Tag: Healthcare Reform

The Pulse of China’s Healthcare

The Chinese healthcare sector, which accounted for 6 percent of the country’s GDP in 2016, is expected to capture a 10 percent share in the coming years. Racing to establish a modern system of coverage, services, and products to accommodate...

/ April 12, 2017

Making the Most of China’s Massive Healthcare Market

China’s healthcare market presents huge opportunities, but companies must know their customers and choose their partners carefully. By Benjamin Shobert It has always been easy for businesses to lose their way in China.  Because of the enormous growth opportunities in...

/ June 12, 2013

China’s Healthcare Reform: How Far Has It Come?

Industries such as pharmaceuticals and medical devices are already feeling the effects of China’s healthcare reform, and the country plans to introduce more changes in upcoming years.by Christine KahlerChina began planning for healthcare reform at the start of the twenty-first...

/ January 1, 2011

The Challenges of Cancer Treatment in China

High treatment costs, insufficient insurance coverage, and lack of awareness may hinder patients’ ability to receive better cancer treatments in China.by Ian Hicks, Lucy Liu, and Linda ZhaoChina is a primary focus for many pharmaceutical companies because of its large...

Private Healthcare: A Tough Market to Crack

Foreign investors in China’s healthcare sector must work hard to reach their target clientele—China’s increasingly affluent middle class. by James Glucksman and Roberta Lipson The healthcare reforms that the PRC government announced in early 2009 have elicited considerable excitement among...

Drug Procurement Bidding

Drug companies must be able to navigate the procurement bidding process to successfully reach China’s market.by Chen Yang and Lei LiState-run, nonprofit healthcare institutions in China procure most of the drugs they use through a bidding process centralized at the...

/ January 1, 2010

Drugs for the Masses

China’s new drug lists and associated pricing rules aim to provide low-cost drugs to patients but raise questions about the impact on hospitals and drug manufacturers.by Gordon Schatz and Patrick NowlinAnyone who has visited the Dongyue Daoist Temple in Beijing...

Adapting to China’s Changing Medical Device Market

More government investment will create new opportunities for medical device suppliers, but producers must be patient and creative to overcome obstacles.by Judy ZakreskiDevelopments in China’s domestic policies—particularly its massive healthcare reform effort and stimulus spending to offset the global economic...

/ January 1, 2010

China’s Healthcare Reform

Reform plans promise significant change, but what does that mean for foreign healthcare players? by James A. C. Sinclair Whenever Wang Hui, a product manager in Shanghai, needs to consult a doctor, it means hours queuing for a few minutes...

/ July 1, 2009