China's largest digital health platform Ping An Good Doctor is reportedly losing its CEO, COO, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Product Officer and Company Secretary. Is it trying to shift the platform into a more profitable B2B strategy?
The Induction Switch app is used by the majority of hospital doctors in the UK but its owner has only very recently started generating revenue a year after launching on the AIM. That's despite a userbase stretching South Africa, Australia and the USA. Its CEO, an entrepreneur who has founded no less than three health tech companies, talks to HBI about how it plans to turn free-using customers into revenue-generating customers.
Spain has passed a law enabling regional governments to seize control of private facilities. Portugal has passed a similar law. Meanwhile, HM Hospitales, the second largest group faces a backlash after suggesting now would be a good time for its staff to go on holiday.
Is NMC Health a sinking ship, or might it still be saved? HBI speaks to a UAE-based operator to find out how the under-fire group might keep its head above water, the difficult steps it must take to stay afloat, and who conceivably might step in to bail it out.
Fortis-owned Indian lab chain SRL says that after the last two years of "stagnant expansion" it has started to open more blood collection points in a shift to the B2C segment. The company remains tight-lipped about the ongoing minority sale process.
Trading in the shares of scandal-hit NMC Health, the UAE’s largest for-profit healthcare provider, has been suspended. The move follows hot on the heels of the removal of the CEO, and the discovery of unauthorised off-balance sheet financing.
The for-profit Nordic care sector has faced intensified scrutiny after scandals erupted at Finnish Esperi and Attendo last year. A look at the share prices of listed companies Ambea, Attendo and Humana gives some indication of the effect of this, where newly elected governments in the last few years have created environments more or less favourable to the private sector.