Dubai: The Medical SectorMiddle EastAssociation, London, UKDecember 6 2012
Dubai: Medical Sector 1. Overview 2. The Challenges 3. The Opportunities
Dubai – A Global City•   Cultural and Business Centre of the Middle East•   Cosmopolitan population•   Major tourist desti...
Health Care GoalsWorld Class Medical Care for     Domestic PatientsCentre for Medical Tourism
Government Strategy   Implementation of Dubai Strategic Plan 2015      DHA and DHCC
DHA: Dubai Health Authority• Created 2007 replacing DOHMS• Strategic oversight of health sector in Dubai• Licenses hospita...
DHA: Dubai Strategic Plan 2015• Health Services -  Quality, Access, Integration• Public Health Promotion• Private Sector –...
DHA Facilities for Medical Care4 Hospitals: Rashid Hospital, Dubai Hospital, LatifaHospital,             Hatta Hospital10 ...
DHCC: Dubai Health Care City• Founded in 2002• 4.1 million square feet in centre of Dubai• 2 Hospitals, 100+ medical outpa...
Dubai: Drivers of Health Care Demand       1. Demographics       2. Economics       3. Medical Tourism
Demographics 1         Overview• Population recently exceeded 2 million  (Max population growth 1985-2005)• Population gro...
Demographics 2     Population 1968-2012•
Demographics 3       Segments• Emiratis: 17%• Expats: 83% (85% of this group are Asian)• Median age 27 years• 77% male (ex...
Demographics 4  Groups and Medical Needs         Different Demographic Groups,             Different Medical NeedsEmiratis...
Economics 1• Increased GDP:    GDP per capita projected at $58,000 by                    2015, 5.5% annual growth• Increas...
Economics 2• Government accounts for 70% of present health care  spending• Per capita spending on health in world top 20• ...
Economics 3                    HC Expenditure per Capita $ Qatar   UAEKuwaitBahrain                                       ...
Economics 4            Health Care Costs Rise 30-40%• Rising costs of Medical Equipment and New Technology• Complex and co...
Medical Tourism       Overview• Worldwide medical tourism industry worth $60 B• Aims to be major destination for medical t...
Medical Tourism        Dubai• 25 JCIA hospitals, clinics and programmes in      Dubai (almost 50% of UAE total)• Treatment...
Medical Tourism      DHCC  <<PatientsBeyond Borders Dubai      Healthcare City Edition>>Book authored by Josef Woodman and...
Medical TourismAmerican Hospital Dubai        No. 1 JCIA Hospital in the Gulf            8% of patients non UAE  40% of Jo...
Dubai: Medical Sector Headlines       Khaleej Times Dec 2, 2012:       Dubai Medical Sector to hit             $10.9 by 20...
Dubai: Medical Sector   The Challenges Regulatory , Operational
Challenges: Regulatory      Cost and Complexity of Regulation              Professionals and HospitalsMalpractice complain...
Challenges: Operational 1  Staff Attraction and Retention     Chronic shortage, high turnover 80% physicians and 90% nurse...
Challenges: Operational 2Quality and Standardisation of Services         Accreditation and Staff     Different accreditati...
Challenges: Operational 3     Poor Perceptions, Lack of Confidence                   YouGov Survey 201170% of residents an...
Challenges: Operational 4            Low Insurance Premiums            Strategy to attract high market share              ...
Dubai: Medical Sector    Opportunities
Opportunities 1: Specialised CentresSpecialist Hospitals and Clinics           CHRONIC DISEASE          LIFESTYLE DISEASES...
Opportunities 2:In Bound Medical Tourism     Medical Tourist Services         MINOR PLASTIC SURGERY        DENTAL AND ORAL...
Opportunities 3: Long Term CareLong Term Care for Disability              ELDERLY ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA        ...
Opportunities 4:  Home Care   AMBULATORY CAREFOR ELDERLY AND CHRONIC ILLNESSES  REDUCES COSTS OF HEALTHCARE
Opportunities 5:       PPP Private Public PartnershipTECHNOLOGY AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER   ACCESS TO SPECIALIST TREATMENTS
Opportunities 6:  Insurance  Health Care InsurancePOSSIBLE COMPULSORY INSURANCE?     Increasing Market Size Demand for Spe...
Opportunities 7:   RecruitmentHealth Care Staff Recruitment  High Staff Turnover and High Demand
Opportunities 8:  Alternative Medicine      Demand for Alternative        Therapies Increasing   60,000 patients in Dubai ...
Dubai: Business CultureGood Infrastructure, transport, hotels                 SafeEasiest place to do business in the Gulf
ChallengesDecision Making can be slow Sudden Changes of Plans     Regulatory Delays         Red Tape
SolutionsPersevere and Visit Often.........
