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Germany’s new frontier for digital healthcare

Germany's digital health sector has been overhauled as the Bundestag passes a law that will see prescribed health apps and teleconsultations publicly reimbursed, alongside a whole host of other reforms. HBI explains the law, assesses data on doctor attitudes to digital care, and looks at who is already moving in the sector.

Five things we learnt at the Budapest Private Health Forum

This week HBI attended Portfolio's private healthcare forum in Budapest. We got an update on the country's ongoing insurance reform, the latest consolidation efforts and limp towards digitalisation. Here are our key takeaways: 

Mehiläinen makes offer for Pihlajalinna and reveals international expansion

As first speculated by HBI last year, Finnish health and social care provider Mehiläinen has offered to buy competitor Pihlajalinna. We talk to Mehiläinen CEO Janne-Olli Järvenpää and local sources about integrating the two companies, competition concerns, the possibility of a bidding war and international expansion, which Järvenpää gives HBI exclusive details on.

Funding change to force Finnish groups back into preventive care

From next year Finland, one of Europe's largest occupational healthcare markets, will change funding structures to incentivise employers to spend more on preventive care and less on medical care. HBI explains the law and looks at how it will affect the market.

Interview: Anders Lönnberg, Politician, Health Care expert, Sweden

Joyously replete with war stories lost and won, Lönnberg, a combative diabetic and social democratic politician has spent the past thirty years fighting for change in health care. So what has he learnt about how health care works? And what is the solution?

FREE BLOG New HBI pipeline tool reveals long-held investments 

Nearly a third of all private equity-owned health care businesses in Europe have been held for at least five years, according to the new HBI Deals Pipeline tool. That suggests many private equity houses are struggling to sell on their investments.

Humanitas may buy Regina Maria

Conglomerate-owned Italian hospital group Humanitas is in the process to buy Romanian healthcare group Regina Maria. HBI understands Mid Europa tried to sell the company before summer without success, possibly because of the price.

Medsi set for Russian clinic chain acquisition

Russian publicly-traded investor Sistema and its healthcare network Medsi is in talks with Russia’s largest insurance private company AlfaStrakhovanie to buy 100% of its Alfa Health Center clinics, according to the Russian press.

Government won’t win price control battle

The Indian government is unlikely to manage to control hospital pricing, despite its battle over stents and other consumables. And none of the big hospital groups are embracing the government's low-cost scheme to cover 50m families.

Penta courts investors

HBI can exclusively reveal that multi-national CEE hospital chain Penta has started meeting with investors with a view to selling at least a minority stake, months after it denied the company was for sale. It tells HBI that it wants a partner who can support international expansion plans.

Connect Health adopts AI platform

One of Britain's largest for-profit physiotherapy providers has moved to an AI platform to improve efficiency. We look at the operator's business model and how it will be using AI.

Insurers in Croatia trying to verticalise polyclinics

HBI hears that some of Croatia's private health insurers have been buying polyclinics in a bid to verticalise the outpatient market, but an investor says that it can be difficult to make the model work.

Integrated healthcare: What works, what doesn’t

What is integrated health care as practiced today in Europe? What can it deliver? And what are the barriers to its adoption>?  We look at the lessons from three large projects that have all run for over a decade - The Wigan Deal (UK), Tiohundra (Sweden) and Kinzigtal/OptiMedis (Germany). All three will present at the HBI Policy Summit, April 20-22, 2020, London. 

Interview: Peter Graf, CEO, Tiohundra

Uniquely, we think in Europe, Tiohundra, an organisation serving a municipality of 62,000, has fully merged social care and health care delivery. Social care (elderly care, disabled care, homecare, psychiatry) and health care (hospitals and primary care) – have been melded in to a single organisation. So what are the learnings? And are we going […]

Triton to buy Aleris for 18x EBITDA

Private equity group Triton is to acquire Aleris' healthcare services business, nine months after owner Investor AB sold off its social care segment. It values Aleris at 2.6-2.8bn SEK (€246-265m) or 17-18x 2018 EBITDA. 

Interview: Kevin Doyle, Managing Director, Ascenti

Defying the trope that physiotherapy is un-investable or un-scaleable, UK outfit Ascenti has grown to around €50m in sales, directly employing physiotherapists and demonstrating profitability. HBI talks to managing director Kevin Doyle, a former footballer, about Ascenti's business model, retention, payment models, leveraging digital and why physiotherapy isn't like ophthalmology or dentistry.
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