Interviews

Interview: Lars Dahle, founder, Dignio

Having spent the last 10 years of his life building a multi-million revenue company, Dignio founder Lars Dahle has found the last week since he stepped down as CEO rather quiet. HBI catches up with him in reflective mood, as he chats about how he built the business up, and how he really feels about leaving his company's future in others' hands.

Interview: Paresh Patel, CEO, OCL Vision

HBI chats with Paresh Patel, the new CEO of UK-based OCL Vision and former MD of UK, Czechia and Poland-based ophthalmology platform Optegra, about his new role, and the ophthalmology market in general.

Interview: Dr. Charles Armitage, CEO and founder, Florence

Dr. Charles Armitage used to be a surgeon. Working for the NHS in various parts of the country he experienced first-hand the severe workforce issues the health sector faces. Six years ago he started a digital health company called Florence with co-founder Dan Blake to help solve the problem.

Interview: Frederic Llordachs, CEO, and Carmen Pauline Rios Benton, COO, Doctomatic

HBI catches up with co-founders Frederic Llordachs, CEO, and Carmen Pauline Rios Benton, COO, of new chronic disease monitoring group Doctomatic, a remote patient monitoring solution for chronic conditions like diabetes, hypertension, COPD and heart failure, which uses AI to help detect problems at an early stage.

Interview: Julien Samson, CEO, Groupe Maisons de Famille

Julien Samson, recently appointed CEO of the European care homes group Groupe Maisons de Famille, has some creative ideas on how to manage the business. In the face of industry-wide criticism and concern following hard-hitting headlines about rivals Orpea and Korian, he still believes the industry can find ways to cope with the persistent pandemic, the energy crisis and inflationary recession.

Interview: Stephanie Martlew, CEO, Psyomics

HBI speaks to Stephanie Martlew, CEO of digital mental health company Psyomics, about its Censeo platform, a digital triage tool which helps mental health professionals make better decisions.

Interview: Erick Galinkin, Principal AI Researcher, Rapid7

Ransomware attacks on health care providers have grown exponentially in recent years, with data indicating it is now one of the most targeted industries. HBI speaks to Erick Galinkin, security and AI researcher at Rapid7, a US-based cybersecurity firm, about the new trend of ‘double extortion attacks’ in which attackers threaten to leak sensitive patient data, and what operators can do to protect themselves.

Interview—Peter Karli head of Heal Partners, Budapest, Hungary

Peter Karli, the urbane owner and MD of Central and Eastern European-focussed M&A advisory firm Heal Partners KFT, expects “explosive growth in Hungary’s dynamic for-profit healthcare market". HBI chats to him to find out more.

Interview: Peter Fish, CEO, Mendelian

HBI chats with Peter Fish, CEO of Mendelian, a company which combines patient medical records with the most-up-to date academic data on risk factors, using big data to uncover the patterns that doctors are missing and find the undiagnosed sufferers of rare diseases.

Interview: Arjan Toor, CEO, Cigna Europe

HBI chats with Arjan Toor, CEO of Cigna Europe, about innovation in the insurance market against a backdrop of the pandemic, and a growing crisis in mental health.

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