The challenges of the Italian health system
December 2018.“Over the last five years the Italian public health system had to face important challenges: limiting spending, not adequately addressing the inefficiencies of the "machine”, transferring as much as possible the action of the spending review on funding granted to accredited private parties and giving rise to a de facto rationing of the services provided to users.
Hirslanden, the major Swiss private hospital group
DECEMBER 2018.Hirslanden is Switzerland's largest private hospital group and also the biggest medical service network. The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group consists of 18 hospitals in 11 cantons, many of which have an integrated outpatient surgery unit and a 24-hour emergency centre.
Private hospital trophies 2018
December 2018. The 11th edition rewarded 9 private hospitals for their innovation and commitment to serve patient.
ASPE received the New Medical Economics Awards
NOVEMBER 2018. The Spanish Private Health Alliance (Alianza de la Sanidad Privada Española – ASPE) has been distinguished with the New Medical Economics Award, in the category of “Internationalization of Spanish activity”.
French hospital federations united to defend their tariffs
NOVEMBER 2018. United, the French hospital federations organized a press conference to alert the government to the fragile economic, financial and social situation of public and private health establishments in France.
APHP goes to Brazil
NOVEMBER 2018. Oscar Gaspar, president of the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP), participated in two important health events in Brazil.
Swiss Medical Network, a multi-faceted group
NOVEMBER 2018. With 19 clinics and medical centers located in the three language regions of the country, patients from Switzerland and abroad receive first-class hospital treatments, care and nursing. With our presence in 11 cantons, our hospital group is an important partner in political discussions and negociations at federal level.
Award Innovation Prize 2018
OCTOBER 2018. Three outstanding innovations by private clinics have been rewarded by the Austrian Private Hospitals Federation in the frame of its second Congress in October.
Portuguese patients say that private hospitals are better
OCTOBER 2018. On a scale of zero to ten, public hospitals score 5.7, while private hospitals have an overall satisfaction score of 7.5.
MedLife, the largest private healthcare service provider in Romania.
OCTOBER 2018. MedLife, through Sfanta Maria brand, is one of the largest private outpatient healthcare service providers having an agreement with the National Health Insurance House (CNAS)
German hospitals in comparison
oCTOBER 2018.The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) indicators 2018 on financial and performance of German hospitals have just been released.
Quality and relevance of care, a key issue for the private hospital sector... and for patients.
oCTOBER 2018. Quality and relevance of care are one of the cornerstones of the Health System Transformation Strategy (STSS) introduced by the French Health Minister Agnès Buzyn.
september 2018. Elsan, France’s second largest private clinics group, developed very rapidly in the past two years. In 2017, Elsan acquired the 3rd French private clinics group MédiPôle Partenaires, only two years after Elsan’s creation with the merger between two other groups: Vedici and Vitalia.
July 2018. The PremiQaMed Group, created in 1991, ranks among Austria's top private hospitals. Its five acute care clinics in Vienna, Salzburg, Styria, welcomed in 2017 more than 44.600 inpatient-cases from home and abroad, 4.218 births and 195.000 hospital days.
APHP (Portuguese association private hospitals)
Portuguese citizens increasingly prefer private hospitals
june 2018. Following the usual publication of the National Institute of Statistics (INE) for World Health Day (April 7th ) the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP) proudly highlights the significant and growing contribution of private hospitals to the Portuguese Health System and perceives it as a clear sign of the preference of Portuguese citizens.
Ramsay Générale de Santé
JuNE 2018. Ramsay Générale de Santé (RGDS) is the biggest French private hospital group, with 120 hospitals and health centres. It counts over 23.000 employees and 6.000 practitioners. Besides, RGDS detains 17 % of market share in France, offering medical care to 2 million patients, welcoming 32.000 newborns and 550.000 emergency care patients. One surgical operation out of 10 in France is performed by RGDS, taking a leading position in cancer treatment, orthopaedics, ophthalmology and cardiovascular surgery but also in dialysis treatment (figures 2017).
How to define quality?
JUNE 2018. The Ministry of Health has launched in 2015 the Institute for quality assurance and transparency in healthcare (IQTIG), which goal is to develop scientific stable quality indicators to compare the quality of medical treatment between hospitals, physicians and nursing homes. Hospitals have to provide annual data for public reporting.
Private hospitals reinforce their position in the Portuguese Health System
APRIL 2017. Data by the National Statistics Institute (INE) confirm that private hospitals are already in majority.
Insight into the state of Portugal's healthcare system
APRIL 2018. Interview with Oscar Gaspar - President, Portuguese Association of Private Hospitalization and Vice-President, Confederation of Portuguese Industry (CIP)
Cybercrime attacks on hospitals
JANUARY 2018. Targeted hacker attacks on critical infrastructure - including medical devices in hospitals - are causing IT experts more and more concern.
How to prepare healthcare institutions to Data security
april 2018. On 29 March, the French Federation Private Hospitals (FHP) organised a half-day of work and exchanges on EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European reference text on personal data protection. This training was led by a lawyer specialized in new technology and the Correspondent for protection of personal data from Orpéa-Clinea private health group.
FHP action: funding measures for private non-profit health institutions cancelled!
january 2017. The Council of State has condemned the French State and cancelled orders fixing the funding rates for private non-profit healthcare institutions for the years 2015 and 2016.
APHP Member of the Board of The Confederation of Portuguese Industry
FEBRUARY 2017. On 10th February 2017, the President of the Portuguese Association of Private Hospitals (APHP), Oscar Gaspar, was today elected Member of the Board of CIP (The Confederation of Portuguese Industry) and Vice-president of the General Council of that Confederation.
First prophylactic gastrectomy with robotic support in the world
JANUARY 2017. The General Surgery Service of the private hospital HM Sanchinarro in Madrid, directed by Dr Yolanda Quijano and Dr Emilio Vicente, have performed two prophylactic gastrectomies with robotic support on September 7. 2016.
Clinique St. Pierre (Perpignan) implants the first leadless intracardiac pacemaker
DECEMBER 2016. With a size of less than one-tenth of that of conventional pacemakers, the Micra GST device is the smallest pacemaker in the world, designed to provide patients with bradycardia stimulation using the most advanced technology.
A European giant is born!
DECEMBER 2016. The Spanish largest private hospital group Quironsalud has been acquired by the German group Fresenius Helios, the largest private hospital group in Germany.
Earthquake: Italian private clinics show solidarity
DECEMBER 2016. As a result of the devastating earthquake that struck central Italy at the end of October, Aiop Lazio, representing 106 clinics, was activated in order to provide quick assistance to populations affected by the earthquake.
FNCP became ASPE
MAY 2016. The Spanish Private Health Alliance- ASPE, born last May 2016, through the merger by absorption of the National Confederation of Private Clinics and Hospitals, CNCHP, by the Spanish Federation of Private Clinics, FNCP.
What is reasonable profit?
SEPTEMBER 2016. Within the meaning of European law, health-care services are recognized as a service of general economic interest (SGEI). In order to bring France in line with EU law, the French government plans on implementing a decree for the end of 2016 to regulate reasonable profit' for public and private hospitals.
A study sheds light on cross-subsidising of hospitals in Switzerland
SEPTEMBER 2016. A study carried out by the University of Basel shows the extent of the potential damage of the inadequate cantonal governance of hospital funding
The German Association of Private Clinics is suing the District of Calw for subsidising a local hospital
JUNE 2016. The BDPK (German Association of Private Clinics) is suing the District of Calw for subsidising local clinics with taxpayers' money.