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FREE Falck set to sell off LATAM business and more, claim sources

Sources close to Falck, the international ambulance, fire service, homecare and healthcare group, say it is talking to interested parties about selling off parts of the business. But, as we hear a big deal is on the cards, what is it likely to sell – and for what kinds of multiples?

FREE The four things we learnt at this year’s Global Health Insurance Conference

There's a crisis in healthcare insurance in which traditional players face being squeezed out by large tech-savvy players entering the market and cozying up to providers. But there are also opportunities for insurers willing to embrace change quickly. Healthcare Nova was at the 9th Global Health Insurance Conference in Amsterdam at the end of last month talking to delegates to find out more. These are the four key things we took away.

FREE Old and obese: Health insurers must adapt or die

“Fat, 65-year-old gentlemen who don’t realise they have a huge problem.” That was one speaker’s description of insurers at last week's Global Health Insurance Conference in Amsterdam. Worryingly, most of the delegates agreed they had a problem. 

FREE “We can meet the needs of the baby boom generation with today’s medical capacity”

That is a very bold statement indeed. But Prof Richard Boucherie at the Centre for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research (CHOIR) of the University of Twente in the Netherlands, reckons it is true. For the past 15 years CHOIR has been helping Dutch hospitals, labs and homecare groups to increase their efficiency through mathematical modelling […]

FREE Pan-European dentistry is here, but at what price?

The first truly pan-European dentistry giant with clinics in around ten countries could soon be a reality after years of gradual bottom-up consolidation. A huge fragmented market remains to be conquered – but operators and investors tell us that prices are coming unstuck from reality.

FREE European procession into Latam continues

European operators' interest in Latam continues apace, with French nursing behemoth Orpea announcing two joint ventures that will see 2,000 nursing home beds built in Brazil. With Belgian-based Senior Assist making a foray into Chilean healthcare, how viable is Latam expansion for the Europeans?

FREE Private universities – the future of doctor and nurse education?

Can you make a successful business training doctors and nurses in private institutions – and charging for the privilege? Who will be the largest trainers, globally, in the coming years? As far as degree courses are concerned, it’s likely to be a private university network. A network like Laureate, perhaps, the US-based higher education network […]