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. Elsan operates 120 middle-sized clinics, disseminated all over the country, employs 25.000 people and counts 6.500 practitioners. It represents 20 % of the private health care sector activity in France and welcomes 2 million patients each year.
APHP (Portuguese association private hospitals)
Portuguese citizens increasingly prefer private hospitals
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.
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. The group employs 1.800 professionals and counts 674 beds. PremiQaMed stands for sustainable, innovative and responsible management of health care facilities with a focus on top quality and top performance. The group clinics, renowned for their high level of care, efficiency and service orientation, enjoy an outstanding patient satisfaction level : 96% for medical treatment and care and 96,7% for recommandation.
Ramsay Générale de Santé
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?
Private hospitals reinforce their position in the Portuguese Health System
Data by the National Statistics Institute (INE) confirm that private hospitals are already in majority
Interview: Oscar Gaspar - President, Portuguese Association of Private Hospitalization and Vice-President, Confederation of Portuguese Industry (CIP)
Oscar Gaspar provides an informative insight into the state of Portugal's healthcare system. Through compelling suggetsions and observations on the current system, Gaspar sheds light on Portugal as an investment destination and the future of the country's healthcare system.
Cybercrime attacks on hospitals
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
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!
APHP Member of the Board of The Confederation of Portuguese Industry
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
Clinique St. Pierre (Perpignan) implants the first leadless intracardiac pacemaker
A European giant is born!
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
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
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?
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.