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  1. Business - China Business - HEALTH CARE

    Doctor consultation app seeks to disrupt China's health care market

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:21am by James Griffiths

    ... app offers way to solve problems Expensive, slow- and increasingly violent- the mainland's health care system is in crisis. Can Silicon Valley-style innovation save it? By 2020, health ... next year. Despite a significant increase in government health expenditure in recent years, the amount as a share of gross domestic product has declined to about 5 per cent, much lower than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1582412/doctor-consultation-app-seeks-disrupt-chinas-health-care
  2. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Foreign-funded hospitals planned in seven Chinese cities or provinces

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 04:28pm by Victoria Ruan

    ... will be launched in seven mainland cities or provinces as part of reforms to improve services and introduce more competition in the tightly regulated health sector. Opening the services sector to foreign ... Guangdong, and Hainan provinces, a notice dated July 25 and put on the Ministry of Commerce's website yesterday said. That would represent a big step forward after German health care operator ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1581138/china-giving-foreigners-100-cent-ownership-hospitals-first-time
  3. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Private Hong Kong doctors stay away from public subsidy scheme for hypertension patients

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:55am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com They say Hospital Authority subvention for hypertension patients fails to cover costs Private doctors shun public subsidy scheme Private doctors are unhappy with a scheme that subsidises some public-hospital patients for t ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582528/private-hong-kong-doctors-stay-away-public-subsidy-scheme
  4. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Private health care tipped for growth after state backs investment

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 05:27am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... and fast economic development," said William Zhan, from the Maria Medical Investment Group, which runs about a dozen maternity hospitals on the mainland. "But the health care industry has ... figures. They currently account for about 42 per cent of all hospitals. Last month, the National Health and Family Planning Commission urged local governments to step up support for private health ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1420204/private-health-care-tipped-growth-after-state-backs-investment
  5. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH CARE

    Healthcare groups call on Health Department for regulations

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 06:21am by Candy Chan

    ... health-care professional groups have backed the Ombudsman's call for the Health Department to establish statutory controls over their trades, so the public can make informed choices when seeking services. There are more than 7,300 practitioners engaged in 15 health-care sectors who are not subject to statutory regulations, but are disciplined by associations or societies that have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1352728/healthcare-groups-call-health-department-regulations
  6. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    Health care reform in China to make life easier for patients, not hospitals

    Posted Jul 29th 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... to make life easier for patients, not hospitals The central government has made cutting the cost of medical bills a key element of this year's health care reforms, but the plan says little new about how to alleviate the financial woes of urban public hospitals. Beijing's main goals in health care reform this year show its resolve to reduce patients' medical bills, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1292679/health-care-plan-cut-bills-patients-lauded-falls-short-what-do-about
  7. Business - Companies - HEALTH CARE

    Insurers fight minimum premium for health scheme

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by KANIS LI

    ... Kanis Li kanis.li@scmp.com Insurers fight minimum premium for health scheme The Hong Kong Federation of Insurers opposes the government's setting of HK$3,600 as the minimum annual premium for the new Health Protection Scheme (HPS). Some individuals and firms might have difficulty paying the premium, which is 10 per cent higher than the average premium they are currently ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1279040/insurers-fight-minimum-premium-health-scheme
  8. News - China - HEALTH CARE

    China's public health insurance to cover greater ground

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Public health insurance to cover greater ground China's health care reform efforts took a step forward last month when it guaranteed increased insurance protection for critical illnesses. ... and five other government agencies promised greater protection for people with public health insurance policies in rural areas as well as for unemployed people in urban areas, in part by ensuring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1040204/chinas-public-health-insurance-cover-greater-ground
  9. Business - Money - HEALTH CARE

    China spending on health care forecast to hit US$1tr in 2020

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Beijing Report finds wider insurance coverage and an ageing population will triple mainland costs Spending to hit US$1tr by 2020 Health-care spending in China will almost ... make it the biggest market globally by 2020 after the United States, which in 2009 spent US$2.5 trillion, or 17.6 per cent of its GDP, on health care, the consulting company said. "This ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/money/spending/article/1025762/china-spending-health-care-forecast-hit-us1tr-2020
  10. Business - Economy - HEALTH CARE

    Accenture to take over Obamacare website

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 09:08pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Global consulting firm Accenture has been chosen to take over the running of the US government’s trouble-plagued health insurance website, the White House and company confirmed. The administration of US President Barack Obama announced on Saturday that it had decided to part ways with CGI Federal, the main contractor that built HealthCare.gov and worked ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1404096/accenture-take-over-obamacare-website

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