HealthcareEuropa: Spotlight

eHealth: towards paperless healthcare systems

“eHealth is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it,” was how one attendee at eHealth in Amsterdam used Dan Ariely’s famous take on big data,... [+]

News

Medlife buys Bucharest operator

Romania’s largest private healthcare provider Medlife has just completed yet another acquisition. The group bought a 90% stake in Panduri Medical Centre, which runs two labs and two clinics in Bucharest. We speak to one consultant about its strategy. [+]

Insight & Interviews

Interview: Fernando Echevarne Santamaria, managing director, Echevarne laboratories

Faced with falling prices and limited expansion opportunities, Spain’s largest independent lab group Echevarne laboratories is trying to find new ways to grow. We speak to Fernando Echevarne Santamaria, managing director of Echevarne Laboratories, on whether the group's strategy to vertically integrate is paying off. [+]

Reports

Greek private hospitals: between Scylla and Charybdis

During the peak of the tensions on Greece’s potential exit of the euro in the summer of 2015, private operators told Healthcare Europa of their difficulties to stay afloat in light of a 40% claw-back. Meanwhile, there were reports people could not afford to pay upfront costs and that hospitals were running dangerously low on the supply of basic medical equipment. So has anything changed? [+]
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Indian hospital group in talks for $75m investment

Private Equity firm KKR is talking with Mumbai-based Radiant Life Care about investing Rs 500 crore ($75m). Healthcare Nova understands that Radiant would use the funds to expand facilities, and refinance existing debt raised in Singapore. [+]

Insight & Interviews

Interview: Mark Adams, CEO of Anglo Arabian Heathcare, on how changes in UAE will create winners – and losers

The healthcare system in the UAE is unusual. Around 85 to 90% of the workforce is from overseas, there’s a fragmented payor market and too many hospitals and clinics chasing too few patients. Something has to change, and as it does, there are going to be winners and losers. Mark Adams, founder and CEO of UAE-based integrated healthcare provider Anglo Arabian Heathcare, shared his views with Healthcare Nova. [+]

Reports

Latam countries thriving despite recession

Despite, or perhaps because of the recession, prospects for private healthcare services in Latin America are good. The financial crisis in public healthcare is forcing governments to rethink attitudes to the private sector and to open up the sector to external investors. And new, innovative models are emerging. In this 6,000 word report we give a detailed analysis of the six main markets – Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Colombia, and over the next few days we'll be profiling those major players, country by country. [+]
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