The Chinese government is promoting traditional Chinese medicine globally, and is authorising payments from insurers for certain treatments. Despite that support, it still faces an uphill battle abroad. Healthcare Nova speaks to a market source.
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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.
January 17, 2018
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.
January 8, 2018
Plans by the Romanian government to potentially restrict access to private healthcare services in the country could hit profits in the sector, industry insiders tell Healthcare Europa.
December 20, 2017
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.
December 5, 2017
Failings in the Romanian public hospital sector are driving doctors out. We speak to industry insiders to find out why the financial crisis could be a disaster for public healthcare - and a boon for for-profit operators.
December 4, 2017
Chinese insurance giant Ping An has become the second largest shareholder in Singapore-based Fullerton Health Corporation, after investing RMB800m ($121m) to acquire a 17% stake.
November 29, 2017
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.
November 22, 2017
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.
November 22, 2017
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.