Controlling the Rising Cost of Healthcare Through Digital Advancements

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Controlling the Rising Cost of Healthcare Through Digital Advancements

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One of the key healthcare challenges of the 21st century is the need to control costs against the backdrop of an ageing population and new advances in medicine. It’s clear that new technologies and digital advancements hold much potential in helping address this challenge while also improving overall health outcomes.

Big data could be the key to analysing and preventing the spread of epidemics; wearables and smartphone Apps are opening up new possibilities for preventative intervention; while telemedicine and virtual care services are already improving the efficiency of patient care management. No doubt the coming years will see new technologies bring new advancements we have not yet even dreamt of.

Now more than ever, business leaders across the health value chain, including health providers, insurers and medical manufacturers need to work together to ensure we can effectively harness these new technologies to bring down the cost of healthcare in the long term.

Join the Healthcare Committee for a thought-provoking discussion and there will be an open Q&A session to encourage everyone to share their views.


About the speakers

Dr Michael Etter is an international health care expert with 15 years experience in Medical Affairs (Medical Devices & Pharmaceuticals) and Health Care Services Management. With particular expertise in Asia Pacific including the management of large scale private health care provider structures in more than 10 countries, Dr Michael Etter has 10 years of clinical experience with board certification in general surgery, emergency medicine and medical quality management. 




Rob McIntyre is the Asia Pacific General Manager for Now Health International, a leading provider of International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) solutions for Global Expatriates, High-Net-Worth individuals and Companies. Coming from both a sales and technical background, Rob has extensive experience working in the international health insurance market in both Europe and Asia. 




About the moderator

Andrew Tjaardstra in an experienced financial journalist who has been editor of several magazines including covering UK insurance at Professional Broking (now part of Insurance Age) and Custody Risk where he covered the international banking sector. He now works at Infopro Digital's Hong Kong office as Asia editor of Insurance Post and chairs the Claims Club Asia-Pacific.




Please note that Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club - shirts must be worn by men, and jeans and sports shoes are not permitted.

Member $ 400.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 470.00 HKD
  • Reservations in advance are required. Please consider your booking confirmed unless notified otherwise.
  • Business Attire is required by the Hong Kong Club. No jeans or sports shoes.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing 24 hours prior to the event. No shows will be charged.
  • This event is closed to the media.
  • The event will be cancelled if the No.8 Typhoon signal or the Black Rain Storm warning is in force.
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  • Please make cheques payable to: "The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong" & send it to Room 1201 Emperor Group Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong

Controlling the Rising Cost of Healthcare Through Digital Advancements

Wed, April 11, 2018
08:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Dr Michael Etter, Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs, Fresenius Medical Care Asia-Pacific, and Chief Medical Officer, Fresenius Medical Care Asia-Pacific


Rob McIntyre, General Manager Asia Pacific, Now Health International


Moderated by Andrew Tjaardstra, Freelance Journalist

Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central. Hosted by Andrew Seaton
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