Rivoli Group AG has already successfully invested in projects in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors. Due to this experience, we are familiar with the specific structures and requirements of the market. We appreciate the special dynamics of this sector, characterized by a high level of innovation. As in many cases, this shows that the greatest challenges of the 21st century also offer considerable opportunities.
In healthcare and pharmaceuticals, we support our clients with innovative strategies and solutions that are tailored to the specific needs of this market. The use of intelligent information technologies is an important success factor for the creation of innovative supply structures.
Strong key industry
With more than 0.5 million employees (2012) and projected annual sales of CHF 71.2 billion (2015), the health sector is the third-largest industry in Switzerland. However, this important future market is being confronted by rising competitive pressure. In addition, the ever-changing framework conditions are creating new demands for the service providers of this sector.
Increasing costs due to rise in life expectancy
The increasing financial burden on the healthcare system results, in particular, from the increasing life expectancy of mankind and age-related diseases. According to an estimate by the United Nations, the number of people over 60 years old will rise to two billion and thus triple. The rising treatment costs not only affect the health system, but also increasingly prompt patients to get treated abroad. The economic volume of medical tourism is estimated at USD 10 to 40 billion per year. The most popular destinations include India, Mexico, and Thailand.
Digitalization as opportunity
The experts at Rivoli Group AG see opportunities in digitalization and the resulting increasing networking, which can significantly facilitate communication between patient, family doctor, specialist, and hospital. Consequently, consultation hours via teleconference and diagnoses via video conferencing would be conceivable, which would also counteract the doctor deficit in rural regions. A further future trend, triggered by new health awareness of patients, is the supply of information on the Internet as well as through mobile health apps. Smartwatches or fitness bracelets are also being used more and more frequently.
Solving personal and financial tasks
Factors such as lack of doctors, increase in chronic diseases, lack of access to centres with highly specialized services, changes in the billing system, and increasingly sophisticated and complex medical technology lead to personnel and financial overload in almost all healthcare organisations.