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DomusVi: Insurers need to see the value in homecare

Europe's third-largest nursing home operator by revenue, DomusVi, claims its homecare business saves 35% on hospitalisation costs for private Spanish insurers. So why do they still need convincing to pay for homecare services? We speak to the director of DomusVi Healthcare, David Fernández.

Medical staff spending vs hospitalisation rates

This week we plot medical staff spending in France against total hospitalisation rates and explore how the numbers paint a picture of national sectors. What treatments cost businesses and payors the most in staff resources? Where are inpatient admissions the highest?

Does Value Health have a future?

Value health is the revolutionary idea pioneered by Harvard guru Michael Porter. He had the temerity to suggest providers should be rewarded for quality, rather than activity and that the patient should be viewed and consulted as customers. Invented in the early noughties, it hit a high water mark 7-8 years ago when Obamacare was rolled out incorporating the concept. Then it felt like an inexorable river.

UK specialist care home to expand across South East

Private equity investor Ignite Growth (IG) has bought two specialist care homes in South East England with plans to expand its services across the region. We speak to IG partner Forbes Stuart about the deal.

Amazon makes further inroads into healthcare

Amazon, the e-commerce giant that takes $4 of every $10 spent online in the US, this month bought PillPack, a pharmaceutical delivery service that cuts out the brick-and-mortar pharmacy. Shares in traditional drug stores chains fell off a cliff-edge, Walgreen Boots Alliance by 10% and CVS Pharmacy by 8%. Today, it's pharma. But tomorrow..? Healthcare Nova speaks to a tech-savvy operator who sees the e-commerce giant soon venturing into health insurance, AI and data-storage.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2017: Remote patient monitoring and telehealth that massively cuts costs

A combination of remote patient monitoring and telehealth for patients with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, COPD, Hypertension and Cardiovascular conditions that demonstrates a 46.5pc drop in costs compared with traditional Primary Care services, 32 % fewer hospital admissions, 42% fewer doctors appointments and 59% less time spent with home nurses.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2018: Measuring fat and muscle more accurately with MRI scans

The medical community relies on the notoriously inaccurate Body Mass Index (BMI) measurement when it comes to measuring body fat. AMRA has developed a way of producing 3D-volumetric fat and muscle measurements using a single six-minute MRI scan which is far more accurate. This will enable doctors to better identify at risk patients such as those with high fat levels in the abdomen – visceral fat. Elderly patients with muscle loss and increased fat, a debilitating condition known as sarcopenia, can also be identified. AMRA has introduced a new paradigm where rapid, 6-minute whole body MRI scans are analysed to produce precise, three – dimensional volumetric fat and muscle measurements. This standardized, automated method eliminates reader variability and reduces processing costs. AMRA also researches the relationships between fat, muscle and the development of disease, with the aim to become the new global standard in body composition. AMRA’s aim is also to support the precise tracking of treatment effects, the identification of who should participate in clinical trials, and the understanding of those who are at risk of developing disease.

FREE BLOG The new Chinese e-health revolution

An e-health revolution is taking place in China. The communist party has thrown its weight behind online healthcare services - and is legislating accordingly. Telehealth operators are queuing up to both to capitalise and throw capital at this new opportunity to enter the vast Chinese markets.

Proactivity, political awareness and pro bono – the keys to PPP success in frontier markets

PPP success requires an awareness of the three Ps in frontier markets: Proactivity, political awareness, and pro bono work. That's according to American Hospital, the first healthcare services provider in Albania to introduce public-private partnerships to the country. Healthcare Europa sat in on HBI 2018's roundtable discussion on the subject to find out more.

HCG plans to roll out personalised cancer treatment across India

India’s largest cancer centre chain, Healthcare Global Enterprises (HCG), plans to roll out personalised oncology treatment across the country by 2020, founder Dr Ajaikumar tells Healthcare Nova. “When I was an oncology resident (house officer), everybody was treated the same way, but now 48% of cancer treatments are different because of the field of genomics. […]

FREE BLOG Care Delivery: Building integrated care for patients with many co-morbidities

The term integrated care can sometimes feel like an over-used buzzword.  So it can help to think about what it means for the very patients who are most often failed by existing fragmented systems of care. For Jonathan Darer that means those with complex co-morbidities and how they are treated across the medical system from acute to their homes. Here we to talk to Dr.Darer, Medical Director, Siemens Healthineers and former chief innovation officer at Geisinger to explore why and what integrated care for such patients should look like and how to best deliver it. Few healthcare systems in the world are yet capable of delivering a continuity of care experience that is needed for these complex patients.

Care Delivery: Building integrated care for patients with many co-morbidities

The term integrated care can sometimes feel like an over-used buzzword.  So it can help to think about what it means for the very patients who are most often failed by existing fragmented systems of care. For Jonathan Darer that means those with complex co-morbidities and how they are treated across the medical system from acute to their homes. Here we to talk to Dr.Darer, Medical Director, Siemens Healthineers and former chief innovation officer at Geisinger to explore why and what integrated care for such patients should look like and how to best deliver it. Few healthcare systems in the world are yet capable of delivering a continuity of care experience that is needed for these complex patients.

Forget wearables – implantables will change healthcare forever

Wearable technology is cutting edge today – but it’s nothing compared to the revolution that implantable technology will soon bring to the marketplace. That could see big medtech companies reconfiguring healthcare services and delivering many of them directly.

Forget wearables – implantables will change healthcare forever

Wearable technology is cutting edge today - but it's nothing compared to the revolution that implantable technology will soon bring to the marketplace. That could see big medtech companies reconfiguring healthcare services and delivering many of them directly.

Ribera Salud appoints ex-UK healthcare minister Alan Milburn

Ribera Salud, the Spanish hospital management company which is majority owned by US giant Centene Corporation has appointed Alan Milburn, a former Labour Minister of Health to its board. What does this tell us about its plans for the UK? 

Are you ready for GDPR?

The clock is ticking for businesses to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, which comes into force on May 25. Healthcare Europa talks to Aetna International's CIO Alan Payne to find out what the data handling regulations mean for healthcare insurers and operators, and the challenges on the path to compliance.

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