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Reports

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.

Is a B2C or B2B focus best for wellbeing apps?

Wellbeing has moved from the latest fad to a respected tool for recruiting staff and keeping them productive. Employees benefit from positive health and early diagnosis, and employers, insurers and healthcare providers see huge cost-savings. But what is the best way to enter the market - B2B or B2C? We speak to an insurer providing wellness in the workplace. .

Ratings platforms consider transitioning to telemedicine

It's not easy to start a telemedicine platform from scratch. Companies must invest heavily in physician acquisition while building patient brand recognition and trust. But what if hundreds of patients and physicians already visit your website every day for a different purpose? Could any of the increasingly ubiquitous rating platforms consider a transforming to telemedicine? HBI speaks to such platforms to find out more.

Why investors are viewing the UK market with caution

Is the UK is losing out to Europe when it comes to healthcare deals? With so much for sale and so little buying activity recently, Healthcare Europa catches up with a UK market analyst to find out more.

Germany welcomes wave of Filipino nurses to combat recruitment crisis

Asklepios, Germany's second largest operator of private hospitals by revenue, has set up a pipeline from the Philippines with an initial cohort of 260 being recruited and more to follow. We speak to a healthcare workforce specialist and a German-based  operator to find out why.

Real solutions for retention and recruitment

Recruitment, retention and training are now the primary challenges for the healthcare services industry. The obvious solution to keeping staff - paying more – is no longer working. Private operators around the world are now fishing in a global market that's short of 15m healthcare workers. So what practical solutions are operators putting into force and what really works? We talk to 25 operators from across the world.

MBAs and executive training courses – are they worth the time and money?

You can’t become an expert in healthcare services overnight - but there are courses, MBAs or much shorter executive training courses - which say they can help to transform you or your staff into the next generation of healthcare managers, leaders and entrepreneurs. But can they really do this - and are they good value for money? Where should you send yourself, or your staff, to fill any gaps in knowledge that might be putting the brakes on a career? And does it matter if the management course isn’t focussed on healthcare at all?

Reading the future of the European labs sector

The European diagnostic lab sector in 2016 presents opportunities, but also substantial threats. Apart from seizing market share from competitors, there are four ways that labs can grow sales – consolidation/rationalisation, diversification into new test groups, outsourcing and finally moving into other areas - be that imaging or outpatient specialty care.

The rise and rise of digital primary care

A battle is being fought over England’s 340 million annual GP consultations. As waiting lists rise in the NHS, patients are flowing to a host of digital upstarts. Competition is fierce, prices are low and no one seems to like each other very much! We uncover the story of their race to get ahead.