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Insight & Interviews

Record real estate deal as Primonial invest in Median

HBI speaks exclusively to the broker behind a record real estate deal in Europe, after Medical Properties Trust (MPT) sold a 50% stake in its Median Kliniken portfolio in Germany for over €800m.

Interview: CEO, Healios, Richard Andrews

Will chatbots replace humans in the treatment of mental illness? Andrews, CEO of Healios, which provides teleconsultations for undiagnosed or treatable mental illness, thinks they will sometimes. So what services is it providing now and what does the future look like? 

Interview: Philip Buergin, CEO, Colosseum Dental UK

Healthcare Europa talks to Philip Buergin, the new CEO of Jacobs Holding-backed Colosseum Dental UK, about problems and opportunities in the UK dental market, the wider European perspective, and Colosseum's plans for the future.

Infermedica CEO on why AI specialists should prefer B2B over B2C

As doctors and nurses are an increasingly scarce and expensive resource, companies across Europe are turning to artificial intelligence to give patients a pathway into primary health. But is the best business model B2B or B2C? Healthcare Europa speaks to Piotr Orzechowski, CEO of the Poland-based AI specialists Infermedica, about why he sees the future of his business as very much the former, and his strategy for the company.

Interview: Zoe Blake, CEO, XenZone Group

The world faces an explosion in demand for mental health services, so how far can this be met by digital platforms? XenZone is the largest such platform in England. Some 40% of all young people aged 11-25 have free at point of access to its service. We talk to Zoe about the service, which employs 200 people and is profitable, about its markets and its plans for the future.

Interview: BCG’s Michael Thorwarth – growth potential in the lab sector

Last week Healthcare Europa reported that Australian lab group Sonic Healthcare had acquired German anatomical pathology practice Pathologie Trier. With the European lab market looking increasingly consolidated, Healthcare Europa speaks to Boston Consulting Group partner Dr Michael Thorwarth about where he thinks growth potential in the sector lies.

FREE BLOG Interview: Andy Jones, CEO, Ramsay Health Care UK 

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.

Interview: Muharrem Usta, Chairman, MLP Care

We talk to MLP Care chairman Muharrem Usta about the group's business model, growth strategy, long-term prospects and rumours about upcoming co-pay reforms. It IPOed in February on the Borsa Istanbul, which has since plummeted, dragging down MLP's share price. But the company is upbeat and recently added hospitals in Pendik and Mersin to its portfolio.

Interview: Giuseppe Recchi, CEO and Rowland Illing, CMO, Affidea

In a wide-ranging interview, we look at Affidea’s strategy and view of the market covering everything from partnerships with AI outfits, elite hospitals and payors through to the growth of private pay and the opportunities to manage entire health systems. How will the imaging services and radiotherapy group with HBI estimated sales of around €370m in 2017 grow and build over the next five years?