News About Italy

 

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. 

Garofalo’s IPO likely to worry Big Three

Family-owned Italian hospital and nursing home operator Garofalo's listing on the Milan Stock exchange fetched a smaller price than market watchers may have expected. What does its multiple mean for the trio of Italian groups waiting in the wings to IPO?

Italian hospital group set to IPO

Mid-market Italian hospital group Garofalo Health Care has filed a request to list on the Milan stock exchange (Borsa Italiana), to raise funds for further expansion.

Cerba expands

Cerba HealthCare, the big French international diagnostic lab group, is expanding rapidly in Italy and looking at other markets.

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.

Healthcare insurers: what does a successful strategy look like?

Here we look at what strategies private medical insurers plan to follow over the next few years based on our attendance at UniGlobal's 10th conference in Berlin. This complements our other article - International Healthcare Insurers - It's a Hard Life - which gives a picture of where insurers really are today.

Dementia insurance policies in Europe within a year

Dementia policies which pay out for care are available in Japan and the USA and will be sold in Europe by the autumn of 2019 or earlier, says Peter Ohmenus, President and CEO of Dacadoo, the digital genetics wellness platform.

Korian to buy-up big Belgian portfolio

French nursing home giant Korian, the second largest nursing home group in Europe by revenue, has announced exclusive negotiations to buy what remains of Senior Assist's Belgian portfolio. We look at the deal and speak to CEO of the seller, Bart Vanderschrick.

Heads of NMC Health and San Donato sign agreement – but why?

NMC Health's founder and chairman B.R. Shetty has signed an agreement with San Donato, the largest hospital group in Italy, that will allow the latter to export its medical expertise to the UAE, says Italian press. It comes just a few months after San Donato's young president announced the group was considering selling a minority stake or IPOing.

Heads of NMC Health and San Donato sign agreement – but why?

NMC Health's founder and chairman B.R. Shetty has signed an agreement with San Donato, the largest hospital group in Italy, that will allow the latter to export its medical expertise to the UAE, says Italian press. It comes just a few months after San Donato's young president announced the group was considering selling a minority stake or IPOing.

Interview: BCG’s Michael Thorwarth – growth potential in the lab sector

Last week Healthcare Europa reported that Australian lab group Sonic Healthcare had acquired German anatomical pathology practice Pathologie Trier. With the European lab market looking increasingly consolidated, Healthcare Europa speaks to Boston Consulting Group partner Dr Michael Thorwarth about where he thinks growth potential in the sector lies.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2018: Programme that minimises radiation doses for CT scans

CT scans, particularly in emergency settings, can generate high doses of radiation. Affidea has rolled out a programme across its 235 centres in 16 countries which prescribes levels for 72 different CT scans. This is based on its database of 75,000 examinations a month. This has led to Affidea creating 105 unified protocols to standardize operating procedures for CT scans. This program is key to Affidea’s strategy for winning international tenders.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2018: Optimising nursing workload and staff allocation

ISMETT is an organ transplant centre developed in partnership between the Region of Sicily, the Civico and Cervello Hospitals in Palermo and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. In 2013 it developed a Nursing Care Score system, built into the electronic health record to optimise nursing workload and staff allocation. The system takes 53 nursing work tasks and assigns them a score. This is then used to determine the nurse to patient ratio and the nurse’s tasks related to each patient. The outcomes have had a positive impact on nurse job satisfaction and the frequency of adverse events.

Building international homecare businesses

Domiciliary homecare is regarded with much scepticism by private equity and many large nursing home groups. How do you build quality?  How do you compete with mom'n'pops? But some groups are definitely building scale internationally.

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