Outpatient (ex Primary Care)


NMC identifies $335m side deals and sacks CEO

In an announcement put out after trading, the independent review board appointed by NMC has identified side deals on procurement worth US$335m with the founders for which NMC is liable and that were made without board approval. It has also removed Mr Prasanth Manghat from his position of Director and CEO of the Company with immediate effect.

Interview: Stefan Biesdorf, partner, health informatics and big data, McKinsey

Hospitals and insurers have been looking for consolidated digital health platforms ever since they grew tired of 'pilotitus' from a fragmented market. But what if they could become a central administrator to an "ecosystem" where thousands of start-ups become third-party plug-ins? Biesdorf is convinced that this is about to happen in Germany.

Mexican clinic boosts low-income patients by monetising quality

With the help of a results-based financing mechanism, Mexico's largest specialised diabetes provider Clínicas del Azúcar has doubled its number of patients from the poorest segments of society and tells HBI it can now double the locations for potential clinics. We speak to its CEO and the co-creator of 'social impact incentives' about how to monetise extra value in impact investing.

Employer-pay growth loses to individual at big occupational healthcare groups

Occupational healthcare groups Medicover and Terveystalo are growing revenue at upwards of 25%, much faster than the 6-9% seen in other publicly listed groups so far this year. Historically employer-funded, individual pay is now growing three times faster than corporate. With Fresenius Helios setting out occupational healthcare expansion plans, what is the future of corporate pay?

Interview: Stefan Klussmann, co-founder of Planerio

Poor scheduling, especially in DRG funded models, can be financially devastating if it leads to closed facilities and wasted patient appointments. What solutions are available to the market? HBI speaks to the founder of one automated scheduling solution, Planerio, about keeping MRIs running through M&A, complying with the law and Germany's workforce shortage.

Exclusive: IFC-backed HHI acquires AAR Healthcare

IFC-backed holding company Hospital Holding Limited (HHI) is close to acquiring AAR Healthcare after it received approval from the Kenyan competition authority, HBI can exclusively reveal.

Finnish region to launch €1bn healthcare tender

One of Finland's regions has taken a stand against continued SOTE delays by opting to outsource its health and social services through a joint venture worth up to €1bn with a single operator. It's the first substantial tender since new outsourcing tenders were banned in 2016 - could other regions follow?

Mid Europa pulls Regina Maria sale

PE firm Mid Europa has pulled the sale of its Romanian healthcare provider Regina Maria, but may re-launch it in the second half of 2021.

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