Interviews

Interview: Bernard Ross, CEO, Sky Medical Technology

Bernard Ross began his career in the pharmaceutical sector, working on licensing and taking early stage ideas through the development process. In the early noughties, a couple of bright doctors he knew in the UK gave him an idea for a medical device invention which he thought had huge potential.

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

Precisely how is digital and telehealth changing the way health care is being delivered? We catch up with LEK's digital guru Klaus Boehncke who is full of examples!

Interview: Andrew Knight, CEO, Care UK

With all the recent well publicised criticisms of care homes in France, the spotlight is very much on quality in the sector. Who better to talk to then than Andrew Knight, CEO of Care UK, which according to UK healthcare watchdog the Care Quality Commission, has 16% outstanding sites against a market average of 4%, and 89% of its sites are rated good or outstanding.

Interview: Jürgen Laartz, founder, and Alexandra Cosma, COO, EDU Malta

A five and a half year education (Batchelor + Masters) as a doctor for just €100,000? That is what is on offer from EDU Malta, a for-profit educational institute with statutes which commit it to working for the public good. It is working closely with Fresenius Helios and other German hospitals and is looking for hospital partners in other countries.  So how does it work, what are EDU’s plans and what role could this play in dealing with the massive world shortage of doctors?

Interview: Nick Delaney, CEO, HCML 

Who better to explain the vagaries of the UK rehabilitation sector than Nick Delaney, the new CEO of HCML, bought by Apposite Capital in 2020? In a decade at the helm, he grew Ascenti, the largest UK player in the sector, from €8m to €45m with a 700% increase in EBITDA and he has subsequently worked or advised many of the other players in the £500m insurer paid-for sector.

Interview: Prof. Daan Dohmen, Founder, Luscii Healthtech

Covid has been good for Dutch digital health player, Luscii, which creates virtual wards at home, keeping patients out of hospital. Its platform has processed almost 25 million registrations for both chronic conditions, and patients undergoing episodic care. Active in the Netherlands, the UK, Ireland and several African countries, it is now moving to Germany.

Interview: Amon van den Borg, CEO, Arts en Zorg

Arts en Zorg is the only major pureplay primary care group in the Netherlands. CEO Amon van den Borg talks to HBI about its business model and plans for the future, and reflects on the need for modernisation and digitization within the Dutch healthcare sector.

Interview: Bart Malenstein, CEO, Quin

Dutch telehealth company Quin recently sold seven of its 11 physical GP practices with plans to sell the remaining four. CEO Bart Malenstein tells HBI that the company will instead focus on a licensing model to make its digital platform available to operators. This includes plans to expand into more specialist care and into other countries. 

Interview: Alexandra Prieux, CEO, ALCEDIAG

A pioneering blood test which helps clinicians diagnose bipolar disorder will come to market shortly. HBI catches up with Alexandra Prieux, CEO at France-based ALCEDIAG, which should be first to market with the first of what could be a series of tests.

Interview with Sandro Cilurzo, CEO & Co-Founder of Sedimentum

We hear a lot about digital and artificial intelligence (AI) technology shaking up the healthcare sector. Usually, these innovations focus on digital platforms and innovative surgery techniques, and elder care rarely gets much of a look in when conversations about AI start. However, some companies are bucking that trend by using AI to detect falls, and more, in residential and elderly care settings. We talk to Sandro Cilurzo, CEO & Co-Founder of Swiss healthcare start-up Sedimentum, to find out more.

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