Digital health is going to have a profound impact on every aspect of healthcare delivery. And for-profit hospital groups are generally adopting ehealth, telehealth and monitoring devices faster than their public sector counterparts, according to Arthur Kaindl, head of digital at Siemens Healthineers.
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Imagine you are a European health or social services minister. Your hospital beds are clogged with older patients, many of whom are going to end up in nursing homes beds. Both are expensive for the state. Meanwhile, there is a housing shortage with many over 65s still living in family houses.
March 9, 2018
Private equity is looking beyond the usual three to five year window of investment in healthcare, as the market creates longer-term opportunities.
March 9, 2018
Africa's brightest healthcare brains from the public, private and NGO sectors - and a lot of salesmen - flocked to London this week for Africa Healthcare Week, the largest healthcare event about the continent outside of the region. Healthcare Nova was there. Here are four of the things we learned from the two-day conference.
March 7, 2018
Arab Health took place last month in Dubai, with thousands of exhibitors looking to buy or sell everything from cutting edge high-end surgical equipment to mattresses. Here are some of the talking points we hear came out of the event.
March 5, 2018
France and the UK are proving tough for hospital operators with falling revenues and margins, Germany, the Nordics and Spain are better. But across Europe, revenue growth is low thanks to budget ceilings, insourcing and DRG cuts.
March 1, 2018
The clock is ticking for businesses to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on May 25. Healthcare Europa talks to Aetna International’s CIO Alan Payne to find out what the data handling regulations mean for healthcare insurers and operators, and the challenges on the path to compliance.ath to compliance.
February 28, 2018
The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the poorest countries in the world, 176th out of 187 countries according to the UN. It’s not an obvious first choice location to build a subscription-based healthcare service reliant on people paying privately. Even those who can pay something will not, in any great numbers, be able to pay much. So why do it?
February 26, 2018
Austria, a country with a highly complex federalised and socialist health care system, is about to see change under the new centre-right and far-right government. A powerful new health minister has close ties with the private sector.
February 20, 2018
America has the world's stupidest healthcare system, but it also has some very clever people. So should the healthcare services sector outside the USA pay any attention to the news that three corporate giants have ganged together to build their own healthcare for employees??