It is ironic that conferences on best practice in healthcare are dominated by Americans – the people who have the world’s most dysfunctional healthcare system. Israel and Taiwan are much better bets. So how do they do it?
After all, Israel in 2016 spent just 7% of GDP on healthcare, compared to 17% in the USA, yet has 2 years better life expectancy. In the decade to 2011, its healthcare expenditure increased by just 1.3% a year, against the OECD average of 4.1%.
A major part of this is down to how healthcare is dispensed by four big integrated payor/providers. The largest, Clalit, serves 4.2m. It has had first class electronic patient records for well over a decade and so has built really effective integrated care. It also has really high quality, patient data sets. This golden seam is one reason why Israeli start-ups are so strong in AI in healthcare.Max Hotopf or call 0207 183 3779.