Business Models and Strategy


What innovations are health tech investors most excited about in 2024?

Healthcare is a sector in which it can be hard to innovate. Regulations are tight and risk aversion is rife. This is understandable — justifiable, even — given lives are at stake. But it means the sector doesn’t see much creative destruction in the models it uses for delivering care. 

PMI’s changing business model

Access to primary care is now the number one reason people in the UK want private medical insurance (PMI), according to data collected by UK health insurer Vitality. Other NHS countries have been seeing similar trends since Covid. Katie Tryon, Vitality’s Director of Health Strategy, spoke about how this has completely changed the PMI business model — for the better — at HBI’s conference last month.

Exploring ‘dark labs’, at-home testing potential, and the diagnostic lab sector’s consolidation at HBI 2024

The global laboratory diagnostics market has grown significantly, with research estimating its value at around USD $210.58 billion in 2023. It is expected to reach approximately USD $284.38 billion by 2033, expanding at a CAGR of 3.05% from 2024 to 2033. This growth is driven by rising chronic diseases, an ageing population, and the increasing demand for early diagnostics. At HBI 2024, the panel 'Laboratory Diagnostics – Growth Beyond Consolidation' brought together industry experts.

Veterinary fundamentals as strong as human healthcare, with more consolidation opportunities and less regulatory risk

Speakers at HBI’s first ever panel on the veterinary sector made a compelling case for the sector’s investability to HBI 2024 attendees. Demand is resilient and growing, supported by a growing number of pets as well as greater expenditure from pet owners as the range of services expands. Demand growth is also supported by greater price flexibility than human healthcare typically has in most European countries. And almost all the continent’s markets remain unconsolidated. 

Dentistry’s digital future — HBI 2024

At a fascinating HBI 2024 workshop on transforming the dental services industry, innovators outlined bold new business models designed to improve access to affordable, high-quality oral care for millions across Europe.

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