Blog of the week

 

FREE BLOG Ever decreasing primary care circles

In many countries, getting to see a GP is no easy feat. In a British Social Attitudes survey in 2020, around 51% of people agreed that "it was hard to get an appointment with a GP".

FREE BLOG The monitoring revolution is happening now

Perhaps the most striking conversation we had at the EIT Health conference in Stockholm this week was with Hans Danneels at Belgian startup Byteflies which sells digital monitoring solutions for Covid, coronary and epilepsy that enable patients to stay at home.

FREE BLOG A new threat emerges as Covid recedes

At the start of the year as people increasingly learned to live with the threat of Covid, there was a general feeling of optimism. Deals were being done. Travel resumed. It was business as usual - with some pent-up demand to boot. But with medical costs rising, a new row is brewing that could derail all this good will.

FREE BLOG Who owns your medical data?

Who owns your medical data? Are you happy for researchers and policy makers to have access to your records, and content they have been sufficiently redacted so as to render you anonymous? And is that even the point – it is still your data after all, isn’t it?

FREE BLOG These aren’t green shoots of recovery. This is a tree

If anyone was looking for green shoots of recovery in the healthcare services M&A, they wouldn't have had to look very far this week. Deals for European imaging and cancer treatment provider Affidea and fast-growing German and Swiss ophthalmology group Sanoptis, together with a multi-billion euro bid for Australia-based multinational hospital giant Ramsay Health Care are set to give the sector a real boost.

FREE BLOG Fight or flight?

When faced with a life threatening situation, a boost of adrenalin surges through the body and triggers a fight or flight reflex. Recently, we’ve observed a similar situation where companies have been hitting the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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