Proton therapy grows

Investors and states have ploughed capex into new proton therapy machines across Europe as the machines get smaller, the range of use cases grows and more private insurers start to cover the therapy.

Still unclear where for-profit sector will benefit from EU funds

European countries will spend about €50bn on healthcare infrastructure spending thanks to loans and grants from the EU. However, we are months down the line and it's still not clear how the for-profit will benefit. Some operators are also worried that a flood of public sector capex spending will make them less competitive.

HBI Interview: Carlos Nueno, President, International, Teladoc 

How fast is the world outside America adopting telehealth and digital care in all its forms? Who better to ask than Carlos Nueno, president International for Teladoc Health, which ties with Ping An from China for the title of the world’s largest telehealth operator. So, what new business models are being rolled out and when? And how are countries adopting the new technology?

How Affidea is driving 10% MRI scan growth

European imaging provider Affidea sees 10% volume growth on MRI scans where it has deployed a programme to track how and when machines are used with proprietary software. Senior VP regional COO Zisis Sotiriou talks to HBI about how it has optimised clinical protocols, identified efficiency savings and gained an extra €2m revenue a year.

Market conditions right for Unilabs to sell

HBI hears rumour that pan-European laboratory and imaging group Unilabs could sell soon. We explore how its private equity owner Apax could make a much-anticipated exit. 

Small-mid market M&A round up

As expected, M&A deal flow slowed through August as bankers and executives headed out on summer vacations. HBI has caught up with the mid-to-small-cap deals you may have missed; featuring hospitals, ophthalmology, and homecare. 

Homecare wages rise as vacancies jump sixfold

Wages in Europe's domiciliary care market have risen up to 15% as the sector scrambles for staff, driven by a sixfold jump in empty vacancies and better protections for governments. This will likely signal a care cost inflation across the continent as one operator tells HBI that the costs will be passed on to the customer.

NMC founder alleges multi-billion dollar fraud

BR Shetty, founder of the GCC’s largest for-profit healthcare operator NMC Healthcare, has issued legal proceedings seeking $8bn in damages, claiming audit firm EY, Bank of Baroda, and Netherlands-based Credit Europe Bank were part of a co-ordinated and deliberate conspiracy to remove money from his businesses.

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