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Teleradiology veteran joins AI outfit as sectors’ outlooks diverge

The former CEO of lab group Unilabs' teleradiology arm TMC, Alexander Böhmcker, has joined the eighth most-funded imaging AI company in the world, Aidoc, as VP Europe. We talk to Böhmcker. What does the move say about the two sectors which had very different 2020s?

Orpea to build universities across world after academy acquisition

Pan-European nursing home group Orpea has acquired a training academy in Austria, HBI can reveal. It signals a new wave for the group, which tells HBI that it wants to be known in five to ten years as a school, alongside its care and property arms. It will use the licence to build a university campus, doubling the number of people trained locally, and then duplicate this model across all its markets.

Why your communications director could be your next CEO

The biggest for-profit hospital operators in Australia, Hungary and Norway have all appointed new CEOs internally from communications roles or backgrounds in 2020. Is this indicative of a wider trend in the healthcare sector? The three women appointed tell HBI why it makes sense.

Unilabs new innovation chief targets consumer market

Unilabs has a new chief innovation officer who comes from recently acquired Dutch lab Saltro. Dr Esther Talboom-Kamp tells HBI about the consumer-facing and B2C platforms that she built there, but the pan-European lab group is coy about what it's now building in the space. 

DIY: The key to building a dental network in India

If you’re building a dental network and can’t find the infrastructure you need, build it yourself. That’s the view of Louis Shakinovsky, chairman and co-founder at Global Dental Services, which as Clove Dental runs India’s biggest dental group. HBI caught up with him last week to find out more.

EU proposes standalone health budget

The European Commission has proposed a five-year €9.4bn health budget that will be used to train workforces and support digital innovation. How might the private sector benefit?

Spain and Israel’s GPs among worst paid in OECD

Spain and Israel's General Practitioners (GPs) rank among the worst paid in the OECD when accounting for purchasing power. HBI looks at a new healthcare salary index to compare pay across the world.

How to mitigate the Filipino nurse lockdown

Over the past month, the Phillippines has made moves to prevent its nurses from leaving to join foreign workforces. Healthcare workforce expert Kate Tulenko says this sets a precedent for future and perhaps permanent blockades. HBI reveals her advice on how to mitigate the risk.

Special report: How to meet the workforce challenge

With a global workforce shortage estimated by the WHO to reach 18 million by 2030, workforce has never been more top of mind for health care service operators be they hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient networks, diagnostic labs/imaging or homecare players. And COVID-19 will have a further enormous impact.

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