Each year the Almedalen week in Visby, Sweden, gathers thousands of people interested in political and social issues. It has become a venue where politicians and representatives from different kinds of organizations can meet in an informal setting. During the 2012 Almedalen week, 1 800 events were held, a number that is expected to increase to over 2000 this year. This morning Region Skåne arranged a seminar called “Healthcare export for growth” where Sahlgrenska I.C:s CEO Marika Qvist participated.
Click here to watch the seminar which was held in Swedish.
Regarding Swedish specialist competence within medical care and education, Qvist said:
– The international demand is higher than what we are able to provide the market with. We need to increase the level of collaboration within Sweden and create a national strategy for healthcare export in order to make the most out of the available capacity that we do have. It is necessary if we want access to great healthcare in Sweden in the future as well.
Along side Marika Qvist in this discussion, was: Mikael Rosén, CEO of Skåne Care Stefan Larsson, Senior Partner & Managing Director of Boston Consulting Group Jan Thesleff, Sweden’s ambassador in Libya and Tunisia Michael Sandin, Region Skåne, representing the Moderate Party (m).