HealthcareEuropa: Spotlight

Report: Teleconsultation – the future of healthcare?

In the United States, teleconsultation reached sales of $100m in 2015 and is expected to hit 1m online visits this year. In Europe, things are moving much slowly. Regulations are not yet in place in most countries, payors have enormous reservations and... [+]

News

Abbott Diagnostics launches global consultancy business

Abbott continues the medtech/pharma charge into services by launching its consultancy arm, AlinIQ a suite of subscription-based professional services, tools and informatics solutions. . We talk to Lisa Rose, Divisional Vice President, Global Marketing at Abbott's diagnostics business. [+]

Insight & Interviews

Interview: João Seabra, President Siemens Healthcare Western Europe & Western Africa

Big medtech is increasingly taking an interest in providing services. We talk to João about precisely how and where Siemens wants to engage more. Could it go as far as providing medical services? [+]

Reports

So what really happened at Bupa?

After four years, in which he transformed Bupa with a £1.8bn M&A drive, the company announced that CEO Stuart Fletcher is to leave after failing to meet expectations. His departure follows 2015 results which saw a fall of pre-tax profits of 39% to £347m. Where does that leave his plans to build an international brand with strengths in services as well as insurance? What really went wrong? With 2015 sales of £9.8bn, Bupa still has heft. Outside the USA, it remains one of the two largest international private medical insurers, the largest international dentistry player, one of the largest care home groups and, probably, the largest player in outpatient care – certainly the only one with scale in four continents. [+]
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Thyrocare to IPO

India’s fourth largest lab group, Thyrocare, will list in Mumbai on April 27. It hopes to raise INR 480 crore (US$ 72.2m) with shares priced at 420-446 rupees. Mauritian private equity group CX Partners will sell 90% of its holding and the rest is from the firm’s promoters. [+]

Insight & Interviews

Interview: João Seabra, President Siemens Healthcare Western Europe & Western Africa

Big medtech is increasingly taking an interest in providing services. We talk to João about precisely how and where Siemens wants to engage more. Could it go as far as providing medical services? [+]

Reports

Rating and booking sites: Threats or Friends?

There are growing signs that a new generation of rating and booking websites will change the face of outpatient care in many Emerging Markets. New players, sometimes backed by hundreds of millions of dollars, are investing in telehealth platforms that promise instant access to patients, partnering with pharmacies and making access to healthcare easier for patients. Some are active in dozens of countries. Here we talk to the major players about their strategies and how they see the market. [+]
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