Mass. General in talks to build hospital in China (Boston Globe)

Rubicon's analysis is featured in a recent piece at the Boston Globe on the Massachusetts General plan to expand into China.

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"Massachusetts General Hospital is in early discussions with two partners to build a full-service hospital with 500 to 1,000 beds in China, a country that is struggling to meet growing demand from its 1.4 billion citizens for top-quality medical care. Mass. General signed a “framework agreement’’ last week with a Chinese hospital that … [Read more...]

The difference between military and public hospitals, according to medical editor Douglas Corley.

Compared to public hospitals in China, Chinese military hospitals have the latest technology, the highest requirements for publication, and the most piped-in international medical training programs. Douglas Corley explains.

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A few days ago I published an article fairly atypical for this website, a travelogue about my visit to a Chinese Military Hospital. After the articles publication (and syndication in Sinocism's newsletter) I received an email from my friend Douglas Corley, an editor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (a very powerful organization roughly equivalent … [Read more...]

Could Ebola Be to America’s Hospitals What SARS was to China’s?

Ebola hysteria in the United States is putting a public microscope on some of the American healthcare system's most hated drawbacks. And it is laying bare the weaknesses in America's public health system. It is oddly and worryingly reminiscent of the 2003 SARS outbreak in China.

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The SARS epidemic and the bungled response to it resulted in a massive political fall out in China that precipitated in public protests and the healthcare reforms that we know today. America's emerging Ebola epidemic and the so far bungled response to it is raising the same sort of anger in the United States that preceded protests and healthcare … [Read more...]

Washington State Life Science Business Investment Mission to China

Rubicon has been facilitating a round of meetings in Beijing and Shanghai for Washington state life-science companies. A note on our kick-off presentation to the group follows.

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This week, Rubicon has been facilitating a round of meetings in Beijing and Shanghai for Washington state life-science and medical device companies.  Working with the Seattle Trade Development Alliance (TDA), we have been opening doors with key opinion leaders in the hospital space, potential investor and go-to-market partners, as well as key … [Read more...]

Food for thought: On Increasing Doctor’s Salaries in a Socialist State

Increasing salaries is not an act that can be carried out in isolation. There are necessary chain reactions that would follow.

Hospital Investment in China

What happens if you increase the salaries of public hospital doctors and then allow them to practice in a private setting? Perhaps if you do it on a small enough scale, only good things happen. Doctors in a few elite hospitals are suddenly a lot happier and more private sector healthcare capacity is created thereby lessening the strain on the … [Read more...]