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Interview: Jaakko Olkkonen, Wellmo: The future of insurance – Preventative health services and wearables

Savvy insurers - big players like Generali, Germany's second largest primary insurance group, and Vitality in the UK, are moving into preventative health services – suggesting there's money to be saved here. Experts seem to agree within five years, wearable... [+]

Medica to float as teleradiology booms

Investec is to handle the IPO of Medica Group, a UK-based teleradiology company with sales of £30m in 2016 and a network of around 250 radiologists, say reliable sources.

Healthcare largest segment for Air Liquide in Europe

Global industrial gas company Air Liquide saw its healthcare segment grow by 11.2% to €3.1bn globally in 2016. Healthcare is now its largest business in Europe surpassing industrial gas for the first time.

MD Medical Group expands across Russia

MD Medical Group, the Russian hospital chain rooted in Moscow with the treatment of women and children at its core, is planning to expand substantially. Healthcare Europa caught up with CEO Dr Mark Kurtser at the London Stock Exchange during part of his charm offensive, ahead of an early morning briefing to investors. Shares in MD Medical have doubled in value since June 2016, to £10.65 - so what is Kurtser doing right, and what is he planning next?

Attendo steady but outsourcing drops

With nearly 10% operating margin, Sweden’s largest elderly care services provider Attendo reports a good 2016 performance and sees its shareholders’ dividends more than double. But the results also highlight challenges in the outsourcing market and the group reports poor organic growth.

Orpea rises and Korian falls on sales figures

Combining over 145,000 beds across Europe, France’s two largest elderly care providers Korian and Orpea have released their 2016 revenue ahead of their full results later in March. But investors’ and analysts’ reactions couldn’t be more different, as Orpea’s share price soars and Korian’s tumbles.

Half of UK patients unaware of eligibility for private treatment

English GPs are failing to alert their patients of their right to choose who provides them with NHS treatment shows performance figures released by NHS England yesterday. The number of patients waiting more than a year for planned surgery has grown by 63% in one year, demonstrates the same research, though the private sector now provides one-third of hip and knee replacements.

Unilabs drives east

Unilabs has reached agreement to buy Alpha Medical, a big lab services group in the Czech and Slovak republics from Mid Europa.