Striking a Healthy Balance
Hong Kong tops Bloomberg’s global healthcare rankings, but behind the accolade the chasm between the public and private sector still exists. Recently the Hong Kong government launched the Voluntary Health Insurance Scheme (VHIS) on 1 April 2019 to kick-start innovative collaborations between key players, such as hospitals, clinics and insurers. The initiative is designed to enhance the quality and certainty of insurance protection, with the ultimate goal of rebuilding public confidence in private healthcare services. In the latest issue of our "Britain in Hong Kong" magazine, Dirk Schraven, CEO of Gleneagles Hospital Hong Kong, shared his views on how Gleneagles is working toward a forward-looking and collaborative approach to healthcare provision.