Medgate plans accelerated rollout in Germany after Rhoen JV ends

Swiss telemedicine player Medgate tells HBI that the end of its joint venture with German hospital group Rhoen Klinikum will allow it to roll out faster in Germany after the Asklepios takeover slowed down the project. HBI also checks in on the partnerships between other big hospitals and their telemedicine partners.

Darzalas kickstarts pan-Southeast European rehab platform

Darzalas Capital, the investment firm of Ilian Grigorov, has begun the creation of a Southeast European post-acute rehab and elderly care platform with the acquisition of Greece's largest specialised rehabilitation hospital for nominal €1 plus liabilities. We talk to Grigorov.

KRY gets reimbursement in Germany as Docly all but leaves UK

Sweden's largest telehealth player KRY will be reimbursed in Germany after it received the necessary security accreditation. Meanwhile, Docly, the spin-off from Sweden's once largest player Min Doktor, has just withdrawn its healthcare services from its only international market following slow growth.

Interview: David Hadley, CEO, Mediclinic Middle East

EMEA hospital group Mediclinic International is undergoing its last substantial capital project in the UAE for the foreseeable future, Middle East CEO David Hadley tells HBI, as the group switches expansionary focus to neighbouring Saudi Arabia. We discuss the two markets and the reasons for the segment's recent $600m+ impairment charge.

Exclusive: Steward’s International CEO on its future in Malta

Now that Steward Health Care has been bought by its doctors, what future does it face in Malta where the deal it inherited to run almost half the country’s public hospitals had attracted scrutiny? HBI talks exclusively to Dr Armin Ernst, CEO and President of Steward Health Care International.

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 […]

Amethyst moves into UK market

Pan-European radiotherapy group Amethyst has moved into the UK market by buying the company behind two Gamma Knife centres. 

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.

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