The promise is that genetic testing coupled to other forms of diagnostics and artificial intelligence will create 4P medicine - a new form of healthcare which is predictive, personalised, preventative, and participative.
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Talks of an explosion in private sector opportunities in developing the Saudi health sector abound and are getting active attention from Houston to New Delhi.
December 12, 2017
A major investor recently told us that he wouldn't have done any of the recent big deals in the health care services sector in Europe.
December 5, 2017
You wait years for a big Nigerian lab deal and then two come along at once! Lab giants SYNLAB and IDH both made moves in the market this week. Does this represent a new dawn for the country’s developing health system?
December 1, 2017
Healthcare Europa chats to Adam Pike, co-founder and CEO of UK-based platform SuperCarers, which brings the sharing economy to non-medicalised homecare. Is he doing to homecare what Uber did for personal transportation?
November 28, 2017
The UN has commissioned a report to look at the role that private healthcare should play in delivery. It is likely to be favourable to more involvement in programmes which spend many billions.
November 22, 2017
The outpatient sector in Europe, long fragmented into millions of providers, is the new frontier for consolidation. And no market is bigger than Germany where medical offices accounted for €51.5bn of expenditure in 2016 and statutory insurers spent €13.7bn alone on dentistry. Many investors and entrepreneurs have the sector in their sights.
November 20, 2017
What does President Trump’s Mexican wall plan mean for medical travel across the border? Some Mexican hospital groups have already reported a fall in US patients, but opinion is split on what the long-term effect will be. We talk to operators in the region to find out more. Last month Donald Trump looked at prototype […]
November 16, 2017
Pan-European lab giant Unilabs has acquired Telemedicine Clinic (TMC), the Barcelona-based teleradiology group. Healthcare Europa speaks to Unilabs COO Michiel Boehmer and TMC CEO Alexander Böhmcker – will we see more deals?
November 14, 2017
Indian health insurer Max Bupa Health is launching pioneering technology based around "Healthcare ATMs" which can assess a potential customer's health, and then sell them insurance on the spot. Healthcare Nova speaks to a healthcare operator who already uses these ATMs for health assessment, one who decided not to, and a group that manufactures them - and also looks at how they can be used to sell insurance.