Healthcare Reform


Addressing the health workforce crisis

Workforce and capacity constraints are the biggest barrier to growth for health care. So what can operators do differently to increase capacity and throughput? What role can automation play to drive efficiency and optimise clinical staff time? How can the redeployment of non-clinical staff change workflows and increase productivity? We’ve selected three case studies to […]

Rutherford Health to go into liquidation

The for-profit oncology group which holds roughly half the UK's proton beam capacity and has invested over £240m in capex is to go into liquidation, thanks to the pandemic and NHS indifference. In the UK just 1% of acute cancer patients get proton compared to 10% in Europe and 20% in the USA. What is likely to happen next?

Social bond finances for-profit diabetes prevention

A Swedish pension fund is investing via a social bond in a programme that aims to stop unfit 50-60 year olds in Stockholm developing diabetes 2 and other expensive conditions. The scheme, run by a start up, is set to roll out more widely in Sweden and internationally. Bogi Eliasen, Director of Health at the Copenhagen Institute For Futures Studies says that Scandinavian countries, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are all keen to up prevention spend and are looking at similar schemes.

Warsaw hub model set to spread across CEE

A new Warsaw Health Innovation Hub in Poland has seen 30 big pharma and medtech contribute brains and money to tackle healthcare projects, extending the cooperation which developed during Covid between the government and the private sector. Healthcare providers are set to join. The model is likely to be adopted by other CEE countries.

Inflation hikes up care home costs

How will the care home sector cope with the wave of inflation now hitting it as staff, energy costs and rents soar? We talk to operators and advisers across Europe.

Interview: Joe Stringer, partner, Octopus Ventures

Joe Stringer, healthcare investment specialist, and partner at Octopus Ventures which invests in and supports start-up businesses across Europe, talks to HBI about his approach to investment ahead of his panel appearance at HBI 2022.

Proposed EU data sharing framework ‘will save €11bn’

The European Commission has put forward a proposal for a new legal framework to regulate the sharing of health data across the EU which it says could save the healthcare sector €11bn over ten years. The proposal is subject to review by the European Council and Parliament but could come into force in 2025.

Hungary facing four more years of Orbanomics

After the crushing victory of national-conservative Fidesz, led by Viktor Orban, the Hungarian healthcare sector awaits another four years of “Orbanomics”. HBI speaks with a Hungarian contact to learn more.

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