Business Models and Strategy


Interview, Philippe Salah, CEO Dental Monitoring

Philippe Salah tells HBI he likes to keep a low profile. His success with remote dental care group DentalMonitoring, which reached elusive $1bn unicorn status at the end of last year, is making that increasingly difficult. HBI chats to him to find out more about his business model, and his vision of the dental clinic of the future.

Rutherford Health to go into liquidation

The for-profit oncology group which holds roughly half the UK's proton beam capacity and has invested over £240m in capex is to go into liquidation, thanks to the pandemic and NHS indifference. In the UK just 1% of acute cancer patients get proton compared to 10% in Europe and 20% in the USA. What is likely to happen next?

Interview Nick West, Chief Medical Officer, Global Medical Affairs, Abbott Vascular 

Patients, particularly in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, have a very different view of how well their treatment went than the physicians who treat them and health care leaders who oversee healthcare delivery. Patients are frustrated from the earliest stages of their care journey, including symptom recognition and definitive disease diagnosis. We talk to Dr. Nick West, the Chief Medical Officer, Global Medical Affairs for Abbott’s Vascular business about the results from Beyond Intervention - a multi-year global research initiative that uncovers the differing perspectives of the patient, the physician, and the healthcare leader.

Kry laying off 10% of its staff

Stockholm-based digital health player Kry is laying off 10% of its 1,000-strong workforce to reassure its investors and its partners in trying times for the market.

Interview, Sneh Khemka, SimplyHealth

HBI speaks with Sneh Khemka, HBI 2022 panellist and CEO of UK-based cash plan group Simplyhealth, to hear why he thinks it is time for groups like his to step out of the shadows.

Exponential revenue growth fails to restore investor confidence in Babylon and Teladoc

Babylon and Teladoc, two of the world’s largest telehealth providers, have grown exponentially over the past few years, with Teladoc doubling its revenue and Babylon quadrupling its revenue in 2021. Q1 results show a continuation of this trend. Yet both group’s share prices have fallen around 90% over the past two years. We explore whether the market is right to be betting against these two expanding giants.

Two new rival hospitals open in central London

This week UK healthcare charity Nuffield Trust opened a hospital in its first central London site, located within the grounds of Barts Health NHS Trust’s St Bartholomew’s Hospital site, while Cleveland Clinic last week opened a large facility in Grosvenor Place, also in central London.

Diaverum launches holiday booking platform

Global renal care provider Diaverum is launching a digital platform for holiday dialysis booking. HBI speaks with Bruno Pamplona Polizio, director of global communications at Diaverum, to learn more.

Dutch government looks to pull funding from nursing homes

Dutch elderly care is seeing a very definite government-backed shift away from nursing homes and towards care at home, with increasing reluctance for the public purse to pay for the 'hotel' component of care. HBI speaks to advisor Rune Aresvik from Vardetun, who has just completed a detailed review of the sector, to find out if this is a problem or an opportunity

Elsan’s digital approach to primary care  

Paris-based hospital group Elsan says it will open two “highly digitised” primary care facilities by the end of the year in cooperation with Livi, the developer of the e-health platform owned by the Swedish startup Kry. HBI speaks with Thierry Chiche, CEO at Elsan and Jonathan Ardouin, Managing Director at Livi France, to learn more. 

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