Modified date 2012/12/21

ICME Healthcare News 06 / 2012




Healthcare News                                                                 06 / 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.
 
 
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.
 
ICME Healthcare
The ICME Abu Dhabi team was approached by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Abu Dhabi in order to provide industry expertise and information for the editorial of the healthcare section for a special supplement of the daily UAE newspaper “The National” with a circulation of 250,000 copies per day. The supplement focuses on Germany as a business and tourist destination as well as German expertise and know-how supporting the UAE. The supplement was published on September 30, 2012 in English and Arabic.
In addition to the input for the general healthcare part, ICME took out an advertorial with a short Q/A. Please find attached a copy of the healthcare section of the supplement. The document will be available online on the ICME website soon.
Asia / Australia
Malaysia: the Malaysian province of Penang states huge potential for competitive, budget, but high quality medical tourism: in 2011, 580,000 medical tourists (mostly Indonesians) visited Malaysia (+35% compared to 2010), and spend € 117m (which is ~€200 per patient). Main services provided were in the specialties of cardiology, orthopedics, oncology, IVF, cosmetic surgery and dental treatments.
(only source in German available, but key facts above) http://www.aerztezeitung.de/politik_gesellschaft/gesundheitspolitik_international/default.aspx?sid=821777&cm_mmc=Newsletter-_-Newsletter-C-_-20120918-_-Gesundheitspolitik+international
India: Dubai firm plans 1m Indian health investment
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/dubai-firm-plans-461m-indian-health-investment-472642.html
A fit outlook for the Asian healthcare industry
http://www.healthcareasia.org/2012/a-fit-outlook-for-the-asian-healthcare-industry/
Europe
Germany: Fresenius pulls the plug on Rhoen takeover bid
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/03/fresenius-rhoen-idUSL6E8K31CD20120903
European Surgical Outcomes Study (EuSOS): Intensive Care Units save lives. Comparison of surgical survival rates among 28 European countries
http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736%2812%2961148-9/fulltext
America
Mexico: The quest for universal health coverage: achieving social protection for all in Mexico
http://download.thelancet.com/flatcontentassets/pdfs/S014067361261068X.pdf
USA: Hospital Consolidation and ACO's
http://www.businessinsider.com/hospital-consolidation-and-acos-2012-9
USA: Health Care in the 2012 Presidential Election: How the Obama and Romney Plans Stack Up
http://www.commonwealthfund.org/Publications/Fund-Reports/2012/Oct/Health-Care-in-the-2012-Presidential-Election.aspx?page=all
Middle East
UAE: ProVita announces regional expansion as demand for long-term care increases in the UAE
http://www.ameinfo.com/provita-announces-regional-expansion-demand-long-term-308516
UAE/ Korea: Korean firm to operate Dubai rehab centre
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/korean-firm-operate-dubai-rehab-centre-471550.html
UAE: Cases of flesh-eating superbug MRSA double in UAE hospitals, say medics
http://www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/health/cases-of-flesh-eating-superbug-mrsa-double-in-uae-hospitals-say-medics
UAE: India: Dubai firm plans 1m Indian health investment
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/dubai-firm-plans-461m-indian-health-investment-472642.html
UAE: Sharjah healthcare city plans to start its operations in Q1 2013
http://www.arabianbusiness.com/sharjah-healthcare-city-ops-start-in-early-2013-475317.html
 
Healthcare Delivery and Business Models
Healthcare industry suffering “institutional schizophrenia” as business model shifts
http://medcitynews.com/2012/08/institutional-schizophrenia-occurring-in-healthcare-industry-as-they-ponder-business-model-shift/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=institutional-schizophrenia-occurring-in-healthcare-industry-as-they-ponder-business-model-shift
Why reducing readmission rates is so difficult
http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2012/06/reducing-readmission-rates-difficult.html?goback=.gde_2280818_member_129826954
Restaurant chains have managed to combine quality control, cost control, and innovation. Can health care?
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/08/13/120813fa_fact_gawande#ixzz25PGRJLiQ
 
 
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