KPMG talks healthcare opportunities in the islands 

We talk to Dr. Ed Fitzgerald, who is being appointed head of healthcare for KPMG Island Group. The firm’s offices are present in a region covering 45 million people across Bermuda and the Caribbean, and a further 760,000 in Malta, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. Quarantining after his recent return to Bermuda, he told us of the island’s challenges in reducing its per capita healthcare costs (second only to the USA), why islands struggle to introduce universal health coverage and spotlights commercial opportunities. 

Interview: Raj Shah, Partner and Head of Healthcare, Nordic Capital

Few investors have been as active in healthcare services as Nordic Capital. Or as ambitious in building pan-European platforms in outpatient sectors such as dentistry, veterinary and ophthalmology. Raj Shah is also looking for new deals - Nordic has just raised a massive €6.1bn for its tenth fund of which 30-40% is destined for healthcare. 

Interview: Mark Chapman, International CEO, Life Healthcare

What are South African hospital group Life Healthcare's plans for its international division, mainly comprised of pan-European imaging operator Alliance Medical? In a long and wide-ranging discussion, Chapman talks about expansion in South Africa and one to two new countries, 'winners and losers' in the imaging AI market, tariff pressure across Europe and what the first new potential drug therapy for Alzheimer's in 18 years means for its PET-CT business.

Interview: Martin Jones, CEO, Home Instead UK

This week we interview Martin Jones, the CEO of UK-based home care operator Home Instead, about the effect of COVID on the market, drivers, and the growth of the franchise model.

Interview: Nimrod Altman, CEO, Natali Healthcare Solutions

HBI talks to domiciliary care specialist Natali Healthcare Solutions’ CEO, Nimrod Altman, about COVID, and the market challenges and opportunities it has created.

Interview: Dr Juan Abarca Cidon, president, HM Hospitales

We talk to Dr Abarca Cidon, part of the controlling family and current president of Spain's third-largest for-profit hospital group HM Hospitales with nearly €500m in sales. He talks strategy, Covid, and rumours of selling a stake in the company.

McDermott Will & Emery talks Europe’s complex regulatory landscape

Encroaching protectionism from governments across Europe is leading to some initiatives that might limit foreign investment in key strategic services like healthcare. Sharon Lamb, a partner with law firm MWE, talks to HBI about those new laws and a host of others introduced over the last year. It’s a complex regulatory and reimbursement landscape but MWE has a new report to help. 

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.

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