Globalization of Healthcare

On May 1, 2010, in Globalization Uncategorized

The number of Americans traveling abroad for care is disputed, but “hardly anyone disputes that medical care, once a highly local business, is going global like never before,” writes Marla Dickerson in the LA Times. It deprived domestic medical providers of about $16 billion in 2007, according to consulting firm Deloitte, which predicts the number […]


On July 15, 2008, in Globalization

Future of the Hospital A co-founder of a comprehensive outpatient center in Michigan told Crain’s Detroit Business: “[Patients] can come here and get everything they need in an outpatient setting, with the exception of major surgeries.” As of 2008, Americans could also go to one of at least 179 stand-alone emergency departments owned by hospitals […]


On January 21, 2006, in Globalization

Automation is a crucial element of globalization, yet it is almost totally ignored by globalization analysts (including Tom Friedman in his book The Earth is Flat — an otherwise competent but corporatist analysis of globalization and its effects). Automation could halt the outsourcing of work to China and India but, unfortunately, it will do little […]