Imaging Services


COVID-19 and Emerging Market healthcare

We talk to two of the world's largest investors in emerging market health care about Covid's likely impact. Despite so far much lower death rates, the initial effect on health care operators has been worse than in Europe. Covid is set to destroy several motors for growth such as healthcare tourism and the deployment of […]

Exclusive prediction: Pandemic reaching turning point in Europe?

An exclusive analysis by Chinese insurance giant Ping An suggests COVID-19 cases could reach a turning point in the next few days, hitting the peak of new confirmed cases by later this week / early April,  with that figure set to fall thereafter.

Investor launches buyout of Nigeria’s third-largest diagnostics chain

Listed Nigerian lab and imaging group Union Diagnostics, the country's third-largest by revenue, is the target of a majority buyout by its largest single shareholder. We talk to a well-placed source about the Nigerian diagnostics market which has five big players, including European and GCC diagnostic operators Synlab, IDH and Cerba which entered recently. 

Investors for Health opens door to all serious emerging market investors

All emerging market health-care investors are welcome to join Investors for Health (I4H), a newish community of 30+ investors including development banks, private equity, venture capital and impact funds. The group aims to jointly focus on private healthcare development in emerging markets with a focus on equity and alignment with universal healthcare cover. It next meets at HBI 2020, April 20-22, London. Its formation reflects a quiet revolution in the role of for-profit healthcare and its importance in bridging the World Health Organisation's estimated $686bn funding gap in low-and-middle-income countries to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal #3 (“Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”).

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.

Interview: Reef Group

A specialist developer is planning to turn an underground carpark under a central London park near Harley Street into a four-storey subterranean healthcare and wellness development. Provisional talks with private hospital and diagnostic operators have been held, while wellness and leisure operators could be housed under the same roof. HBI talks exclusively to the team at Reef Group and its partners about the plan to transform historic Cavendish Square.

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