Business Models and Strategy


Addiction treatment for the mass market

UK Addiction Treatment claims 97% occupancy within a week of opening its latest facility. But would you invest in a business run by addicts for addicts? Or whose majority investor, Global Group, has recently seen its founder, Greg Lindbergh, jailed for bribing a US official? We talk to UKAT CEO, Eytan Alexander. Seven years ago, […]

Diversification helps Grupo 5 grow despite COVID

Grupo 5 has carved out an unusual but successful niche for itself in Spain, balancing a mix of healthcare services (predominantly mental health and treatment for patients with brain injuries) with social emergency care for the homeless, children, and people with disability. CEO Guillermo Bell tells HBI it has proved to be a robust combination during the COVID crisis.

Interview: Stuart Quin, CEO, Medica Group

What is the outlook for the UK teleradiology sector, with the largest player Medica's elective volumes still less than half of pre-COVID levels? We talk to CEO Stuart Quin about the group's recent H1 results and its strategy around specialist reporting, AI solutions, diversification and internationalisation, the latter of which has shifted since we last spoke.

Interview: Jan Leister, executive director of digital health, Fresenius Helios

Fresenius Helios has a new incoming digital health executive, who after heading up the Fresenius Group's German rehab business for the past four years wants to disrupt the way it manages chronic disease by transforming it from a pure hospital operator into a digi-physical healthcare group. Leister tells HBI that he wants to sell its digital therapeutics solution Curalie right into emerging markets.

Swiss Medical Network: outpatient centre acquisition is not a referral stream

Switzerland's second-largest for-profit hospital group Swiss Medical Network (SMN) has acquired a primary and outpatient care centre in Bern, but the deal was  "not done to steer more patients to the group’s hospitals," a spokesperson tells us. We look at the primary care market in Switzerland and how SMN's approach to it differs from competitors.

Max India expands into new elderly care services

Max India, the conglomerate that recently sold a large stake in hospital chain Max Healthcare, has announced it will expand its elderly care business in India by moving into mid-market independent living, medicalised nursing homes and homecare.

Interview: James Thorburn, CEO, City & County Healthcare

The CEO of City & County Healthcare, the second-largest domiciliary care provider in the UK with 2019 revenue of £ 236m, tells HBI how the company is navigating the COVID-19 crisis and what prospects are now like for a sale.

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