Business Models and Strategy


A bright future for Finnish providers

Positive results from three Finnish healthcare giants indicate the market is on an exciting trajectory. Janne-Olli Järvenpää, CEO of Mehiläinen, the largest of the three groups, explains the opportunities for both outsourcing and private-pay - and how independent operators can make the most of booming demand in what may be Europe's "most advanced healthcare market in terms of private-pay".

KPJ to focus on Malaysia and exit other markets

Listed Malaysian hospital group KPJ Healthcare is selling non-core assets it holds outside of Malaysia to focus on its Malaysian hospital segment. It has already fully exited Indonesia and plans to fully exit Australia within the next two years, and may also exit Bangladesh. It still has a hospital in Thailand which it has no plans to sell, as it is focused on medical tourism - a key part of the company's strategy going forward. The company reported strong results for 2023, with revenue up 19% and core net profit up 61%.

German hospital sector turmoil may ultimately benefit for-profits

For-profit hospital groups in Germany are not immune to the cost pressures which are causing many public hospitals to become insolvent. But the CEO of Germany’s fourth largest group, Ameos, tells us the restructuring of Germany’s hospital sector is necessary, and that for-profit groups may ultimately benefit by gaining greater market share.

Kry continues to build health network

Livi, the UK and French brand of Sweden-based digital health and primary care provider Kry, has extended its contract with insurer Vitality. The group’s COO explains why partnering is key to digital-first providers.

Interviews: CCO and Wellbeing Director at Riverstone

Resting somewhere at the intersection between hospitality and care sits the burgeoning niche of luxury retirement villages. HBI sits down with the wellbeing director and chief commercial officer at London-based independent living facility Riverstone to learn more about this budding market.

PureHealth continues investment streak

UAE-based healthcare group PureHealth has acquired of a 25% stake in Sheik Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC), continuing its streak of recent expansions.

HCA UK adopts Versius surgical robotic system in UK first

The rise of the robotic surgeon marches on. In a UK private sector first, hospital group HCA UK is adopting the Versius surgical robotic system. HBI speaks to an expert from UK-based consultancy Candesic to find out more.

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