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ICME HEALTHCARE NEWS 07/2012


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Healthcare News                                                                    07 / 2012

 
Dear all,
 
this periodically distributed newsletter provides information on international health systems, news and trends in the healthcare industry as well as related informative and interesting articles and studies concerning different subjects.
 
Today’s focus is on how the results of the presidential election in the US will shape health IT funding and leadership.
 
 
In case of any suggestions or remarks for further improvements of this newsletter, please don’t hesitate to contact Matthias Winker, matthias.winker@icme.com.
 
Africa
Morocco: USm Marrakech Health Care City will be around 21,000 sqm in size and will include a 160-bed private hospital, a 40-room boutique hotel and 56 residential apartments
http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-19154-tasweek-to-open-healthcare-city-in-morocco/
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/exclusive-uae-s-tasweek-build-morocco-healthcare-city-477051.html
Morocco: Site Visit: Sharjah and Morocco hospitals
http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-18977-site-visit-sharjah-and-morocco-hospitals/
Kenia: Health eVillages launches new mHealth initiative in Africa
http://www.mhimss.org/news/health-evillages-launches-new-mhealth-initiative-africa
Asia / Australia
Pakistan: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has signed a five-year deal with the Aman Foundation to improve family planning and healthcare in Pakistan
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/bill-melinda-gates-foundation-signs-second-uae-deal-476061.html
India: India's First Healthcare Real Estate Website want to buy or sale hospital
http://www.hospitalproperties.com/?goback=.gde_1955228_member_159469379
China: AIA sets foot in the Chinese market by winning the development and engineering of the international University Hospital of Shenyang in the new city of Hunan
http://www.hospitalbuildeurope.com/2012/04/aia-sets-foot/
Europe
Poland: Ministry of Health announces decentralization of the NFZ
http://europe-health-care.eu/poland-ministry-of-health-announces-decentralization-of-the-nfz/#&panel1-5
Germany: More operations and medical procedures performed on in-patients in 2011
https://www.destatis.de/EN/PressServices/Press/pr/2012/10/PE12_371_231.html
France: AIA sets foot in the Chinese market by winning the development and engineering of the international University Hospital of Shenyang in the new city of Hunan
http://www.hospitalbuildeurope.com/2012/04/aia-sets-foot/
America
USA: Are there any winners under the readmission reduction program?
http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/are-there-any-winners-readmission-reduction-program/2012-10-09?goback=.gde_35964_member_173464538
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/10/hospital_readmissions.html
Impact of Health Care Reform on Insurance Coverage:
http://www.deloitte.com/assets/Dcom-UnitedStates/Local%20Assets/Documents/us_chs_2012InsuranceCoverageProjectionScenarios_09252012.pdf
Middle East
UAE/ Egypt: Abraaj Capital, the Middle East's largest private equity firm, is considering selling shares in its Egyptian medical laboratories business
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/abraaj-eyes-ipo-for-egypt-health-business-in-2013-476338.html
Saudi: Habtoor unit wins m Saudi healthcare deal
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/habtoor-unit-wins-74m-saudi-healthcare-deal-476262.html
Saudi approves .2bn of health plans
http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-19147-saudi-approves-32bn-of-health-plans/
Saudi: Habtour Leighton Group (HLG) has confirmed it has won a second healthcare contract in Saudi Arabia, worth m, to build a new Proton Therapy Centre
http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-19004-hlg-jv-confirms-74m-saudi-healthcare-deal/
Bahrain: Bahrain plans 0m spend on 18 health projects incl. a 60 bed dialysis center
http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-19124-bahrain-plans-700m-spend-on-health-projects/
Qatar to build world's largest hospital
http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-19030-qatar-to-build-worlds-largest-hospital/
UAE: Excessive hospital visits straining UAE health care system
http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/health/excessive-hospital-visits-straining-uae-health-care-system
UAE: Experts defend UAE's health care
http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/health/experts-defend-uaes-health-care
UAE: Site Visit: Sharjah and Morocco hospitals
http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-18977-site-visit-sharjah-and-morocco-hospitals/
 
US presidential elections and Health-IT and funding
HIMSS Fact Sheet: The Supreme Court Case on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 July 12, 2012
http://www.himss.org/policy/d/20120712_SupremeCourtCaseACAIndividualMandateFactSheet.pdf?src=sm
What the Presidential Election Could Mean for Health IT
http://www.ihealthbeat.org/features/2012/what-the-presidential-election-could-mean-for-health-it.aspx
Health IT funding: What would Romney do?
http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/health-it-funding-what-would-romney-do
What HHS Might Look Like Under ‘President’ Romney
http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2012/10/24/what-hhs-would-look-like-under-president-romney/
 
 
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