Industry Focus: Healthcare Services

Overview

In 2012, the global healthcare market spent $2 trillion for out of pocket expenses. A healthcare service firm can engage this market with planning and market intelligence. To be successful, a healthcare services company will need a unique product to the target market with a high degree of market share / experience in the United States.

About Us

The Healthcare Team of the U.S. Commercial Service is dedicated to enhancing the global competitiveness of the U.S. health industry, expanding its market access, and increasing exports. It accomplishes this through a variety of resources and services for U.S. companies such as Webinars, Gold Key and Platinum Key Services. The team comprised of trade specialists from throughout the U.S. and from U.S. Embassies around the world provides market intelligence, trade counseling, business matchmaking, regulations and customs navigation.

Market Intelligence

Be the first to know about market developments that affect your overseas business with international market insight from our in-country healthcare specialists located in the US Embassies.

TRADE MISSION

Healthcare Technology & Hospital Information Services Trade Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration (ITA), with support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and organizers of the Saudi-American Healthcare Forum (SAHF) is organizing a Healthcare Technology & Hospital Information Services Trade Mission to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait from April 23 – 28, 2016. The mission will enable U.S. companies to learn first-hand about the healthcare markets and business opportunities in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, access and network with government decision makers and key private-sector industry contacts, especially potential partners, and participate in the Saudi-American Healthcare Forum. U.S. companies and organizations with expertise in education and healthcare training services, hospital operation and management services, and eHealth and health information systems are encouraged to register their interest in participating in this mission.

  • When: April 23-28, 2016
  • Where: Riyadh & Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Application deadline: February 12, 2015.
  • Cost: $3,740 for small firms or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), $4,470 for large companies, and $750 for each additional representative.
  • To Register: https://emenuapps.ita.doc.gov/ePublic/TM/6R0U

For more information, contact:  LeeAnne Haworth, 412-644-2816, LeeAnne.Haworth@trade.gov or visit: http://export.gov/pennsylvania/pittsburgh/middleeasttrademission/index.asp

The table below provides basic market statistics for a few countries with high private insurance expenditures and high out of pocket expenditures.

 

Country (2012)

Public Facilities

Private Facilities

Public Beds Available

Private Beds Available

ALOS (Public) in days

ALOS (Private) in days

Private Insurance Subscribers

Private Insurance $M

Out of Pocket Expenditure $M

Australia

753

592

56,582

28,351

5.8

5.3

13,000,000

11,339

26,054

Brazil

1,953

4,347

145,500

339,500

4.2

3.5

47,000,000

45,430

64,960

Chile

211

173

20,889

17,127

7.0

7.0

3,200,000

3,712

6,195

China

13,540

8,440

5,120,970

633,000

11.9

8.6

94,800,000

13,668

152,975

India

6,085

163

577,000

978,000

Not Avail.

Not Avail.

33,500,000

2,387

43,687

Korea

200

3,098

31,200

483,288

12.0

8.3

29,000,000

4,907

30,695

Spain

348

411

63,684

75,213

8.7

7.6

8,400,000

7,067

26,282

South Africa

399

350

111,263

37,671

4.2

4.4

8,200,000

14,267

2,425

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