Interviews

Guiding surgery – from the other side of the world

Proximie is a UK-based start-up whose solutions allow medical staff to watch, learn from, and even guide, operations happening at the other side of the word. CEO Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram tells HBI that it's now deployed in over 300 hospitals and is soon to embark on a Series B.

Interview: Dr Peter Byloos, Optegra

As HBI reported last week, UK, Czechia and Poland-based ophthalmology platform Optegra Eye Health Care is being acquired by H2 Equity Partners. HBI caught up with Optegra CEO Dr Peter Byloos to hear his views on the market (and inevitably these days, the impact of COVID), and to find out about Optegra’s plans under new ownership. 

Interview: Klaus Boehncke, Partner, L.E.K. Consulting 

What can you do with AI and big data today and what will be possible within three years? Why has adoption been slower than you might have expected? And what sort of role should health care providers look to play? HBI gets an expert view from digital, technology and business strategy expert Klaus Boehncke, partner at L.E.K. Consulting, who is chairing the Best Practice Workshop: Delivering Digital Excellence: A Framework for Success at HBI 2020 in two weeks.

Interview: Javier Román, CEO, Clece

Clece is one of Spain's largest homecare providers and is also present in the UK, with total domiciliary care sales of over €400m in 2019. HBI gets a snapshot of the business and its views on sector challenges from CEO Javier Román.

Interview: Massimiliano Colella, CEO, Evercare Group

We talk to the CEO of Evercare Group, the diverse conglomerate of South Asia and African hospitals that make up the $1bn Evercare Health Fund originally raised by Abraaj before TPG's takeover in 2019. Colella talks strategic priorities including 'turning Evercare from a fund into a real company', recent management departures, the platform today and why his own lack of emerging market healthcare service experience doesn't matter for this job.

Interview: Sofia Palmquist, CEO, Aleris

Pan-Nordic healthcare group Aleris lost its previous owner Investor AB nearly 1bn SEK (€90m) in its last nine months of ownership before PE group Triton acquired it in late 2019. New CEO Sofia Palmquist, pinched from competitor Capio, has been tasked with the turnaround and digitalisation of the company and gives HBI her first public interview since taking the job. 

Interview: Sanjeev Kanoria, Advinia Healthcare

HBI talks to Sanjeev Kanoria, founder and chairman of UK-based care home specialist Advinia Healthcare, about how COVID has affected his business, funding support, and the affect of Brexit on issues like recruitment.

Interview: Justin Ash, CEO, Spire Healthcare

COVID-19 transformed how private hospitals in the UK operate perhaps more than anywhere else, with groups like Spire becoming majority-funded by the NHS for the first time ever. But where does that leave its private business going forward and what has the experience been like? CEO Justin Ash discusses this as well as the lessons learned from recent investigations into transgressions at Spire hospitals.

Interview: Stuart Quin, CEO, Medica Group

What is the outlook for the UK teleradiology sector, with the largest player Medica's elective volumes still less than half of pre-COVID levels? We talk to CEO Stuart Quin about the group's recent H1 results and its strategy around specialist reporting, AI solutions, diversification and internationalisation, the latter of which has shifted since we last spoke.

Interview: Jan Leister, executive director of digital health, Fresenius Helios

Fresenius Helios has a new incoming digital health executive, who after heading up the Fresenius Group's German rehab business for the past four years wants to disrupt the way it manages chronic disease by transforming it from a pure hospital operator into a digi-physical healthcare group. Leister tells HBI that he wants to sell its digital therapeutics solution Curalie right into emerging markets.

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