One of Europe's most developed digital health markets, Sweden, is at risk as policymakers consider reimbursement reductions and making its B2C telehealth players restructure to reduce scale. Providers say they might abandon the market.
Investor is to complete its pullout from the health care services sector according to sources. Having flogged Aleris' primary care arm to and its care business to Ambea, we hear it now wants to sell off its hospital business in Sweden, Denmark and Norway.
Value health is the revolutionary idea pioneered by Harvard guru Michael Porter. He had the temerity to suggest providers should be rewarded for quality, rather than activity and that the patient should be viewed and consulted as customers. Invented in the early noughties, it hit a high water mark 7-8 years ago when Obamacare was rolled out incorporating the concept. Then it felt like an inexorable river.
A robust DACH session at HBI 2019 reached broad agreement over the most - and least - favourable areas for investment in healthcare in the region, but struggled to agree on the likely implication of the key legislation about to be brought in.
Three of the Nordic's largest operators took to the stage at HBI 2019 to speak about pan-Nordic collaboration. Here's what Fredrik Gren, CEO of Ambea, Alexander Wennergren Helm, CEO of Aleris, and Yrjö Närnhinen, CEO of Terveystalo, said.
How do you rationalise healthcare systems, get them to focus on prevention, and reduce wastage? Mckinsey's Senior Partner Penny Dash gave a global overview while major policymakers from the UK, French and Dutch public health systems discussed respective attempts, successes and challenges at HBI Policy Summit's Transformation session.
The South African government is taking a more private sector-friendly approach and should start utilising existing private sector capacity for elective surgeries in the next 1-2 years, according to a local operator.
A new law for the financing of long-term psychiatric care in the Netherlands has been sent to parliament. We speak to a Dutch source on what this could entail for operators on the market, including the possible increase of tariffs by 2021.
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Health is looking for more international operators to provide dialysis services across the Kingdom, despite having recently renewed contracts with Diaverum and DaVita. Local sources tell HBI that the Ministry wants international operators to help fill the supply gap in the Kingdom. The number of patients needing dialysis is expected to […]
In seven years Clare has built Connell Consulting to a large experienced team producing commercial due diligence on £5.5bn worth of deals in the last 12 months. That makes Connell Consulting the biggest commercial due diligence adviser within the UK social care sector. Here we look at the common assumptions in nursing home sector. Are they right?
Kenya's National Health Insurance Fund has released a list of all accredited inpatient hospitals, 20-25% of which are for-profits, as it goes through a series of reforms to achieve the holy grail of Universal Health Coverage. But the former chairman of one of the country's largest hospital groups tells us the full achievement of the […]
HBI is downgrading its growth forecast for the Irish fertility market. Legislation which looked set to publicly fund IVF and set up a new fertility legislative framework and regulator remains unenacted, and sources tell us there is no realistic prospect of it coming into force soon.
Recently-passed legislation has given South Africa's competition commission more powers to act on its findings in June 2018's health market inquiry, which was highly critical of the country's private healthcare sector.