Interviews

Interview, Kirsty Bashforth, Chief business officer, Diaverum

Chronic Kidney Disease is a continuing to rise, further impacted by COVID and the wider economic burden. We discuss how digitalisation, improving health literacy and a more holistic approach could make a difference to the outlook in this sector with Kirsty Bashforth, chief business officer, Diaverum, ahead of her How to Build a Brand workshop at HBI 2022. 

Interview: Ulla Näpänkangas, CEO, Coronaria Eye Health Finland

HBI catches up with Ulla Näpänkangas, CEO at Finland's Coronaria Eye Health ahead of her appearance at HBI 2022 and hears how innovation in ophthalmology is as much about patient pathways and business models as it is about the tech.

Interview Nick West, Chief Medical Officer, Global Medical Affairs, Abbott Vascular 

Patients, particularly in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, have a very different view of how well their treatment went than the physicians who treat them and health care leaders who oversee healthcare delivery. Patients are frustrated from the earliest stages of their care journey, including symptom recognition and definitive disease diagnosis. We talk to Dr. Nick West, the Chief Medical Officer, Global Medical Affairs for Abbott’s Vascular business about the results from Beyond Intervention - a multi-year global research initiative that uncovers the differing perspectives of the patient, the physician, and the healthcare leader.

Interview: Zeinab Ardeshir, CEO, PillSorted

Zeinab Ardeshir has worked in pharmacy for 17 years in multiple countries, but although she has generally enjoyed this experience, she found that a lot of her time was spent on mundane repetitive tasks which seemed like a waste for someone with her medical knowledge.

New women only consultancy Nuada breaking the mould in Turkey

Two pioneering women entrepreneurs are looking to break the mould in the male dominated Turkish healthcare market, with a women-only consultancy team. HBI talks to them about how they are challenging stereotypes.

Interview, Sneh Khemka, SimplyHealth

HBI speaks with Sneh Khemka, HBI 2022 panellist and CEO of UK-based cash plan group Simplyhealth, to hear why he thinks it is time for groups like his to step out of the shadows.

Interview: Stéphane Pichon, founding managing partner, Your Care Consult

HBI catches up with Stéphane Pichon, founding managing partner, Your Care Consult, and chair of the Investing in Healthcare Property session at HBI 2022 on June 21, to find out how the healthcare property market fared last year, and prospects for the future.

Interview: Katya Zubareva, Partner, L.E.K.

HBI catches up with Katya Zubareva, partner at L.E.K. Consulting, ahead of her appearance on the fertility panel at HBI 2022. In a wide-ranging conversation, she tells us that despite workforce being a consistent challenge to the healthcare services sector, there are some big opportunities.

Interview: Giuseppe Recchi, CEO, Affidea

In light of multinational diagnostic imaging provider Affidea's recent acquisition of Brust Zentrum, a Zurich-based breast cancer care provider, we speak to CEO Giuseppe Recchi about the company's vision to create a pan-European polydiagnostic outpatient platform.

Cybersecurity double interview: Trevor Dearing (Illumio) and Ed Williams (Trustwave)

The number of ransomware attacks targeting the healthcare sector is increasing exponentially. Multiple recent surveys have found that it is now one of the most targeted sectors of the economy, with as many as one in three of the world’s healthcare organisations being targeted in 2020. This poses a major threat not just to healthcare organisations' finances but also lives. We speak to two cybersecurity experts to find out what healthcare operators can do to protect themselves and their patients.

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