Healthcare Reform

 

WHO criticises prominence of for-profits in Bulgaria

A World Health Organisation (WHO) Report published in July chastises Bulgaria’s Health Ministry for allowing the for-profit sector to dominate the nation’s healthcare, while much needed reforms look to be on hold following the collapse of the government.

Portuguese hospital groups face €191 million fine

The Autorldade da Concorrencia (AdC), the Portuguese Competition Authority, has sanctioned and imposed fines of €191 million on several private hospital groups and the Portuguese Private Hospitals Association (APHP).

HBI 2022: Balance of power in MENA is shifting

There is a risk, when looking at healthcare markets in MENA, of lumping all the countries together as one - but each market has very specific requirements, and very specific characteristics. A panel at HBI 2022 chaired by Hamid Yunis, partner at global law firm McDermott Will & Emery, investigated challenges and opportunities in the region - and how rapidly the markets are changing and why overseas players now need to work harder to impress.

Why Westminster NHS systems fail

Profound pessimism about NHS plans for integrated health and with NHS systems in the UK and Canada was on display from academics at the European Health Policymakers Group which celebrated its 21st year in an afternoon looking at what the group had learnt studying Beveridge (NHS) and Bismarckian (statutory insurer) models.

Spain “too reliant” on for profits to pull the plug

The Spanish government has put forward a draft bill to strengthen its NHS system, and wean it off the private sector. A well-placed source at HBI 2022 tells us that for-profits are so entrenched and vital to Spain's NHS system that attempts to remove them would be too catastrophic, meaning a wholesale removal is highly unlikely. The bill still needs to pass the legislature before it becomes law. 

New Approaches to Training

With a soaring global shortage of health care professionals, operators have to re-strategise and develop innovative approaches to bridge the gap. In this case study-led session we’ll examine novel approaches to attracting the right people, developing in-house training programmes and increasing retention by becoming an ‘employer of choice’. Speakers include: Dr Jurgen Laartz, CEO and […]

The Truth about AI

Has AI delivered for healthcare – yet? In this session we’ll explore what we know about AI today and how we can best shape our thinking about AI as a tool in the transformation toolkit. Through case studies we’ll look at scenarios where AI is delivering impact, providing a deep-dive into the practicalities of implementation. […]

Regulatory & Political Risk

This remains the number one issue for investors and operators in most countries, second only to “how do I get staff?” as something liable to keep CEOs awake at night. Here we look in detail at what risks there are in different countries and sectors. what, if anything, can the sector do to allay them? […]

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