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FREE BLOG What will B2C diagnostics sector do post Covid?

The direct-to-consumer or B2C diagnostics sector began well before Covid. Over the past decade, increasing numbers of people have used at-home testing kits to screen for a variety of diseases (cancers, cardiac diseases and STIs), as well as to evaluate genetic susceptibility and find out about their ancestry.

EMEA’s Top 100 largest groups by revenue revealed

HBI’s inaugural HBI Health Care Services Top 100 lists the largest 100 companies by EMEA health care services revenue. In total revenue their revenue came to over €105bn - and we've uncovered some surprising winners and losers. 

Centric plans to continue expansion despite losses

Centric Health, the largest provider of primary care by revenue to Ireland’s 2.3 million privately insured patients, is planning to expand both domestically and abroad. Despite making a loss two years in a row, CEO Maurice Cox tells HBI the company is in good financial shape, and has been spending to grow.

McDermott Will & Emery talks Europe’s complex regulatory landscape

Encroaching protectionism from governments across Europe is leading to some initiatives that might limit foreign investment in key strategic services like healthcare. Sharon Lamb, a partner with law firm MWE, talks to HBI about those new laws and a host of others introduced over the last year. It’s a complex regulatory and reimbursement landscape but MWE has a new report to help. 

Efficiency innovations becoming added-value for oxygen suppliers

Many oxygen suppliers have been continuously hostile to innovation that could make delivery more efficient, HBI hears. The pandemic has renewed attention on supply, pricing and patient outcomes leading to some to reassess the approach. HBI speaks to one medical device company that claims to save up to 80% of oxygen for an inpatient. 

How the world’s largest consumer PE house views healthcare

At HBI 2020 we interviewed Chinta Bhagat, a managing partner at private equity house L Catterton, the world’s biggest private equity investor in consumer products and retail, about the destruction of the general hospital and the new digital models that will replace it. “If you don’t have digital embedded in everything you do in such a way as to give the customer a choice of how to interact with you, your business will eventually be destroyed,” he says. Bhagat should know, he led McKinsey’s healthcare practice in Asia for many years and at Khazanah Nasional was intimately involved in the creation of Pan-Asian hospital chain IHH. He is now scouting the world for digital healthcare investment opportunities.

The worst hit hospital markets

Just a quarter of all for-profit hospital markets we cover are expected to see positive growth in 2020, data from HBI Intelligence shows. Hospitals in East and Southern Europe, the UK and South Africa have been the worst hit in a year that saw huge drops in elective and even essential acute care.

Interview: Klaus Boehncke, Partner, L.E.K. Consulting 

What can you do with AI and big data today and what will be possible within three years? Why has adoption been slower than you might have expected? And what sort of role should health care providers look to play? HBI gets an expert view from digital, technology and business strategy expert Klaus Boehncke, partner at L.E.K. Consulting, who is chairing the Best Practice Workshop: Delivering Digital Excellence: A Framework for Success at HBI 2020 in two weeks.

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