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HC-One for sale

The UK's largest care home operator is seeking a buyer. We hear it is existing investors - and not chairman Dr Chai Patel - looking for an exit and that the listed Europeans are likely to steer clear.

Medicover buys hospital in northwest Romania

Listed European and Indian outpatient, hospital and lab group Medicover has expanded in Romania by acquiring an independent 130-bed hospital in the northwest town of Oradea. We talk to local contacts about the deal.

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?

UK care home chain pioneers use of robots

There will be a robot in every care home within five years. This is the bold prediction of Dr Sanjeev Kanoria, founder and chairman of Advinia Healthcare which runs a network of 38 homes in the UK. Healthcare Europa speaks to him about a pilot project designed to find out if talkative robots are ready to help residents coping with dementia. 

Kry: The Business Model

Here we look at the business model deployed by Kry, which together with Medgate and babylon, is one of Europe’s largest player in the delivery of digital healthcare. The Swedish company claims 2% of all doctor primary care visits in Sweden (350,000 since launch) and has since spring 2017 opened in Spain and Norway with a series of other openings planned in 2018 and pilot permission in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg.  So what does it offer, who pays and how does it see the policymaker and legal debate around digital health rolling out across Europe?

Medgate AI project to cut costs by 30-40%

Digital healthcare pioneer Medgate is evaluating opportunities in Germany and other European countries. A chatbot based on the 12 million telehealth sessions it has held over the past 19 years is in development and will be launched at the end of 2018 and should reduce costs by 30-40%, Medgate CEO and founder Andy Fischer tells Healthcare Europa. 

Mehilainen sold to CVC

Mehilainen, the big Finnish occupational outpatient group has been sold in a deal valued at around €1.8bn to CVC by Triton and KKR. We talk to Mehilainen CEO Janne-Olli Järvenpää about the deal and growth plans. Will he look outside Finland?

Allied Healthcare strikes deal with creditors

UK domiciliary care group Allied Healthcare has struck an agreement with its creditors, allowing it to continue operating after serious short-term cashflow problems caused by wage hikes, compulsory back pay and delays in passing all this on to local authorities.

Interview: Sanjeev Kanoria, founder, Advinia Healthcare

UK care home provider Advinia Healthcare has acquired 22 Bupa homes, bringing its operation to 38 homes with 3,250 beds. Healthcare Europa speaks to founder and chairman Dr Sanjeev Kanoria about his new homes, and why he thinks he can make a better job of running them than their previous owner.