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Integrated care and value health set to soar in Europe

European politicians increasingly get the value of care which integrates social and acute or the holistic treatment of chronic diseases. They also want value healthcare models which reward operators for quality. Pilots are becoming larger and, in some cases, have been rolled out as long-term projects covering millions of people. There are plenty of opportunities for nimble private sector players. We look at what is happening across Europe.

Optimedis gets new investor

Integrated care operator Optimedis, which is now active in the UK and the Netherlands as well as Germany, is getting a new round of financing and has also linked up with big diagnostic groups. 

The pace of Saudi reform and outsourcing

Talk of an explosion in private sector opportunities in developing the Saudi health sector abound and are getting active attention from Houston to New Delhi. 

Interview: Shamsheer Vayalil, CEO, VPS Healthcare

VPS Healthcare, the GCC/Indian hospital and generic drugs group, with 2017 sales of about $1bn, plans to IPO within 2-3 years. Meanwhile, it wants to invest $150m in Indian hospitals. VPS founder 40 year-old Dr Shamsheer Vayalil, has also just launched a private equity fund Trovant Capital which has made its first investment buying a hunk of Amanat, a GCC fund which is investing (rather slowly) in healthcare and education. We caught up with him in London.

Rural US healthcare giant plans to open 300 primary care clinics in Ghana

A giant US-based rural health group is looking to expand its operations in Ghana, from 25 clinics to 300 over the next 3-4 years. We speak to Dr Dan Blue and Jim Slack, Executive VP and VP respectively of Sanford World Clinics about expansion, working with the Ghanaian government and reaching break-even.

The next frontier – the German outpatient sector

The outpatient sector in Europe, long fragmented into millions of providers, is the new frontier for consolidation. And no market is bigger than Germany where medical offices accounted for €51.5bn of expenditure in 2016 and statutory insurers spent €13.7bn alone on dentistry. Many investors and entrepreneurs have the sector in their sights.