Private Medicine in Central America

The increase in the use of medical policies and a greater culture of prevention explains the 15% increase in the demand for private hospitals in the region expected for this year.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Despite the economic difficulties faced by each country in the region, demand in this sector has not diminished, as 60% ​​of service users have private medical insurance. This underlies "... a growing culture of providing for medical emergencies and ensuring the health of families."

Jorge Cortés, president of the Association of Private Hospitals of Central America and Panama, told that "... growth in demand for services in the private sector hospitals will be ip to 15% at the end of the year ... This growth will continue because health is a priority service for the population. "

"... El Salvador and Guatemala have the lower prices if you compare them to Panama. But this is a superficial difference because the costs of private health care in Central America are difficult to compare, taking into account the purchasing power and economy of each country."

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Health and Consumer Transformation

January 2020

The saturation of the public platforms, combined with a greater awareness of preventive health, explains the better disposition that consumers are showing to pay for private services and health insurance.

Businessmen in Costa Rica say they are working on reengineering their medical service companies, because with the new trends and demands of consumers, they must focus on diversifying their services and products.

Precision Medicine - Chronic Disease Assessment

November 2017

RRHealth and Redbridge Announce Strategic Partnership to Launch Integrated Solution to Support Wellness Initiative Focused on Early Detection of Specific Chronic Diseases.

Form the press release by RR Health:

Napa, California (November 18, 2017) – RRHealth announces their partnership with Redbridge to commercialize its Precision Medicine CDA (Chronic Disease Assessment) Solution in a strategic move that enables primary care doctors to accurately assess chronic disease risks that affect their patients. With this healthcare solution in place, Redbridge is now positioned to offer complete wellness solutions to their customers. “Our solution will give healthcare providers in the network a tool to assess up to 41 chronic diseases and understand the composition of the risk,” said Verny Moya, Vice President, Strategic Sales at Redbridge. “This will enable the physician and the patient to focus better on those higher risks.”

Guatemala's private hospitals go state-of-the-art

May 2008

Guatemala's private hospitals are acquiring state-of-the-art machinery, including nuclear medicine equipment that can detect the evolution of epilepsy.

Engineers were working this week on the installation of a new magnetic resonance machine in the Centro Médico hospital. The machine permits simultaneous examination of the head, neck, thorax and abdomen, explained César Paiz, head of the readiology department.

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