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Bupa letting go of M&A and Integration Team members

HBI hears that global healthcare insurer and operator Bupa is letting go of a significant number of its dentistry-focussed M&A and integration team. The decision follows huge write-offs in 2019 in its UK dentistry business and Australian care homes.

Interview: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, claims to be the largest rehabilitation hospital in the USA, and works with groups from Bulgaria to UAE. HBI talk to Kelly Cox Watkins, Vice President, Market Development and Barry Fleischer, Executive Director, Advisory Services, about how to build a successful rehabilitation service, their groups' focus on patient ability, not adapting to disability and what that means in practice, and about its advisory work.

HC-One CEO stands down

The CEO of UK care home group HC-One has stepped down after three years in the job, and is returning to the United States. We speak to an operator source about the departure.

Filling an empty shift at short notice: disrupting agencies

Temporary agencies are expensive. Hiring a doctor through one in the UK can cost the NHS around €170 per shift and in Germany, the bill for a nurse comes in at anywhere between €70-€140. A handful of start-ups across Europe are deploying solutions to disrupt agencies and breakdown workforce silos. HBI looks at three - in the UK, France and Germany - to assess how the market is changing.

Interview: Stefan Klussmann, co-founder of Planerio

Poor scheduling, especially in DRG funded models, can be financially devastating if it leads to closed facilities and wasted patient appointments. What solutions are available to the market? HBI speaks to the founder of one automated scheduling solution, Planerio, about keeping MRIs running through M&A, complying with the law and Germany's workforce shortage.

Visualising the crisis in homecare staff

The ratio between nurses and personal carers and populations over 65 tells you a lot about a country's ability to provide adequate homecare. Here we track the number for eight OECD countries. Overall the ratio has dropped.

Medical staff spending vs hospitalisation rates

This week we plot medical staff spending in France against total hospitalisation rates and explore how the numbers paint a picture of national sectors. What treatments cost businesses and payors the most in staff resources? Where are inpatient admissions the highest?

How to innovate homecare commissioning and recruitment

Two key challenges in homecare emerged at HBI 2019's panel on homecare models, chaired by LEK Consulting. How do we innovate commissioning to improve patient engagement and independence? And how do we tackle the biggest issue yet, staff recruitment and retainment? Argentinian medicalised homecare company PalCare and the UK arm of domiciliary care franchise Home Instead shared their views.

The Hospital of the Future: Interview, Natasha Stern, Partner, McKinsey & Company

What will hospital systems look like in the future and how will this answer the challenges they face today? Natasha has recently completed a paper for McKinsey. HBI: Perhaps we can start by defining the big challenges that hospitals face today? NS: Patients are much older and at the same time, many patients want to […]

Profits on the horizon in Asia for European care provider

Dutch medicalised and domiciliary care provider Buurtzorg is now turning a profit in Asia, where it is experimenting with a Western management style and a novel approach to business for the region. We hear from CEO of Asian operations Stephan Dyckerhoff about the company's progress since September.

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