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

Inefficient Greek public hospitals: A price worth paying for political stability?

Despite severe cuts in the healthcare budget, many inefficient Greek public hospitals are remaining open and receiving funding -due to an unwillingness to lay off staff. That’s according to several private groups. [+]

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

eHealth – changing the role of the insurer – and nudging the insured to get healthy

The health insurance industry faces revolutionary change. eHealth is moving healthcare down the acuity curve, personalising treatment and bringing a new generation of wellness treatments online through mHealth apps. This, in turn, creates data, data that insurers are eager to get their hands on. They increasingly are, by creating their own bespoke apps or partnering with aggregators or popular wellness apps. But, adapting their business models to the data-driven economy, is moving insurers from a passive to an active role in people’s health, and raising tensions with consumer interests. [+]
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News

Indian hospital group with focus on semi-urban areas looking for new investors

Cygnus Hospitals, which runs a chain of low-budget “superspeciality” hospitals in Northern India, is looking for investment to expand. [+]

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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