China sends in hit squads to fix unpopular country hospitals
Authorities in China have decided to take action to tackle the growing problem of Chinese patients leapfrogging their local hospitals and making a beeline for the big city hospitals (which makes them hopelessly overcrowded). County hospitals are seen by many Chinese as second rate and over priced, and hence they willing to travel long distances to be seen by a doctor in a major hospital in a big city. Now the State Council has decided to send teams to inspect improvements at county-level public hospitals around the country.The teams will conduct onsite inspections to ensure that reforms are being implemented, including overhauls of financing to eliminate commissions and profiteering in commissioning and contracts.
Healthcare tycoon wins entrepreneur award
The head of medical centre operator iKang has won an international award for being Entrepreneur of the Year. Zhang Ligang, who is CEO of iKang, has been named as the EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2014 National Life Science Awards. Mr Zhang is the founder of iKang, which now owns 50 private medical clinics and has contract arrangements with a further 300 medical facilities and hospitals.
Top US hospital to open branch in Guangdong
The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is to lends its expertise to a new hospital being built in Zhuhai that will carry the MGH name.The US hospital will partner with the Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Kanghua Healthcare Investment. The new 500-bed hospital to be funded by Chinese investors, will draw on the expertise of the Mass General in areas suhc as cardiology and cancer services. It is hoped that the China hospital will also benefit from US data systems and in developing more empathy in doctor-patient relations.
2014 National Life Sciences Award2014
2014 National Life Sciences Award
50 self-owned medical centers covering 15 of the most affluent cities in China, namely Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Tianjin, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Fuzhou, Changchun, Jiangyin and Changzhou, as well as Hong Kong. The Company has also supplemented its self-owned medical center network by contracting with approximately 300 third-party service - See more at: http://globenewswire.com/news-release/2014/11/21/685333/10109423/en/iKang-s-Chairman-and-CEO-Mr-Lee-Ligang-Zhang-Named-EY-Entrepreneur-Of-The-Year-TM-2014-National-Life-Sciences-Award-Winner.html#sthash.if4ee73f.dpuf