Building big health care service businesses is not easy. These are complex, regulated organisations that encompass professions which have their own credos and approaches.
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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.
March 17, 2017
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?
March 14, 2017
We’ve been bowled over by the quality and volume of entries we had this year for our Healthcare Business Model Innovation Awards, being held in association with the global healthcare practice of KPMG.
March 6, 2017
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.
February 24, 2017
The world needs to train more surgeons in the next decade than have ever lived according to Dutch serial entrepreneur Jaap Maljers. So it is perhaps not surprising that investors are starting to see training in, and of itself, as a profit centre. This is particularly true in emerging markets, especially those whose medical skills […]
February 21, 2017
To grow in the UK hospital sector, you need the scale and resilience to build your sales with the NHS.
February 17, 2017
With 4,000 stands, Arab Health is enormous. Unlike most medtech shows, hospital groups take stands and we were able to go around 40 at the show. So what did it tell us?
February 10, 2017
In the past two months, SYNLAB, Cerba, Alliance Medical and LifeBrain, four major diagnostic service providers, have strengthened their presence in Italy through the acquisitions of small laboratory/imaging networks. But what is so attractive about Italy?
February 8, 2017
The fate of French laboratory network Cerba is finally determined – as owners PAI Partners agree to sell the group to private equity firm Partners Group and pension fund PSP. So what will happen to Cerba now that it changes hands?