It is ironic that conferences on best practice in healthcare are dominated by Americans – the people who have the world’s most dysfunctional healthcare system. Israel and Taiwan are much better bets. So how do they do it?
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Primary telehealth is becoming increasingly international and penetration rates are climbing fast.
August 30, 2018
Internationalisation is often seen as the badge of success worn by high-flying companies. And yet – of late – we’ve seen a surprising number of companies pulling back from their international commitments to concentrate on their core business.
August 23, 2018
Stripping away M&A and financial things like indebtedness, all for-profit healthcare businesses will succeed or fail based on these three parameters. And all can be measured along them, too.
August 7, 2018
As reported last week, Australian giant Ramsay has bid for European hospital group Capio. Here we look at what could be the biggest operator deal in Europe since Fresenius bought Quironsalud two years ago. Does Ramsay's bid really undervalue Capio, will other bidders enter the fray, and could this move lead to a break-up of the company?
July 19, 2018
There are lots of prospective shoppers in the UK care home market at the moment. But no one has yet gone through the tills.
July 12, 2018
Ramsay may be only the fifth largest private hospital operator in the UK but it is demonstrably the most cost-effective and has a clear-cut ambition to be the UK number one. We talk to Andy Jones about the individual market, NHS partnership, procurement and the hotelier model.
July 10, 2018
Radio 4, the BBC's semi-intellectual talk channel, ran an interesting programme, the Private World of the NHS. Presenter Adrian Goldberg went through the various ways the NHS works with the private sector, which spends (gasp, shock, horror) 8p in every pound on services provided by the private sector. So what does it tell us about attitudes?
July 4, 2018
The German nursing homes market looks ripe for consolidation - 15,000 homes are run by 6,000 providers, but the market is heavily regulated. This is what every investor or operator looking at the market ought know according to Hermann Thiel, CEO of healthcare real estate consultancy Terranus.
June 26, 2018
German healthcare giant Fresenius' inpatient rehab business is moving from hospital subsidiary Helios to its service provision and project management subsidiary Vamed in a group-internal acquisition. We talk to Fresenius about the timing and logic of the deal and strategy for both companies going forward.