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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,
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
Morocco: Site Visit: Sharjah and Morocco hospitals
Kenia: Health eVillages launches new mHealth initiative in 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
India: India's First Healthcare Real Estate Website want to buy or sale hospital
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
Poland: Ministry of Health announces decentralization of the NFZ
Germany: More operations and medical procedures performed on in-patients in 2011
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
USA: Are there any winners under the readmission reduction program?
Impact of Health Care Reform on Insurance Coverage:
Middle East
UAE/ Egypt: Abraaj Capital, the Middle East's largest private equity firm, is considering selling shares in its Egyptian medical laboratories business
Saudi: Habtoor unit wins m Saudi healthcare deal
Saudi approves .2bn 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
Bahrain: Bahrain plans 0m spend on 18 health projects incl. a 60 bed dialysis center
Qatar to build world's largest hospital
UAE: Excessive hospital visits straining UAE health care system
UAE: Experts defend UAE's health care
UAE: 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
What the Presidential Election Could Mean for Health IT
Health IT funding: What would Romney do?
What HHS Might Look Like Under ‘President’ Romney
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