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Medical (Health Care) Sector Dubai, UAE - Challenges and Opportunities. December 2012

  1. Dubai: The Medical SectorMiddle EastAssociation, London, UKDecember 6 2012
  2. Dubai: Medical Sector 1. Overview 2. The Challenges 3. The Opportunities
  3. Dubai – A Global City• Cultural and Business Centre of the Middle East• Cosmopolitan population• Major tourist destination (also medical tourists)
  4. Health Care GoalsWorld Class Medical Care for Domestic PatientsCentre for Medical Tourism
  5. Government Strategy Implementation of Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 DHA and DHCC
  6. DHA: Dubai Health Authority• Created 2007 replacing DOHMS• Strategic oversight of health sector in Dubai• Licenses hospitals and professionals
  7. DHA: Dubai Strategic Plan 2015• Health Services - Quality, Access, Integration• Public Health Promotion• Private Sector – enhanced engagement
  8. DHA Facilities for Medical Care4 Hospitals: Rashid Hospital, Dubai Hospital, LatifaHospital, Hatta Hospital10 Specialist Centres: Thalassaemia Centre etc14 Primary Care Centres: Throughout the city
  9. DHCC: Dubai Health Care City• Founded in 2002• 4.1 million square feet in centre of Dubai• 2 Hospitals, 100+ medical outpatients centres and laboratories• Employs 3000 licensed professionals
  10. Dubai: Drivers of Health Care Demand 1. Demographics 2. Economics 3. Medical Tourism
  11. Demographics 1 Overview• Population recently exceeded 2 million (Max population growth 1985-2005)• Population growth and ageing• Demographically delineated groups
  12. Demographics 2 Population 1968-2012•
  13. Demographics 3 Segments• Emiratis: 17%• Expats: 83% (85% of this group are Asian)• Median age 27 years• 77% male (expat workers living without family)
  14. Demographics 4 Groups and Medical Needs Different Demographic Groups, Different Medical NeedsEmiratis : Chronic Diseases, Lifestyle DiseasesBlue Collar Expat workers: Work related injuries, road traffic accidents
  15. Economics 1• Increased GDP: GDP per capita projected at $58,000 by 2015, 5.5% annual growth• Increased Government spending on health and social care (CAGR 5%)• Increased personal consumption of health care (part driven by insurance with low premiums)
  16. Economics 2• Government accounts for 70% of present health care spending• Per capita spending on health in world top 20• UAE 2nd highest spending in the GCC• Huge potential growth in health care sector (public and private)
  17. Economics 3 HC Expenditure per Capita $ Qatar UAEKuwaitBahrain HC Expenditure per Capita $ KSAOman 0 500 1000 1500 2000
  18. Economics 4 Health Care Costs Rise 30-40%• Rising costs of Medical Equipment and New Technology• Complex and costly Licensing Procedures• Low cost insurance drives over consumption of health care
  19. Medical Tourism Overview• Worldwide medical tourism industry worth $60 B• Aims to be major destination for medical tourism• Low Cost Treatments in Accredited Hospitals
  20. Medical Tourism Dubai• 25 JCIA hospitals, clinics and programmes in Dubai (almost 50% of UAE total)• Treatments 50% cheaper in Dubai than in the USA• 7.5 Million Annual Tourists to Dubai
  21. Medical Tourism DHCC <<PatientsBeyond Borders Dubai Healthcare City Edition>>Book authored by Josef Woodman and launched at Arabian Travel Market 2012
  22. Medical TourismAmerican Hospital Dubai No. 1 JCIA Hospital in the Gulf 8% of patients non UAE 40% of Joint Replacement Surgery non UAE Treats patients from more than 20 countries
  23. Dubai: Medical Sector Headlines Khaleej Times Dec 2, 2012: Dubai Medical Sector to hit $10.9 by 2013 Government and International Investment
  24. Dubai: Medical Sector The Challenges Regulatory , Operational
  25. Challenges: Regulatory Cost and Complexity of Regulation Professionals and HospitalsMalpractice complaints dealt with by Criminal Courts and Police
  26. Challenges: Operational 1 Staff Attraction and Retention Chronic shortage, high turnover 80% physicians and 90% nurses expatriateEmiratis not attracted to work in this sector.
  27. Challenges: Operational 2Quality and Standardisation of Services Accreditation and Staff Different accreditation systems Different Staff Training and Cultures
  28. Challenges: Operational 3 Poor Perceptions, Lack of Confidence YouGov Survey 201170% of residents and 57% of Emiratis would seek overseas treatment for serious illness OUTBOUND MEDICAL TOURISM
  29. Challenges: Operational 4 Low Insurance Premiums Strategy to attract high market share BUTLack of investment in advanced technology and treatments Over consumption of Out Patient services & Medications
  30. Dubai: Medical Sector Opportunities
  31. Opportunities 1: Specialised CentresSpecialist Hospitals and Clinics CHRONIC DISEASE LIFESTYLE DISEASES GENETIC DISORDERS TRAUMA ONCOLOGY
  32. Opportunities 2:In Bound Medical Tourism Medical Tourist Services MINOR PLASTIC SURGERY DENTAL AND ORAL SURGERY ONCOLOGY JOINT REPLACEMENT SURGERY
  33. Opportunities 3: Long Term CareLong Term Care for Disability ELDERLY ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE AND DEMENTIA REHABILITATION
  34. Opportunities 4: Home Care AMBULATORY CAREFOR ELDERLY AND CHRONIC ILLNESSES REDUCES COSTS OF HEALTHCARE
  35. Opportunities 5: PPP Private Public PartnershipTECHNOLOGY AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER ACCESS TO SPECIALIST TREATMENTS
  36. Opportunities 6: Insurance Health Care InsurancePOSSIBLE COMPULSORY INSURANCE? Increasing Market Size Demand for Specialist Treatments
  37. Opportunities 7: RecruitmentHealth Care Staff Recruitment High Staff Turnover and High Demand
  38. Opportunities 8: Alternative Medicine Demand for Alternative Therapies Increasing 60,000 patients in Dubai treated in 2011.ACUPUNCTURE, HOMEOPATHY, AYURVEDA, CHIN ESE MEDICINE
  39. Dubai: Business CultureGood Infrastructure, transport, hotels SafeEasiest place to do business in the Gulf
  40. ChallengesDecision Making can be slow Sudden Changes of Plans Regulatory Delays Red Tape
  41. SolutionsPersevere and Visit Often.........

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