in the USA who specialises in tracking the for-profit tertiary education sector about the sector in general and about healthcare specifically. This is part of a series of articles on medical training and the private sector.
October 26, 2017
This week a group of global health experts and policy makers gathered in London to work out the optimal role of the private sector in global health security and came up with the wrong answer.
September 29, 2017
Apollo presented its strategy to roll out new healthcare formats across India. This involves setting up clusters of mainly greenfield sites to penetrate new growth markets and to leverage its brand.
May 16, 2017
The Philippines has tremendous potential. It has one of the world’s fastest growing economies, and yet it doesn’t have many large healthcare service providers and it lacks a medical infrastructure sufficient to cope with all its residents’ needs. Healthcare Nova looks at the current market there, government policy, and how the private sector is changing.
March 9, 2017
Recruitment, retention and training are now the primary challenges for the healthcare services industry. The obvious solution to keeping staff - paying more – is no longer working. Private operators around the world are now fishing in a global market that's short of 15m healthcare workers. So what practical solutions are operators putting into force and what really works? We talk to 25 operators from across the world.