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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.

Interview: Michael Sandhu, Remedium RT

After a long career at radiotherapy supplier Varian where he ended as Vice President, Global Market Development, Michael has set up his own consultancy to advise governments, international agencies and the private sector on the development of radiation therapy services in general and the best business models.  HBI asks him where the opportunities are and what they look like. 

Interview: Hoda Abou-Jamra, TVM

We speak to Hoda Abou-Jamra, the driving force behind the establishment of investors TVM in MENA and current group CEO of Bourn Hall International, a chain of fertility clinics currently in UAE and Delhi. It has an affiliate in Cambridge, UK.

Interview: Ravi Gidar, CEO of Gold Care Homes, on UK elderly care

Elderly care providers in the UK have a tough market to navigate. While the sector awaits a government Green Paper consultation document this autumn, we interview the owner of mid-market player Gold Care Homes, Ravi Gidar, on what his plans are going forward.

Interview: Wilson Olivieri, former CFO, Qualicorp, on Bolsonaro’s Brazilian victory

Brazil's fate has been sealed for the next four years, though president-elect Bolsonaro has yet to appoint a health minister. In anticipation of who might fill the role, we ask Wilson Olivieri, former CFO of Brazilian insurer Qualicorp, what the government could do for private healthcare.

Interview: Jean-Claude Dubacher, vice president surgical vision, EMEA, Johnson & Johnson

Healthcare Europa speaks to Jean-Claude Dubacher, vice president surgical vision, EMEA, Johnson & Johnson, about the European ophthalmology market. Healthcare Europa (HE): Tell us about the work J&J does in healthcare services. Jean-Claude Dubacher (JD): We’re very active in cataract surgery and laser vision correction, and recently, dry eye treatment. Eye health is a big […]

Interview: Vincenzo di Nicola, managing director healthcare Europe, Baird

In a wide-ranging interview, Healthcare Europa speaks to Vincenzo di Nicola, managing director of European healthcare at financial services firm  Baird.

Interview: Gyorgy Leitner, President, Private Healthcare Association of Hungary

Healthcare Europa talks to Gyorgy Leitner, president of the Private Healthcare Association of Hungary (Primus), which is composed of the dozen largest operators in the country's small but fast-growing private healthcare sector. We discuss acute care in Hungary, and find out more about the market and climate for M&A.

Interview: Max Broadbent, Colliers International

Healthcare Europa talks to UK healthcare property expert Max Broadbent, director at Colliers International, about the market, trends, and areas to watch.

Interview: Giuseppe Recchi, CEO, Affidea

Healthcare Europa speaks to Giuseppe Recchi, CEO of pan-European advanced diagnostic imaging specialist Affidea, to find out about the company’s foray into outpatient care, the state of AI, and plans for the future.

Interview: Fatih Mehmet Gul, COO, Fakeeh University Hospital Dubai

We talk to the COO of Dubai's first university hospital which is being launched by Saudi group Fakeeh Care. Fatih Mehmet Gul discusses what his company's first UAE foray will specialise in, where the national market is heading and how soon the whole population will have mandatory health coverage.

Record real estate deal as Primonial invest in Median

HBI speaks exclusively to the broker behind a record real estate deal in Europe, after Medical Properties Trust (MPT) sold a 50% stake in its Median Kliniken portfolio in Germany for over €800m.

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