Top Doctors raises $13m to boost growth

Top Doctors, the third biggest doctor-booking platform in private healthcare after EU-based Doctolib and global player DocPlanner, has raised $13m to improve its digital tools and grow in key sectors. HBI chats with Alberto E. Porciani, CEO of Top Doctors to find out more.

Elderly care post-Covid: HBI Big Picture Seminar

How has Covid affected the elderly care sector across EMEA? To find out, HBI-365, the new global digital platform, brought together a panel of three: Fredrik Gren, CEO and president, Ambea, a sophisticated and large Pan-Scandinavian care group, Alexei Sidnev, CEO, Senior Group, the largest player in a big emerging market, Russia and Pierre-Emanuel Bercegeay, CEO, Ouihelp, a VC-backed, digital-savvy domiciliary homecare start-up in France. The seminar was followed by the first meeting of our HBI-365 elderly community with a useful roundtable on workforce.

From homecare to hotels

In Argentina a domiciliary homecare group has taken over three hotels to offer accommodation to Covid-symptomatic patients. What does this say about the wider links between hotels and care homes in Emerging Markets?

Bridgepoint “exploring” €2bn sale/IPO of Diaverum

As first reported by HBI, dialysis group Diaverum looks certain to be sold by Bridgepoint. Reuters now suggests that Diaverum is "exploring" and "testing the appetite" for a €2bn sale of the global dialysis group Diaverum. We go through potential buyers.

Interview: Dimitris Moulavasilis, CEO, Diaverum 

Will international dialysis group Diaverum IPO or sell? We catch up with its new CEO, the former boss of international imaging group Affidea. Rarely have we met such an enthusiastic leader. That may be just as well. Many wonder whether Diaverum, which has been owned by private equity house Bridgepoint since 2007, can ever be sexed up enough to attract a top price. If anyone can achieve this, it is Moulavasilis. 

Opportunities in LATAM

Panellists on the LatAm panel at HBI 2019 see good opportunities in the region thanks to booming demand, particularly as demographics shift from rural to urban bases, and with the growth of the chronic and elderly care markets. Increasing use of digital health tools and better data, plus the growth of the consumer market are also seen as positive factors for the market.

How to innovate homecare commissioning and recruitment

Two key challenges in homecare emerged at HBI 2019's panel on homecare models, chaired by LEK Consulting. How do we innovate commissioning to improve patient engagement and independence? And how do we tackle the biggest issue yet, staff recruitment and retainment? Argentinian medicalised homecare company PalCare and the UK arm of domiciliary care franchise Home Instead shared their views.

Palcare expands to Ecuador

Argentinian medicalised homecare provider Palcare has expanded to Ecuador and is exploring four other Latam markets. 

Selling whole genome sequencing to consumers

Javier Echevarria, CEO, Europe and LatAm of Veritas International (VI) has one of the most interesting challenges in marketing - how do you persuade wealthy consumers to spend around $2,000 on predictive whole genome sequencing (WGS)?  He has a broad canvas - his remit is to sell across LatAm, UAE, Europe and Japan.

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