PF Authorities targeting Healthcare Establishments

The Employees Provident Fund Organisation has recently in a cirucular dated 1st August 2014 has proposed to increasea the limit of Coverage for PF from the existing Rs.6500/- Limit to Rs.15000/-. The circular has notified the area enforcement officers to list out visible establishments like Hospitals, Diagnostic Centres, Maternity Centres, Hotels, Restaurants, Schools, Workshops, Showrooms of Branded Companies etc., and submit a report to the Regional Provident Fund Commissioners.

In view of the notification, Companies operating in these domains have to be ready and carry out preparatory activities to bring employees under above mentioned ceiling to be covered under Provident Fund.

For More Details download the Notification Here – PF Notification

New medical township in Kerala beckons foreign health tourists

This was posted by Economic Times here.

medical township comprising nine superspeciality hospitals – offering the latest state-of-the-art technology to treat a host of diseases including cancer – is coming up inKochi with an eye to promote Kerala as a top medical health tourism destination.

Aster Medcity, which is being built on what was a hugegarbage dumpyard, is to start functioning by March 2014.D.M. Healthcare, a big name in healthcare in Gulf countries, is building the complex on 38 acres of land at Cheranallur in Kochi.

Rising Above the Competition by Reengineering the Patient Experience

The continuing influence of consumerism in healthcare coupled with the escalating focus on outcomes has produced at least one constant in the ever-evolving healthcare market: increased competition. In fact, in just about any community served by more than one healthcare provider, competition for patients is at an all-time high.
But at a time when performance, if not survival, is based on how well an organization can contain costs, how do you differentiate yourself from the competition, yet do so in a fiscally responsible way that drives down healthcare costs?