Bupa has renewed its partnership with Healthscope, a national private hospital operation and healthcare provider, for three years.
The partnership aims to improve patient experience by modernising patient care. The renewed contract will see the establishment of a Joint Steering Committee comprising clinicians and senior leaders from Bupa and Healthscope.
The committee will expand offerings for Bupa members on new medical models of care and develop and launch new initiatives to improve the overall system's efficiency.
Healthscope CEO Greg Horan said the partnership will help Bupa members receive excellent patient care while easing their financial concerns.
“This is a truly collaborative partnership that recognises the rising costs facing private hospitals and also sees both parties committed to delivering innovative new care options,” Horan said. “With sustainable funding embedded in the partnership, we will be able to jointly invest in enhancing overall experience for Bupa members during their healthcare journey in our hospitals.”
Bupa Health Insurance managing director Chris Carrol said the agreement will limit out-of-pocket costs for patients and members.
“Going to hospital can be a daunting and stressful time for people, so we're thrilled our members can have peace of mind knowing they'll be covered at Healthscope hospitals,” Carroll said. “Our partnership with Healthscope is a great example of hospitals and private health insurers working together to explore new initiatives while ensuring greater choice of care and keeping healthcare affordable.
“This agreement recognises the changing clinical needs of our members and being part of a contemporary healthcare system.”
Bupa also recently launched a program to provide funding and expertise to sustainable start-ups in various regions.