Business Models and Strategy


How Affidea is driving 10% MRI scan growth

European imaging provider Affidea sees 10% volume growth on MRI scans where it has deployed a programme to track how and when machines are used with proprietary software. Senior VP regional COO Zisis Sotiriou talks to HBI about how it has optimised clinical protocols, identified efficiency savings and gained an extra €2m revenue a year.

Is ‘no jab no job’ policy creating a UK care home staffing crisis?

Reports abound of a looming crisis in recruitment and retention in the UK care home sector when the government’s no jab no job policy comes into force in November. HBI catches up with market expert Clare Connell, founder and CEO of Connell Consulting Limited, who sees a slightly different picture.

Promedica24 continues expansion – sale ‘on the table’

Pan-European homecare group Promedica24 tells HBI that long-term investor ForeVest is considering an exit in the next 1-2 years. Tomasz Brzeziński, CEO and CFO, says that the group has plans to move into Switzerland and Austria as well as diversify its revenue sources in Germany. Brzeziński is one of 100 speakers at HBI 2021, Sept 20-22, the global CEO-level event focused on for-profit healthcare.

Terveystalo finds growth in preventive services

Terveystalo, the largest healthcare group in Finland by revenue, has acquired Siverpersoona Oy which offers speech therapy and speech impairment services. In 2020 Sivupersoona’s revenue was approximately €3.5m.

Apollo’s $3.2bn pharmacy arm selling stake after spin off

Apollo Hospitals, India's largest hospital group by revenue, has spun off its pharmacy and digital business into a new subsidiary and appointed banks to sell a 15-20% stake. Amazon was considering a $100m stake in the division at the end of last year as India's online pharmacy sector continues to see a glut of investment with rival PharmEasy also targeting a $9bn IPO.

One in ten of India’s medical tourists are Afghans

Ongoing unrest in Afghanistan is cutting off medical tourism to Indian hospitals, where the cohort makes up 11% of international patients. Indian hospitals have previously done good business treating middle-class Afghans.

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