Business Models and Strategy


Interview: Michal Tzuchman Katz, CEO and founder of Kahun

The possibilities of AI in medicine are seemingly boundless, with many talking about its labour saving potential. Yet concerns persist, particularly with Chat GPT, and its black box LLM (large language model) system which is designed to mimic conversation but is not always factually accurate nor able to spot signs of acuity. By their nature, black box systems also cannot explain the conclusions they reach.

Optimo acquires Abbeycare

UK Homecare group Optimo Care is acquiring specialist supported-living provider Abbeycare, the deal marking the group’s eighth acquisition in the last year. HBI speaks to Ben Hales, Optimo’s group project director to find out more about its run of M&A in what, for most, has been a quiet year.

Fresenius to sell Curalie after De Meo’s discreet departure

Fresenius’ digital health subsidiary Curalie is reportedly up for sale, as the conglomerate’s CEO continues to win over investors, streamline the group, and replace management. Meanwhile HBI hears former Helios CEO Francesco De Meo may be unhappy with the circumstances of his departure - and could seek legal advice.

Post Covid regulations in Spain could lead to care home closures

New regulations designed to protect an aging Spanish population post-Covid could see older, outdated care homes forced to close. HBI speaks to Alberto Fernandez, CEO of Madrid-based REIT Healthcare Activos to find out more about the risks and opportunities this presents.

Helios CEO Francesco De Meo leaves with little fanfare

Fresenius Helios has a new CEO. Germany’s largest hospital group by revenue and subsidiary of Germany-based conglomerate Fresenius announced the news in a press release which ignores outgoing Francesco De Meo’s significant and longstanding contribution to the group.

Interview: Walter Shekman, CEO, Dobrobut

Against the backdrop of the Russia-Ukraine war, HBI speaks to the CEO of the Ukrainian hospital group Dobrobut, Walter Shekman, to understand the day-to-day challenges it is facing, and how the private sector can assist the sector.

Donte Group expansion could be prelude to sale

Spain’s largest dentistry provider Donte Group plans to have 420 clinics by the end of the year, possibly indicating its owners are looking to offload the group soon.

Ramsay Sime Darby sale shortlist – Santé might be next

The sale of Malaysia and Indonesia-based hospital group Ramsay Sime Darby marches on, with a shortlist of candidates reportedly jostling for the $1.5bn purchase. Reports suggest French hospital group Ramsay Santé is next.

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