Covid and Sweden boost Terveystalo

Terveystalo, one of Finland’s two for-profit healthcare giants, saw strong growth in 2021, helped by its recent move into Sweden and a Covid boost. We speak to Terveystalo’s head of investor relations and two analysts, to analyse growth drivers.

Patriotic bonus does not stop the brain drain from Poland

To halt the brain drain, in 2018 the Polish government introduced the "patriotic bonus". Doctors who agreed to stay in Poland for at least two years after finishing their post-graduate specialisation receive an additional monthly payment throughout that training. But has it made a difference? HBI, speaks to Dr Witold Paweł Kalbarczyk, advisor in the healthcare sector and former board member of EMC, as well as to CxOs in a large Polish operator and private equity fund investing in the region.

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.

Interview: Dr Hugo Stephenson, CEO, Induction Healthcare

The Induction Switch app is used by the majority of hospital doctors in the UK but its owner has only very recently started generating revenue a year after launching on the AIM. That's despite a userbase stretching South Africa, Australia and the USA. Its CEO, an entrepreneur who has founded no less than three health tech companies, talks to HBI about how it plans to turn free-using customers into revenue-generating customers.

Each COVID-19 patient could mean one healthcare worker in isolation

In the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak, a third of all patients treated at one Wuhan hospital were healthcare workers that had treated positive patients. This week's infographic brings together stats from the worst affected areas to look at how must of the workforce might be lost to sickness.

Digitalising the temp recruitment market

Locum's Nest is one of several apps trying to eat the huge UK temporary healthcare staffing market. We talk to non-exec and angel investor Stephen Kelly, former CEO of the big international accountancy software firm Sage Group and former COO for efficiency for the UK government, about the market.

Kate Tulenko, CEO of Corvus Health, on the Filipino skills drain

Filipino nurses have been flooding out of the country for decades to pursue more lucrative opportunities. What does this mean for Filipino healthcare? We speak to global workforce expert Kate Tulenko from US-based Corvus Health on the ramifications of the Filipino skills drain.

Germany welcomes wave of Filipino nurses to combat recruitment crisis

Asklepios, Germany's second largest operator of private hospitals by revenue, has set up a pipeline from the Philippines with an initial cohort of 260 being recruited and more to follow. We speak to a healthcare workforce specialist and a German-based  operator to find out why.

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