The new CEO of listed pan-Asian hospital giant IHH says it is looking to move into new markets like Indonesia and Vietnam. Meanwhile, it is also planning to expand its offering in India and Turkey, and turnaround its underperforming China assets.
HBI speaks to Nabil Fawaz, sector manager for World Bank member MIGA. MIGA promotes cross border investment in developing countries by providing guarantees (political risk insurance and credit enhancement) to investors and lenders in sectors including healthcare.
Rising costs from inflation, wages, and energy are indiscriminately hitting the health care sector and despite government support packages being pledged, the road ahead looks arduous. So how do providers control costs, and what are the strategies to keep costs at bay?
For years there has been a trend towards using outpatient services wherever possible - to improve patient outcomes, to better use an increasingly scarce workforce, and to increase cost efficiency. On the “Outpatient differential” panel at HBI 2023, how this push looks across the world was a key topic for discussion.
Digital health is booming in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), boosted by several countries in the region introducing major policy initiatives to integrate telehealth solutions and digitise their health systems. CEE-based multinational law firm Kinstellar spells this out in its latest ‘Current eHealth trends in CEE and Turkey’ report.
IHH-owned Turkish hospital group Acibadem has opened a contact centre in the Harley Street medical area in the UK and has an eye on market opportunities. HBI speaks to an operator and an advisor to find out more.
The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has issued a travel warning following the deaths of 22 British nationals who sought medical treatment in Turkey. The country has recently seen a tsunami of patients taking the trip due to a failing NHS in England and the promise of more affordable cosmetic surgeries. HBI speaks to three Turkey-based analysts to understand whether the safeguarding concerns are warranted and what impact the warnings could have on the medical tourism industry.
Two pioneering women entrepreneurs are looking to break the mould in the male dominated Turkish healthcare market, with a women-only consultancy team. HBI talks to them about how they are challenging stereotypes.