HBI 2020: Emerging Markets – local trumps medical tourism

The IFC said at HBI 2020 that medical tourism in emerging markets is unlikely to normalise until the end of 2021. Providers say they are already doubling and tripling plans to build in domestic markets, rather than bringing patients to tourism hubs. 

HBI 2020: Data drives Ping An and Teladoc’s global expansion

Ping An and Teladoc revealed their plans for global expansion at HBI 2020. The former says it's hard to leave such a big domestic market as China but has sights set on SE Asia and 'the developing world'. Teladoc is focused on Europe, Brazil and also on Ping An's home turf, China! Both are now capable of delivering full acuity care and have driven their insights using some of healthcare's largest datasets.

CEE – a land of opportunity?

With 125 million people - 80 million of whom live in the big four (Poland, Romania, Czechia and Hungary) - CEE is a large and diverse market. But is it a tempting one? HBI-365 members heard an expert panel in our CEE State of the Regions broadcast suggest that while COVID is creating huge problems across the world, it is also creating opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe.

RAD-x (finally) enters German imaging

Gilde Healthcare-backed imaging platform RAD-x has entered the German imaging sector with the acquisition of a three-centre group, HBI can reveal, and expects to close more deals in the coming months.

DACH operators should feel positive about 2021

Despite one of the panellists at HBI's DACH-State of the Regions broadcast last week labelling 2020 "the wildest year in recent history in the healthcare sector", there are lots of reasons to feel positive about Europe's German-speaking countries as we look towards the new year.

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.

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