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Public health doctors protest conditions in Mexico

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24-Jun-16 A strike is happening in more than 80 cities in Mexico, with the community health sector seeking to voice the trouble spots of their profession. The Universal Health System, announced in 2013, proposes that the healthcare systems serving government and private employees exchange resources for common diseases. Doctors argue this measure does not account for differences in hospitals and clinics from different affiliations. [image: hipertextual.com]

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Healthcare link urged in China

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23-Jun-16 Internet firms, medical hardware makers and medical service providers should collaborate to provide an integrated service for patients and stakeholders in healthcare. Li Tiantian, founder of Hangzhou-based healthcare service group Dingxiangyuan, said mobile healthcare should be better promoted in community healthcare service centers to connect other players in the industry. [image: SCMP]

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China targets ‘excessive’ prescriptions and tests

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22-Jun-16 Public hospitals in China are facing tougher scrutiny over prescriptions and tests as Beijing tries to find ways to cut costs and keep spending growth below 10%. A directive by the NHFPC aimed at controlling spending calls on its provincial and municipal branches to convey budget goals to public hospitals and establish a system for overseeing health care expenses. [image: South China Morning Post]

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