The Privatization of Healthcare in China: Lessons from Within and Without

3:30 - 7:00 PM, Monday, March 23, 2015 - AmCham China Conference Room

Healthcare reform in China remains a work in progress. The existing, government-run, largely one-payer system has proven inadequate in the face of a surging economy, rising patient needs and expectations, an aging population, and the lack of a universal health insurance system.

China’s nascent private healthcare system offers an alternative, if not a complete, solution to the country’s overall healthcare woes. Private healthcare offers patients more choice, greater access and better quality healthcare services – but at what cost, and to whom? Will private healthcare in China serve as a model of reform, or will it result in a two-tiered system – one for the haves, and another for the have-nots?

During this AmCham China Healthcare Forum and reception, healthcare experts from inside and outside China will offer their perspectives on these and related questions, such as:

-Are Chinese citizens becoming true consumers of healthcare? Is this a good or a bad thing?
-How will Chinese patients pay for privately provided healthcare?
-Is a viable, Chinese medical insurance industry a necessary precursor to a private healthcare sector?
-Are there lessons to be learned from outside China with respect to the privatization of healthcare?

Dr. Bernard Ferrari, Dean, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Roberta Lipson, CEO of United Family Healthcare, Beijing
Joyce Chang, Director JCI Asia Pacific
TBD, Public Hospital Executive

Moderator: Zhou Jun, Executive Director of US-China Healthcare Cooperation Program

AmCham China Conference Center No. 10 Jintongxi Road, The Office Park, Tower AB 6th Floor

3:30PM - Registration
4:00PM - Panel discussion
5:30PM - Cocktail Reception

Cardholding members advanced discounted online price: Free
Non-members: Free

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