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Going Global: The Internationalization of the Healthcare Industry

The healthcare industry around the world is changing as U.S.-based health systems increasingly explore international operations and foreign investors make strategic investments in U.S. healthcare. Going Global: The Internationalization of the Healthcare Industry will explore these developments and the opportunities and pitfalls they create, including:

  • The State of the Market – Explaining the current state of the healthcare industry from U.S. and international perspectives: What factors attract U.S.-based health systems to invest in foreign activities, which areas of the U.S. healthcare industry currently attract international investment, and which segments international investors now avoid (and why).
  • Foreign Ownership Restrictions – Exploring proven structures to deal with foreign ownership restrictions (with a focus on the Middle East) and issues to consider when choosing a local partner.
  • Due Diligence – Reviewing standard questions that should be explored prior to entering a new market (e.g., localization requirements, payment systems, quality control issues, etc).
  • Matching Mission to the Market – Identifying factors that U.S.-based nonprofit health systems should consider when exploring opportunities for international activities and structures for these activities.
  • New Horizons for Investment – Considering untapped opportunities for investment in healthcare, such as emerging artificial intelligence technology, digital health resources, consumer-facing healthcare, innovation with academic medical centers, and real estate.
  • Lessons Learned – Understanding potential issues from the U.S. and international perspectives that international activities may present.


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Event Details

Date: June 20, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm (ET)

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Please register soon. You do not have to be a client to attend, and there is no charge.