Here we present a recap of recent stories from GC Capital Ideas focusing on the healthcare industry and public sector responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Asia-Pacific region.
What Might China’s Recovery Look Like: As of mid-April, signs of recovery can be seen across China, with some schools re-opening, the manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) rebounding, and people once-again traveling. Much discussion focuses on the speed of China’s recovery, with three broad paths hypothesized: A “V-shaped” recovery, A “U-shaped” recovery or An “L-shaped” recovery.
COVID-19 Makes Digital Care the Norm in China: The global COVID-19 pandemic has hit healthcare hard, considering the immense pressure for the sector to build up capacity, to protect its workforce, to coordinate across public response and policy, and to assure and serve the populace in many stages of worry or disease. As the government urged or mandated populations to stay at home and as hospitals turned away patients for non-COVID-19 related ailments, digital health and telemedicine supplemented the strained delivery system.
COVID-19 – Responses & Implications to Healthcare in Asia: Of all the industries, COVID-19 hit healthcare first and hit it hard, both public and private across the globe. In this document, Guy Carpenter-affiliate Oliver Wyman summarizes the journey to date in Asia and how leaders have and continue to combat this epidemic.