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?
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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
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.
March 9, 2017
How is medicalised homecare developing in the Middle East? We interviewed several suppliers, advisers and operators at Arab Health to find out more. What are the barriers?
February 13, 2017
You can’t become an expert in healthcare services overnight - but there are courses, MBAs or much shorter executive training courses - which say they can help to transform you or your staff into the next generation of healthcare managers, leaders and entrepreneurs. But can they really do this - and are they good value for money? Where should you send yourself, or your staff, to fill any gaps in knowledge that might be putting the brakes on a career? And does it matter if the management course isn’t focussed on healthcare at all?
December 14, 2016
We look at labs in India, and profile the big lab and imaging groups in Brazil. Future articles will also look at the sector in China and across SE Asia and Africa.
November 11, 2016
Healthcare investors generally take a fancy to Nigeria. Africa’s most populous country has a growing middle class and will one day finally put some distance between itself and South Africa as its largest economy. The petrodollars already flow freely into healthcare. But no one has bothered to keep them in the country: not the existing fragmented private sector, nor the government, which has other priorities – President Buhari has been treated in London, after all! So, surely, all that’s left to do is fly in, start a JV with a local partner, consolidate and cut off the medical tourism leak at source?
September 1, 2016
Despite, or perhaps because of the recession, prospects for private healthcare services in Latin America are good. The financial crisis in public healthcare is forcing governments to rethink attitudes to the private sector and to open up the sector to external investors. And new, innovative models are emerging. In this 6,000 word report we give a detailed analysis of the six main markets – Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Colombia, and over the next few days we'll be profiling those major players, country by country.