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Senior Group looks to Baltics for expansion

France-based assisted living operator Senior Group is looking for a Baltics breakthrough after initial ambitious attempts stalled. We speak to CEO Nicolai Kobliakov as the company looks for investors. 

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: Giuseppe Recchi, CEO and Rowland Illing, CMO, Affidea

In a wide-ranging interview, we look at Affidea’s strategy and view of the market covering everything from partnerships with AI outfits, elite hospitals and payors through to the growth of private pay and the opportunities to manage entire health systems. How will the imaging services and radiotherapy group with HBI estimated sales of around €370m in 2017 grow and build over the next five years?

Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.

Interview: Dr Rajgopal Thirumalai, Vice President, Global Medical & Occupational Health, Unilever

Unilever runs a global health and prevention programme in over 90 countries for its 169,000  employees. How? What does Dr Thirumalai (known as Dr Raj) think of the private healthcare services sector? And what changes does he expect in the future? And what does he expect from digital health and AI? Dr Raj is also a non-executive independent director of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise and a speaker at HBI 2018 on April 10-11 in London.

Interview: Attila Vegh, CEO, Penta Hospitals Group

By 2025 Penta Hospitals Group (PHG) owned by private equity house Penta Investments, plans to more than triple sales to over €1bn. But growth could be even faster, says its new CEO, Attila Vegh, a former boss of three large English NHS hospital trusts. The real ambition of the group, a merger of Svet Zdravia in Slovakia, the Polish chain EMC and Penta’s hospitals in Czech Republic, is even greater than the sales forecasts suggest. Much of the growth he says will come from working with the public sector. Vegh says that Penta wants to be “a disrupter, a company which introduces best practice and innovation,” thus persuading public payors to rethink their attitude to the private sector. So how do you do that in a region which is becoming increasingly statist and hostile to international capitalism?

Report: Recession failed to force healthcare reform

How did the crash hit European public healthcare systems? Seven years on, an exhaustive new book by a dozen academics, Economic Crisis, Health Systems and Health in Europe, suggests the deep recession has had little impact. The book’s 500 pages narrow down on how countries responded to the crisis. Interestingly, when Healthcare Europa looked at […]

Permira to build new imaging services provider

Private equity house Permira is backing a merger between Mesa Medical, a Pan-European supplier of third party maintenance and used imaging kit, and Asteral, which is the largest provider of managed equipment services around imaging equipment in the UK. The deal will alarm suppliers like Siemens, GE and Philips.

What are the prospects for nursing homes in Eastern Europe?

Batipart, the big property group which is a big investor in Korian, is quietly exploring the East European care home market with Senior Group, a small company ran out of Paris by Nicolai Kobliakov. We talk to him about demand for private beds in East Europe and his plans to launch an invasion of prefabricated cottages for the elderly in France. Kobliakov spoke at a recent session at property conference MIPIM arranged by Stephan Pichon, the healthcare proerty expert at Your Care Consult in Paris.

Bribery in healthcare

The vast majority of bribes paid by citizens in Europe have to do with access to healthcare, according to an EU anti-corruption report. Healthcare and pharma businesses in Europe are also the most likely of any industry, with 77% agreeing, to think that corruption is widespread in their country. The report puts the total cost of corruption in the EU at €120bn - a little less than the annual EU budget. We look at the underlying numbers.

Interview: Dimitris Moulavasilis, Chief Executive, Euromedic

How are players dependent on a shrinking public purse in South and East Europe reacting? Who better to ask than Dimitris Moulavasilis, CEO of Euromedic? The company offers imaging, labs and oncology services in 15 countries, from Ireland and Portugal in the West to Russia and Turkey in the East.

Private individuals shoulder healthcare burden

OECD figures for the early years of the recession show individuals paying more out-of-pocket (OOP) and on private medical insurance (PMI) as growth in public expenditure slowed to a halt. But statistics are often uncertain - DG Ecofin and the IMF disagreed publicly on stats for country healthcare spending at a recent conference.

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