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Insight & Interviews

“We can meet the needs of the baby boom generation with today’s medical capacity”

That is a very bold statement indeed. But Prof Richard Boucherie at the Centre for Healthcare Operations Improvement and Research (CHOIR) of the University of Twente in the Netherlands, reckons it is true. For the past 15 years CHOIR has been helping Dutch hospitals, labs and homecare groups to increase their efficiency through mathematical modelling using operations research methods including queueing theory, optimisation and computer simulation. We interview him on how such an approach can make massive efficiency gains.

Interview: Dr Peter Bazso, Director, Duna Medical Centre, Hungary

The Duna Medical Center (DMC) aims to be the most substantial private hospital in Hungary, with an ambitious building programme, and the only one that covers almost all surgical areas. Healthcare Europa speaks to its director Dr Peter Bazso about its business model, expansion and the wider market in Hungary.

Pan-European dentistry is here, but at what price?

The first truly Pan-European dentistry giant with clinics in around ten countries could soon be a reality after years of gradual bottom-up consolidation. A huge fragmented market remains to be conquered – but we hear concerns that prices are coming unstuck from reality.

Interview: Stefaan Gieelens, CEO, Aedifica

The CEO of the Belgian and Pan-European property investor Aedifica reveals to Healthcare Europa the ace up his sleeve in Europe’s increasingly competitive healthcare property market.

Waterland scotches Median for-sale rumours

Rumours that the private equity firm Waterland will sell the German rehabilitation giant have started to circulate. We put them to partner Dr Carsten Rahlfs and discussed the future of the market and acute care group ATOS.

Interview: Teo Sarda, Sphera Global Health Care

Operating in 25 countries and across four continents, Sphera Global Health Care is building a global network of local expertise. Working mainly with insurers, the group acts as a middle man to assist access to international-standard medical services through local infrastructure – if it is not available. We speak to CEO Teo Sarda.

Interview: Yngvar Tov Herbjørnssønn, CEO of Norlandia

It is one year since Nordics company Norlandia, which runs nursing homes and social care units in Norway, Sweden and Finland, appointed its new CEO Yngvar Tov Herbjørnssønn. Healthcare Europa chats with him about the group's relationship with municipalities, international expansion and changes in the long-term care market in the region.