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Interview: Tony Romero, CEO, Cygnet Healthcare

The UK psychiatry and disabled care markets are facing many challenges - the uncertainty of Brexit, an unstable pound, and scandals at The Priory have all taken their toll. We interview CEO of Cygnet Healthcare, Tony Romero, on the biggest issues facing the market and what future he sees for a sector where two of the biggest players could both soon be on the block.

Interview: Peter Graf, CEO, Tiohundra

Uniquely, we think in Europe, Tiohundra, an organisation serving a municipality of 62,000, has fully merged social care and health care delivery. Social care (elderly care, disabled care, homecare, psychiatry) and health care (hospitals and primary care) – have been melded in to a single organisation. So what are the learnings? And are we going […]

Interview: Ray Berglund, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal European Healthcare industry practice

We talk to consultancy Alvarez & Marsal's (A&M) recently-appointed head of European Healthcare & Life Sciences industry practice, medtech specialist Ray Berglund, about the sector's move into healthcare services.

Interview: Tim Clover, CEO, Rayner

HBI talks to Tim Clover, CEO of ophthalmology medtech supplier Rayner and former CEO of ophthalmology operator Optegra about his take on the market, challenges and opportunities in the future, and plans for the company going forward, including coming to market in the next two years - or sooner.

Interview: Burcu Ozturk, CFO, MLP Care

We talk to the CFO of Turkey's largest private hospital group by beds, MLP Care, 18 months on from its Istanbul listing. Burcu Ozturk discusses the Turkish economy, MLP's postponed M&A plans and growing its private and international revenues amidst a stagnant statutory insurance segment.

Interview: Kevin Doyle, Managing Director, Ascenti

Defying the trope that physiotherapy is un-investable or un-scaleable, UK outfit Ascenti has grown to around €50m in sales, directly employing physiotherapists and demonstrating profitability. HBI talks to managing director Kevin Doyle, a former footballer, about Ascenti's business model, retention, payment models, leveraging digital and why physiotherapy isn't like ophthalmology or dentistry.

Interview: Dimitris Moulavasilis, CEO, Diaverum 

Will international dialysis group Diaverum IPO or sell? We catch up with its new CEO, the former boss of international imaging group Affidea. Rarely have we met such an enthusiastic leader. That may be just as well. Many wonder whether Diaverum, which has been owned by private equity house Bridgepoint since 2007, can ever be sexed up enough to attract a top price. If anyone can achieve this, it is Moulavasilis. 

Interview: Praful Nargund, CEO, CREATE Fertility

HBI talks to Praful Nargund, CEO of fast-growing UK-based CREATE Fertility, as it buys out its minority investor and plans further expansion at home, and abroad.

Interview: Konstantin Mehl, Founder & CEO, Kaia Health

We talk to Konstantin Mehl, the founder of Kaia, a digital therapy app for chronic lower back pain which recently closed its Series A and is seeing 25% monthly organic growth in paying B2C users, he claims.

Interview: Tanya Little, Life Healthcare

One of South Africa's largest acute care groups is piloting a nurse-led, bricks and mortar but digitally managed, primary care model based in a retail unit. Confused? HBI speaks to group operations executive, Tanya Little, at Life Healthcare to find out more.

Interview: Sara Siegel, Head of Healthcare at Deloitte UK

Deloitte is starting to launch an array of healthcare assets, as well as acting as an adviser. Is this a move into operations management? HBI speaks to Sara Siegel, head of healthcare at Deloitte UK.

Interview: Louis Shakinovsky, chairman of Global Dental Services

HBI talks to Louis Shakinovsky, chairman of Global Dental Services (Clove), about how he and colleagues managed to build the business from nothing in 2011 into India’s largest dental practice with 315 clinics.

From factory to decision support engine

We interview Claudia Pronk, CEO of Atalmedial, one of the largest Dutch diagnostic lab with a network of more than 100 outpatient clinics and collection locations, about its journey to providing doctors with very detailed, actionable diagnoses and also about the Dutch market.

Interview: Dr Brian Donley, Cleveland Clinic London CEO

Cleveland Clinic has come to the UK. It has just agreed to the lease of its first medical outpatient building in London, which will complement the site of its planned Cleveland Clinic London Hospital.

Interview: Clare Connell, Connell Consulting  

In seven years Clare has built Connell Consulting to a large experienced team producing commercial due diligence on £5.5bn worth of deals in the last 12 months. That makes Connell Consulting the biggest commercial due diligence adviser within the UK social care sector. Here we look at the common assumptions in nursing home sector. Are they right?

Interview: Martin Hrezo, CEO, Penta Hospitals International

We talk to the new CEO of CEE group Penta Hospitals International (PHI). Martin Hrezo discusses current markets Poland, Slovakia and Czechia, the synergies between them and why it decided to slow down its international expansion.

Interview: Mark Britnell, author, on the global workforce crisis

By 2030, the world will be short of 18m health workers – a fifth of the total capacity to care. HBI talks to Mark Britnell. Author of Human, solving the global workforce crisis in Healthcare.

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 […]

Interview: Hend El Sherbini, CEO, Integrated Diagnostic Holdings

HBI speaks to Dr Hend El Sherbini, CEO of Integrated Diagnostic Holdings, the Egyptian lab and imaging group she steered to a $700m IPO in 2015.

Interview: Guy Newing, CEO Kinect Hub

HBI speaks to Guy Newing, CEO of Kinect Hub which is an Australia-based tech company piloting a platform which rewards patients for agreeing to share their data.

Interview: Panu Kuusisto, CEO, Auron

We talk to the CEO of a Finnish rehabilitation outfit that just partnered with Mehilainen to roll out its digital platform across the group's network, and discuss broken care pathways, international expansion and the size of the Finnish rehab market.

Interview: Steve Grobet, Orpea

Nursing home giant Orpea turns 30 this year, and has a portfolio of 854 facilities and 86,757 beds across 13 different countries. We talk markets and strategy with Steve Grobet, head of Orpea's investor relations.

Interview: Ain Aaviksoo, Guardtime CMO, formerly responsible for Estonian e-health

Estonia is the only country in the world today which claims 95% of its healthcare data is digitalised. HBI talks to the Estonian politician turned CMO of one of Europe's largest blockchain companies about its push into healthcare, and where he sees the technology going next.

Interview: Dr Helmut Schuehsler, TVM Capital

HBI talks to Dr Helmut Schuehsler, chairman and CEO at TVM Capital Healthcare Partners, Dubai and Singapore, about the group’s prospective exit from its current healthcare assets, its hunt for new investments, and the MENA market more specifically.

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