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SE Asian hospitals see the future clearly

A session at Healthcare Asia on market trends and opportunities in SE Asia brought together three of the largest hospital groups in SE Asia – Siloam in Indonesia, Metro Pacific in The Philippines and KPJ in Malaysia. So how do they see the world and what strategies are they adopting?

“Nearly half a million Chinese medical tourists in 2015,” says expert

Nearly 500,000 patients from China travelled abroad for treatment in 2015 with 95% going to other Asian countries. That’s according to a survey by consultancy Global Growth Markets presented at the Private Healthcare Summit in London. But Pete Read, CEO of GGM, says that fear surrounding the lack of follow-up care is a big problem.

Decline in the number of GCC patients travelling to the West, but regional medical tourism booms

GCC governments are doing everything they can to keep patients at home. It's working: between 2014 and 2016, private hospitals in the USA, the UK and Germany have all seen a drop in the number of medical tourists from the region - with Germany experiencing a fall of nearly 60%. Graham Elderfield, founder of consultancy Glenfield Consulting, explained why at the Private Healthcare Summit 2017 in London.

Chinese investors – ready to take the plunge in Brazil?

Are the Chinese targeting the Brazilian healthcare market in a big way ahead of an expected boom, and if so, what are they planning to do? And why is one of the largest PE houses in the country planning to exit one of the country's largest healthcare maintenance organisations (HMOs)? Healthcare Nova speaks with Martin Benitez, CEO of Brazilian advisory MR Consultoria, about the state of the Brazilian healthcare market.

Fortis targets post-acute homecare to improve AVLOS and profits

India’s second largest healthcare chain Fortis is partnering with home hospitalisation specialist Healthcare At Home India (HCAHI). But the post-acute homecare segment brings its own set of challenges, says Raghava Rao, executive director of consultancy Camomile Healthcare Ventures.

Life’s CEO to depart end of June – hunt for replacement begins

Having presided over a 36% drop in the value of the company's shares since taking charge just over three years ago, Life Healthcare's CEO André Meyer is to step down from his role at South Africa's second largest hospital group. In the short term, he will be replaced by current CFO Pieter van der Westhuize.