The income recorded in 2011 by hospitals which are members of the National Association of Private Hospitals (ANAHP) reached R $ 9.4 billion.
The data is provided by Hospital Integrado (Sinha) and is included in the 4th Edition of the ANAHP Observatory, which started during the Hospitalar 2012 fair. The publication presents an exhaustive analysis of the economics and finances, operational management, staff and quality of associated hospitals as well as an analysis of the complementary healthcare system. The main source of income for hospitals came from private healthcare operators which represent around $8.9 billion or 94.4% of the total. “As well as the financial results, it is important to bear in mind that healthcare professionals are showing that ensuring quality of service can result in sustainable long term growth. In this context, we note the growing number of hospitals which sought certifications affirming the quality of care provided,” said Francisco Balestrin, Presdident of the ANAHP council. Institutions associated with ANAHP have, for example, received over 50% of the international qualifications awarded to hospitals in Brazil and 21% of national qualifications. “These figures show a commitment to quality on the part of our associates, reinforcing the leadership of the ANAHP, whose aims include an emphasis on continuous improvement in the quality of service, and an affirmation of the Brazilian culture of treasuring good health,” he stated. ANAHP is made up of 45 of the largest and most important hospitals in the country, both profit and non-profit, spread out across 11 states and Distrito Federal, which offer the highest possible standards in quality and the best medical practice. Among the entry criteria for the Association, institutions must have accreditation from the National Accreditation Organization (ONA III), the Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation from Canada or the National Accreditation Commission for Integrated Medical Care Organizations (NIAHO).
The GS1 DataMatrix Code prevents errors in the administration of medicines and ensures traceability and safe delivery
The GS1 Brazil Automatization Association was one of the exhibitors at Hospitalar 2012 – the 19th International Product, Equipment and Technology Fair for Hospitals, Laboratories, Pharmacies and Clinics which was held between the 22nd and 25th of May at Expo Centro Norte.
GS1 Brazil was notable for solutions which improve patient safety, including the GS1 DataMatrix Code, a two-dimensional code identification technology. The GS1 DataMatrix Code is a tool that facilitates the reception, management and separation of medicines in both pharmacies and hospitals. Using the patient’s electronic prescription, the pharmacist will use a two-dimensional code reader to interpret information encrypted by the producer’s code, containing information about the dosage to be administered to patients. In order to guarantee the patient’s safety, the hospital can systematically verify whether the medication provided is the one prescribed to the patient. According to Ana Paula Maniero, a Business Solutions Consultant at GS1 Brazil, “the GS1 DataMatrix Code is the most trustworthy means for patients and healthcare professionals with regard to traceability and safety.” “It is very important to take part in GS1 Brazil because it is one of the biggest events in the country’s industry, in which we will exchange information with professionals and offer benefits for the supply chain with the adoption of international standards,” the executive added.
GS1 Brazil expects a large number of visitors to come to their stand which highlights the importance of regulations and standards in the supply chain, their link to patient safety and shares its knowledge of the best international practice. In Brazil, four of the most important hospitals in the country have already invested in guaranteeing patient safety in medication administration. The Albert Einstein, Maternidade Santa Joana, Oswaldo Cruz and Moinhos de Vento (RS) hospitals are GS1 partners for the adoption of standards. The use of global standards results in advantages such as traceability, reduction of margins of error and guarantees safety as well as optimizing resources and reducing the loss of materials.
The 10th International Healthcare Product, Equipment and Service Fair, ExpoMedical 2012, will be held from the 26th to the 28th of September at the Centro Costa Salguero in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It will be held in association with the 11th Hospital Training Event.
As part of its international promotion campaign, ExpoMEDICAL had its own stand at the HOSPITALAR exposition held between the 24th and 27th of May 2011 in the City of Sao Paulo.
Maximiliano Labora (an ExpoMEDICAL director), Katherine Shibata (External Market Manager for HOSPITALAR), and Francisco Labora (an ExpoMEDICAL director) were the hosts at the brightly lit stand where they held meetings with Latin American distributors who were very interested in the Argentinian market.
All the visitors were given invitations to the next ExpoMEDICAL where they will be able to find new brands to present in their respective countries. “For ten years, ExpoMEDICAL has been the most eagerly awaited gathering in the Spanish speaking healthcare sector,” Maximiliano Labora said to Ehealth Reporter Latin America.
A UK healthcare company leading the way in the rapidly growing telehealth market is set to launch its pioneering products to the South American market.
Docobo, a UK medical device and eHealth company that supplies telehealth solutions to enable community care and improve the quality of life of patients, launched its doc@HOME® telehealth clinical infrastructure and its CAREPORTAL®and HealthHUB® devices at this year’s Hospitalar fair (22-25 May) in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
According to some research, unit shipments of telehealth equipment worldwide are expected to total $990 million by 2015, and by 2020, could top $6 billion, with North and South America expected to contribute more than 30 percent of the total.
Operating in a market that is one of the fastest growing in the healthcare sector, Docobo’s directors are hoping to form a number of commercial partnerships with new customers and distributors and manufacturers from Brazil, South America and the wider region over the course of the fair.
GE Healthcare introduced its end-to-end hospital solutions at the Hospital Fair & Forum (Feira & Fórum Hospitalar), from May 22 to 25, in São Paulo. At the event the company displayed a connected hospital system, separated by wards, such as the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Operating Room, Cardiac Centre, Home Care solutions, and Neonatal and Childbirth, all equipped with high technology solutions.
Focusing on connectivity and the global strategy healthymagination, whose premise is to increase access to high-tech solutions in order to contribute to an increasingly early and accurate diagnosis for more people at reduced costs, the company showed how it has developed solutions for the Brazilian market, with offerings designed to meet specific needs.
Integrating systems, GE Healthcare presented information technology solutions that offer increased productivity and facility in work flows. The solutions include RIS-I, the easily integrated radiology information system, which manages the flow of information sent to the departments of radiology and nuclear medicine, and PACS IW, an online solution that allows the storage, visualization, distribution and printing of images anywhere, plus unlimited numbers of users and print on demand, reducing costs.