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FREE When’s the digital health revolution going to arrive?

There is no shortage of innovation in healthcare and much of it is digital. The app store and its equivalents are awash with health apps and wearables have well and truly taken off. But there still few established eHealth/digital health players. Why?

FREE Ten more things we learned from HBI 2017

Technical change could dramatically de-skill in the next five years Change is coming faster than you think. Computer added diagnosis of images could be 3-5 years off, rather than a decade away. Already machines can interpret many images more reliably than radiologists, according to several operators. In dentistry, new imaging techniques mean that the siting […]

FREE So what did we learn at HBI 2017?

The biggest "Aha!" from Healthcare Business International 2017 was the impact that digital patient platforms are going to have on consolidation. We got 570 delegates from over 50 countries to the event in London which makes it the largest global conference for the private health care sector, with combined operator revenue of nearly $100bn.

FREE Reinventing the lab sector

In our current environment, the Diagnostics industry is faced with increasing challenges that have an impact on how we operate (business models) and how we generate profit. Western European markets have seen caps on test volumes or decreases in reimbursement tariffs; Emerging Markets have partially enjoyed an increase in wealth but struggled in defining sustainable funding systems, many of which remain based on out-of-pocket payments.

FREE The Americans are coming… and they have algorithms

Moves are afoot in the US to confirm the legal status of wellness programmes that ask employees to disclose medical information as voluntary. That means employers are entitled to ask employees that refuse to participate in programmes, which can involve disclosing disabilities, family medical history and perhaps even genetic information, to contribute up to 30% more than their discounted colleagues, towards their insurance cover.

FREE Ambea IPO points the many to many more

Big nursing home and elderly care group Ambea plans to IPO on the NASDAQ Stockholm. Expect other big Nordic operators to follow suit. But what is their long-term future?

FREE HR: an international market and an international headache

The ability to staff a healthcare provider is perhaps the prime determinant of its success. But recruiting, retaining and training doctors, nurses and support staff has never been harder. Nurses, in particular, are slipping out of health systems like water through a sieve. And their desperate employers are resorting to desperate, perhaps even illegal, measures to staff their wards.