FREE BLOG COVID reshapes the sector

Here are three recent quotes which would have been unbelievable in January. "We realise now that we can manage with half the 140 consulting rooms we had planned" Henrik Schødts, deputy CEO, Nordsjællands Hospital.  "We have seen telehealth rise 500%" Arjan Toor, CEO, Cigna Europe.  "We are doing 80% of our emergency consultations by telehealth," Dr Peter Thomas, director of digital innovation and consultant paediatric ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. 

FREE BLOG Is M&A back in business?

COVID has clearly had a chilling impact on healthcare services M&A over the last few months. Some deals have fallen through. Some M&A-focused teams have seen their numbers paired. Some deals are simply on hold. As we emerge from lockdown, however, HBI hears there are positive signs of returning to business as normal.

FREE BLOG Looking for easy wins post acquisition

How you add value to a business – especially post acquisition – is a hotly debated topic and is even more to the fore in these hopefully soon-to-be post-COVID times. But are there easy wins? Panellists at HBI's latest Big Picture debate on Wednesday thought so.

FREE BLOG If integrated managed care systems are so great, why aren’t they everywhere?

CVC might be about to create a major integrated managed care system in Greece. Its target is the insurer Ethniki, and should it succeed HBI understands it would become the dominant player in Greek healthcare services, with competitors potentially frantically scrambling to merge and acquire to make up lost ground. So why hasn't this happened more in Europe?

FREE BLOG Too big to fail?

Can a business ever be too big to fail? It’s a phrase which we often hear on the newsdesk. Sometimes, an operator deals with so many patients and is fundamentally so interwoven into the fabric of a country’s healthcare system that it seems integral to it.

FREE BLOG Does anyone know what this ‘New Normal’ looks like?

Many healthcare providers are still at the forefront of the battle against coronavirus, and for them the thought of 'business as usual' is unthinkable. But in some geographies, whether because the pandemic has already wrought its worst, or because careful and early preparation minimised its effect, some healthcare practices are beginning to get to grips with the 'new normal' and opening their doors to non-emergency patients for the first time in many weeks.

FREE BLOG “First, do no harm”: Why patients don’t want to go to hospital

Florence Nightingale said "the very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm". The hospital sector is yet to convince patients that they will not be infected with coronavirus in their facilities. For that reason, outpatient is normalising faster - HBI hears back to 90% demand in some sectors - and hospitals face a more challenging future.

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