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Can pan-Nordic synergies really exist?

Three of the Nordic's largest operators took to the stage at HBI 2019 to speak about pan-Nordic collaboration. Here's what Fredrik Gren, CEO of Ambea, Alexander Wennergren Helm, CEO of Aleris, and Yrjö Närnhinen, CEO of Terveystalo, said.

Innovative services tackle rising mental health need

Companies with innovative digital and inpatient solutions claim to be rallying to meet the enormous global demand for specialist mental healthcare. The sector presents a unique challenge, as demand for services still far outstrips supply. At HBI 2019's panel on psychiatry and mental health, led by consultancy firm Candesic, UK digital platform XenZone, Norwegian inpatient provider Incita and German psychiatric specialists Schoen Klinik explained their takes on the issue.

The politics of privatisating Nordic elderly care

Market forces are not the only factors determining the fate of private providers in Nordic elderly care. As local elections near in Norway and national government in Sweden continues to be run by a struggling minority group, we speak to operators in both countries and take a look at how a political climate can create a warm welcome to the private market - or rain on its parade.

European digital telemonitoring platform signs contract in China

After months of travelling to China, ignoring his critics and struggling to convince even his own board it was worth him persisting, the CEO of a Norway-based digital telemonitoring platform has just signed a deal with a Chinese company that just might be the start of something big. Healthcare Europa speaks to Lars Dahle from Dignio to find out more.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2017: Remote patient monitoring and telehealth that massively cuts costs

A combination of remote patient monitoring and telehealth for patients with chronic conditions, such as diabetes, COPD, Hypertension and Cardiovascular conditions that demonstrates a 46.5pc drop in costs compared with traditional Primary Care services, 32 % fewer hospital admissions, 42% fewer doctors appointments and 59% less time spent with home nurses.

Capio appoints surprise new CEO

Pan-European hospital operator Capio has appointed Attila Vegh, chairman and CEO of Czechia-based Penta hospitals, as its new president and CEO.

Unilabs: Culture and brand transformation

A year ago we spent an evening with Jos Lamers, the CEO of Unilabs. A company doctor, who specialises in turning companies around, Lamers changed 80% of the top 100 top managers at Unilabs within 18 months of arrival. He decidedly (and correctly) delegated responsibility for achieving ambitious targets down to national managers. Yet here was this ambitious, tough-talking CEO enthusiastically describing the value of 360 degree reviews, the need for senior managers to reveal their vulnerabilities and ways in which people can achieve personal and performance change within the workplace. Blending a pragmatic, turnaround mindset with an appreciation of the softer skills required for managing change as clearly worked. Unilabs has dramatically lowered churn, upped organic growth and halved recruitment costs. We talked to Samantha Laurent, Unilabs’ Chief People Officer to find out more.

Kry: The Business Model

Here we look at the business model deployed by Kry, which together with Medgate and babylon, is one of Europe’s largest player in the delivery of digital healthcare. The Swedish company claims 2% of all doctor primary care visits in Sweden (350,000 since launch) and has since spring 2017 opened in Spain and Norway with a series of other openings planned in 2018 and pilot permission in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg.  So what does it offer, who pays and how does it see the policymaker and legal debate around digital health rolling out across Europe?

M&A pushes Attendo’s 2017 revenue higher

Income from recent expansions pushed pan-Nordic care home group Attendo’s revenue in 2017 higher, but the ailing Danish market has hit profit margin, the company said on 15 February. We also speculate on the new CEO.

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.

Borelius quits as Attendo CEO

In a shock move, the man who has built Attendo into the largest Nordic care group over more than a decade announced his departure.

Falck set to sell off part of its business, claim sources

Sources close to Falck, the international ambulance, fire service, homecare and healthcare group, say it is talking to interested parties about selling off parts of the business. But, as we hear a big deal is on the cards,  what is it likely to sell – and for what kinds of multiples?

Capio buys Norwegian ophthalmology chain

Listed Swedish healthcare provider Capio has bought its third ophthalmology operator in a year, acquiring Norwegian company Orbita. We speak to Capio about the deal and look at how private hospitals are moving from inpatient to outpatient.

HBI Awards 2017: Innovative low cost business model winner, Dignio

“Dignio Remote Care” is a combination of Remote Patient Monitoring and Telehealth with a unique preventive methodology given to patients with chronic conditions, such as Diabetes, COPD, Hypertension and Cardiovascular conditions. Dignio claims to lower hospital admissions by 32%, doctors appointments by 42% and 59% .

Interview: Yngvar Tov Herbjørnssønn, CEO of Norlandia

It is one year since Nordics company Norlandia, which runs nursing homes and social care units in Norway, Sweden and Finland, appointed its new CEO Yngvar Tov Herbjørnssønn. Healthcare Europa chats with him about the group's relationship with municipalities, international expansion and changes in the long-term care market in the region.

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