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US real-estate investor enters Dutch elderly care

US real-estate investor Heitman has entered the Dutch elderly care market with the acquisition of De Leyhoeve, a high-end assisted living facility for the elderly. We speak to a Dutch market expert about its business model, which takes a luxurious approach to assisted living.

Could Dutch hospital bankrupcies herald the death of a market?

Two major for-profit Dutch hospitals went bankrupt last month after insurance companies refused to shoulder their economic woes. Both hospitals were part of MC Groep - a Dutch group which privatises failing public hospitals. What does this mean to the wider Dutch market? We speak to a Dutch healthcare expert to find out more.

PharmAccess helps roll out Universal Healthcare Cover

PharmAccess Foundation, the pioneering Dutch NGO which has lent money to 1,000 for-profit clinics across Africa and launched an innovative mobile health payment scheme in Kenya is now working closely with governments.

European domiciliary care provider breaks even in Asia

Buurtzorg, a Dutch domiciliary care business, is finally breaking even on the Asian market after a challenging first few years. We speak to Buurtzorg Asia's CEO Stephan Dyckerhoff about the difficulties of implementing his model in the far East.

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.

New Dutch value-based payment system for mental health services

Dutch health insurer Menzis has put in place value-based payments dependent on healthcare providers' results for the treatment of depression. We speak to a market expert and a Dutch outpatient provider in mental health about the changes.

Assisted living shortage in Netherlands

There is a growing shortage of assisted living housing and the Netherlands according to a new report. Healthcare Europa speaks to a Netherlands-based healthcare expert to find out why more groups are not stepping in to take advantage of this.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2017: Connecting sub-Saharan Africa to better healthcare through mobile technology

PharmAccess is a Dutch NGO that works to improve healthcare access and services in sub-Saharan Africa through mobile technology and providing financial loans. It was a finalist because the M-TIBA solution is unique, claims 250,000 users and incremental increase in revenue. It connects patients and providers, remitters and employers, as well as governments, insurers and donors onto one platform.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2017: Supporting mental health with online supplementary digital care

Karify acts as a cloud-based platform, that supports mental health therapy sessions with online supplementary digital care. It is active in the field of mental health and provide tailored unique programs in depression, anxiety, ADHD, mindfulness, chronic pain, meditation and substance disorder programs. The platform claims to cut readmission rates by between 11-40%.

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.

Orpea buys again in Netherlands

France-based international care giant Orpea continues to establish a foothold in the Dutch healthcare market, with the acquisition of nursing home chain Dagelijks Leven. Healthcare Europa speaks to a Paris-based consultant following Orpea, and Dutch adviser, to find out more.

Big Dutch move to value health

We hear that the Dutch government has reached agreement to move to a value health model with healthcare budgets frozen from 2021 onwards. A fund of €425m has been set up to enable the change, much of which will be spent on digital health solutions. 

Is Unilabs looking to consolidate Dutch imaging?

Could pan-European lab player Unilabs be looking to consolidate the Dutch diagnostic market? It recently completed the purchase of Medlon, a laboratory with a workforce of around 450 employees. We speak to an advisor who thinks this might just lead to further consolidation of an unusual market.

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