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FREE 20 perverse incentives and stupid things in health care services

Here is our New Year list of stupid things in health care services. It comes with a stupidity index where 10 is very stupid and an Easy to Fix index where 1 is very easy and 10 is all but impossible. Please give us your comments (in confidence!) and let us know of any additions you may have. Just email max@healthcarebusinessinternational.com.

FREE 20 perverse incentives and stupid things in health care services

Here is our New Year list of stupid things in health care services. It comes with a stupidity index where 10 is very stupid and an Easy to Fix index where 1 is very easy and 10 is all but impossible. Please give us your comments (in confidence!) and let us know of any additions you may have. Just email max@healthcarebusinessinternational.com. 

Nordic chain cracks America and looks to the world

A Nordic addiction clinic chain has cracked America, licensing its methodology to two North American groups and is now looking at international expansion in Far East Asia and the Middle East, including taking equity in partners. It claims that its outpatient approach achieves better results than inpatient rehab at a tenth of the cost and puts the size of the US addiction treatment market at $35bn.

Air Liquide enters home healthcare market in Saudi Arabia

French industrial and healthcare gases giant Air Liquide has entered the medicalised homecare market in Saudi Arabia, with the acquisition of what, it claims, is the largest player in the respiratory homecare sector.

Dubai Health Authority to cover three most common cancers

Local operators say they are impressed by plans from Dubai Health Authority to extend mandatory insurance cover to include the three most common forms of cancer.  But they would like to see it crack down on massive medical wastage and fraud. 

NMC Health enters Egyptian hospital sector through management contract

London-listed London-listed NMC Health has entered the Egyptian hospital sector through its management contract with UAE-based Emirates Healthcare Group, which has bought a stake in one of the top two players there. Local outlets have misreported this as an NMC acquisition, who spoke to us to clarify. Here we give more background. 

NMC reveals plans for expansion in 2018

London-listed GCC healthcare provider NMC Health plans to expand in GCC through small acquisitions, expand further into MENA, and potentially move into other emerging market countries through operation and maintenance contracts (O&M), while expanding its fertility segment globally. We speak to NMC to find out more.

Dentacoin – a cryptocurrency for the dental industry

A clinic in Taiwan just became the fourth dental practice to accept Dentacoin (DCN), after locations in the UK, Bulgaria and India opted into the dental industry exclusive cryptocurrency. Does it have a future?

Mediclinic – new CEO and break up valuation

In an unusual move, Mediclinic has appointed its chief medical officer Dr Carel Aron (Ronnie) van der Merwe as CEO, replacing Danie Meintjes, who has held the post since 2010. Meanwhile we ask what Mediclinic’s break up value would be? The group is currently valued at £3.95bn on the London Stock Exchange.

Mediclinic – new CEO and break up valuation

In an unusual move, Mediclinic has appointed its chief medical officer Dr Carel Aron (Ronnie) van der Merwe as CEO, replacing Danie Meintjes, who has held the post since 2010.  Meanwhile we ask what Mediclinic's break up value would be? The group is currently valued at £3.95bn on the London Stock Exchange.