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Global Health Care Markets offers health care executives, administrators, scholars, and researchers a comprehensive guide to delivering health care worldwide. Written by an international panel of experts in the field of health care, this book is a compendium of knowledge that includes essential information on the professional opportunities in the international health care marketplace and offers timely insights on the recent changes in worldwide health systems.
Keeping in step with the ever expanding global economy, health care providers and pharmaceutical companies are establishing themselves in foreign health markets at an unprecedented rate. The question is, How can these organizations prepare themselves for the challenges and opportunities they will find in today's worldwide health care marketplace? Written by an international panel of highly acclaimed health care experts, Global Health Care Markets is a comprehensive guide to the current state of health care delivery systems worldwide. This much-needed resource profiles the world's most significant regions and markets, analyzes the important trends in international medicine and technology, and provides helpful projections of the opportunities for providers, vendors, agencies, and governments.
WALTER WIENERS is principal of Walter W. Wieners & Associates, a health care management consulting practice focused on Internet technology. Wieners has consulted abroad extensively and held senior-level positions with two of the major health care information technology consulting firms: First Consulting Group and Superior Consultant Company. He is a frequent speaker on health information technology and global health care markets.
"Health care executives need a practical 'how to' guide for understanding the impact of technology on global markets. This is just such a book." (Paul W. Nice, national director, eHealth, Alliances Oracle Corporation)
"This book is a comprehensive and informative guide to health policy and health systems throughout the world. It is an invaluable source for all those interested in the theory and practice of health care delivery and health policy, internationally." (Richard G. A. Feachem, director, Institute for Global Health and professor of International Health, University of California, San Francisco, and University of California, Berkeley)
"This book is a great storehouse of valuable information on health care systems around the world. I expect to refer to it often." (Alain Enthoven, Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University)