Outpatient (ex Primary Care)


Muted electronic patient record rollout in Germany

Just 2% of publicly insured Germans have registered to see their electronic patient record (ePA) since access was made mandatory at the beginning of the year. Many either don't know it exists or are worried about data privacy, HBI hears. That settles some answers to the question of whether it's worthwhile giving patients access to their own data.

Digital coaching start-up Liva Healthcare raises €24.5m

Digital coaching group Liva Healthcare has raised €24.5m, led by Verlinvest, as it targets expansion into Germany and Benelux states. CEO Andre Sode tells HBI that providers using the tool can better monitor up to five times more patients annually.

Europe’s orthopaedic implant industry being transformed by innovation, regulation, and price pressure

As healthcare becomes ever more personalised it’s impacting specialised markets, such as orthopaedics. This piece, authored by Alina Trabattoni, Dr Kristoffer Kenta, and Dr Leonid Shapiro of  health and social care consultancy Candesic, reviews how things are evolving in this pan-EU market after speaking to implant manufacturers, surgeons and patients, and reviewing clinical and patient recorded outcomes.

HBI 2020: Lessons on reaching the patient

An insurer, an integrated healthcare provider and a telehealth player are three providers with very different experiences of being able to reach the patient. HBI looks at four tangible lessons from Aetna, Medicover and Kry from HBI 2020.

HBI 2020: Investor interest in hospitals increases while outpatient valuations drop

Investors from varied backgrounds - infrastructure, private equity, and REIT, are all bullish about the prospects for healthcare investment in 2021, according to a panel of experts speaking at the HBI 2020 European Investment Panel discussion. But the pandemic may have 'readjusted the relative value discussion across sectors' according to one private equity investor.

HBI 2020: Medtech and services – new partnerships and opportunities

The relationship between medtech and its customers is changing. No longer is medtech wheeled out for a one-off purchase. Long-term partnerships are being built, and patients and providers are benefitting. An expert panel at HBI 2020 explored the burgeoning relationship between medtech and services, and some of the challenges this presented.

Guiding surgery – from the other side of the world

Proximie is a UK-based start-up whose solutions allow medical staff to watch, learn from, and even guide, operations happening at the other side of the word. CEO Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram tells HBI that it's now deployed in over 300 hospitals and is soon to embark on a Series B.

European mid-market deals return but top end still quiet

Middle-market M&A is picking up again across healthcare sub-sectors in Europe, but investors are still reluctant to take the leap on larger assets. We round up where deals are - and aren't happening, and why. There is close to €1.2bn revenue up for grabs in the dentistry sector, nearly €1bn in the psychiatry sector, and around €750m in other outpatient services like ophthalmology and IVF.

Life sells Scanmed after second impairment of 2020

South African hospital group Life Healthcare has sold its Polish subsidiary Scanmed to CEE private equity investor Abris for PLN 340m ($91m) but has had to impair the asset by nearly half as the offer came in below the book value.

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