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Falck set to sell off part of its business, claim sources

Sources close to Falck, the international ambulance, fire service, homecare and healthcare group, say it is talking to interested parties about selling off parts of the business. But, as we hear a big deal is on the cards,  what is it likely to sell – and for what kinds of multiples? [+]

Insight & Interviews

“We can meet the needs of the baby boom generation with today’s medical capacity”

That is a very bold statement indeed. But Prof Richard Boucherie at the Centre for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research (CHOIR) of the University of Twente in the Netherlands, reckons it is true. For the past 15 years CHOIR has been helping Dutch hospitals, labs and homecare groups to increase their efficiency through mathematical modelling using operations research methods including queueing theory, optimisation and computer simulation. We interview him on how such an approach can make massive efficiency gains. [+]

Reports

Real solutions for retention and recruitment

Recruitment, retention and training are now the primary challenges for the healthcare services industry. The obvious solution to keeping staff - paying more – is no longer working. Private operators around the world are now fishing in a global market that's short of 15m healthcare workers. So what practical solutions are operators putting into force and what really works? We talk to 25 operators from across the world. [+]
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Falck takes over LATAM’s leading ambulance and homecare group

Despite strong rumours that it was set to sell off its LATAM business, Falck, the international ambulance, fire service, healthcare and roadside assistance group, has done the opposite – acquiring the remaining 36.9% of shares in Grupo EMI and taking full ownership of Colombia’s leading provider of ambulance services and homecare. [+]

Insight & Interviews

Interview: Pramod Balakrishnan, CEO, Emirates Hospital Group

Healthcare Nova speaks to the CEO of Emirates Hospital Group (EHG), whose company recently signed a deal to have their healthcare facilities managed by NMC. Could a merger-acquisition be on the horizon? [+]

Reports

Pee pee peeing into the wind: Ending the muddled, wasteful and distracting PPP agenda

This week a group of global health experts and policy makers gathered in London to work out the optimal role of the private sector in global health security and came up with the wrong answer. [+]
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