投资银行家如何拯救中国医院

在中国,成功事故总是层出不穷,而医院行业却是一大例外。私立医院大多为小型医院,并且很难赢得公众的信任。公立医院则陈旧不堪,令人仿佛回到1980年。尽管近年来大肆报道,但不论私立和公立医院都没有取得什么进步。在服务、成本和质量方面,几十年来中国医院几乎没有任何改观。

Why Chinese Families Are Flooding Into Foreign IVF & Fertility Services: An Interview with SCRC.

Medical tourism from China is surging. According to Ctrip (via a recent Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business report), there were over 500,000 outbound medical tourism trips from China in 2016, a 5x increase from 2015. And the average spending per trip was a stunning 50,000 RMB, more than 10x typical Chinese tourist spending. The […]

3 Options for Bringing Private Health Insurance to China (Part 2 of 2)

In Part 1 (located here), I argued that there is a growing supply-demand gap at the center of Chinese healthcare. And that private health insurance is likely the lynchpin in solving this problem. In this article, I lay out three models for launching reimbursement-style private health insurance in China. All three have worked in other […]

寰宇保险代理有限公司(Pacific Prime)总裁尼尔·雷蒙德(Neil Raymond)对中国/亚洲医疗保险业前景的见解

寰宇保险代理有限公司由尼尔·雷蒙德于2000年创立,总部位于香港,是亚洲顶级的国际医疗保险产品代理商,以旅居国外人士为重点客户群体。公司对中国和亚洲医疗(及其他类型)保险业之当前变化形势有着极为深刻的见解。本人有20多年的医疗保健和医疗保险从业经历,这使我能够经常向尼尔咨询医疗保险方面的问题,而他总是会一一回答这些问题。以下是他对我近期的部分问题所作的解答。

The Solution to China’s Digital Health Problems? Go Direct to Consumers.

There has been a lot of soul-searching by entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and Internet companies about what has gone wrong in Chinese digital health. Thousands of digital health companies have been launched and funded in recent years but there have been few, if any, big successes. However, if the past few years were overly optimistic, I […]

The Growing Supply-Demand Gap at the Center of Chinese Healthcare (Part 1 of 2)

Private health insurance is arguably both the biggest and the most vexing opportunity in China today. The need is clear. Increasingly wealthy Chinese consumers are growing increasingly frustrated with the public healthcare system. And growing but still nascent private hospitals are struggling to find larger and more stable revenue flows. But while local and foreign […]

Why Mobile Healthcare Apps Keep Failing in China

More than a thousand Chinese healthcare apps have been launched in the past five years. These startups, targeting the seemingly super-hot intersection of booming smartphone usage and modernizing healthcare, were supposed to be the next big thing. And many have been backed by top venture capitalists and leading Chinese companies such as Alibaba Group Holding, […]

Why China’s Drug and Vaccine Scandals Will Dwarf the Food Scandals

It was the 2008 melamine baby powder scandal that finally made food safety a national priority in China. And the 2016 vaccine scandal may be what similarly finally wakes Chinese consumers up to the issue of drug safety. Unfortunately, sick newborns may again be the mobilizing image. Drug scandals have been happening in China for […]

How China’s “Puff Daddies” Became the World’s Biggest Smokers (Probably)

Question: What do you get when you put the world’s biggest smokers in the world’s most polluted cities – and then wait for +20 years? Answer: You get approximately 20M super-smoking Chinese men. A unique population that has likely inhaled more carcinogens than any other human beings alive. And as they are almost all men, […]