News

Rhoen plans campus hospitals

Rhoen Klinikum is to get an extra €50m a year for 2017 and annually hereafter to at least 2021 from the state of Hesse for its research and teaching work at Giessen and Marburg, the only privatised University hospital in Germany. CEO Stefan Hlzzinger's new strategy is to persuade outpatient specialists to move their offices to Rhoen outpatient units to create more referrals in its specialist hospitals. But 2017 saw an adjusted GAAP EBITDA margin of only 6.2%, likely to be less than half the level achieved by bigger rivals such as Helios and Sana. [+]

Insight & Interviews

Interview: Dr Bruno Gridelli, Senior Vice President, UPMC International

How do you build an international business delivering high-quality specialist care working with governments, public payors, regions and for-profit operators? UPMC, the big US academic medical centre, has done just this in four very different countries: Italy, Ireland, Kazakhstan and China. We talk to Dr Gridelli about the business model and challenges. [+]

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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VPS Healthcare – sixth emerging market hospital group to IPO in London

GCC and Indian health care group VPS Healthcare has appointed advisors to prepare an IPO on the London Stock Exchange, following in the footsteps of rival NMC Health. We talk to an analyst covering the sector and look at the five emerging market hospital groups already listed there, who together have a combined market capitalisation of over £9bn (€10.2bn). [+]

Insight & Interviews

Interview: The Angolan market, Dan Schönfeld, former head of investments, Vital Capital

Angola isn’t the first African country that springs into the minds of private equity groups looking to invest in healthcare. But according to Dan Schönfeld, the former head of finance at Vital Capital Fund who helped to set up and run Luanda Medica Centre (LMC), they shouldn't rule it out. He tells Healthcare Nova why. [+]

Reports

Traditional Chinese medicine flourishes at home – but could prove a tough export

The Chinese government is promoting traditional Chinese medicine globally, and is authorising payments from insurers for certain treatments. Despite that support, it still faces an uphill battle abroad. Healthcare Nova speaks to a market source. [+]
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