Integrated care should put the patient or citizen at the centre of the whole care economy. Dan Burke, commissioning expert, shares insights on an outcome based approach.
Healthcare innovation leader, Dr Chris Wasden shares his thoughts on how the digital era can transform the Australian healthcare system and what he’s seen internationally.
As part of our Emerging Health Leaders program, Dr Chris Wasden, Healthcare innovation leader, shares his thoughts on the challenge to keep pace with a changing workforce.
Dr. David Levy, PwC former Global Healthcare Leader, asks Dr. Anand Iyer to explain the history and current status of WellDoc Inc., a company that has made a positive impact on the management of chronic illnesses. By improving patient care, WellDoc has managed to decrease costs and shift from a traditional doctor-visit model to a modern patient-centric one.
Anyone who has spent time in a hospital emergency department knows it can be a stressful experience. High demand for services often means long waits, adding to the strain of patients already in distress and increasing the pressure on overstretched staff. Gold Coast Hospital is working on reducing the amount of time patients waited for emergency treatment and subsequent admission to hospital.
Dr. David Levy, PwC former Global Healthcare Leader, meets with Dr. Richard Friedland, CEO of Netcare, to discuss why they partnered with the Lesotho government, forming the largest public-private partnership in South Africa. Dr. Friedland explains the benefits and risks involved with PPPs, as well as the long-term advantages for patients, including improved healthcare at a lower cost.
PwC's Denis von Hoesslin speaks with Thierry Zylberberg of Orange Healthcare (part of France Telecom) about how SMS technology can fight the spread of counterfeit drugs. Mr. Zylberberg explains the benefits of mHealth, and key lessons for success.
PwC's Mark Claassen and Dr. Sven Rohte of Daman National Health Insurance Company discuss the thinking behind Abu Dhabi's shift to provide universal healthcare to nationals and expatriates, started in 2005. Dr. Rohte explains the obstacles and benefits of this change, and the state of Abu Dhabi today.
As Australia's ageing population grows, so does the spotlight on our aged care industry. Reforms to the way aged care is funded proposed to the Government by the Productivity Commission could mean a shake-up of the industry; making the market more competitive and giving older Australians greater freedom of choice from an improved selection of providers. In our webcast, PwC Partner John Cannings talks about what these funding changes mean for providers and the banks who lend to them.