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Spanish dental group looks to Portugal for expansion

Despite forming only last year, Vivanta is a top three player in a fragmented Spanish dental market. Healthcare Europa caught up with CEO Juan Olave to find out more about the group’s progress to date, and its plans for the future.

Interview: BCG’s Michael Thorwarth – growth potential in the lab sector

Last week Healthcare Europa reported that Australian lab group Sonic Healthcare had acquired German anatomical pathology practice Pathologie Trier. With the European lab market looking increasingly consolidated, Healthcare Europa speaks to Boston Consulting Group partner Dr Michael Thorwarth about where he thinks growth potential in the sector lies.

Spanish dental chain bites the dust

Spanish dental chain iDental looks to have closed all its clinics, as it faces widespread complaints about the way it has conducted its business.

Programme that minimises radiation doses for CT scans

CT scans, particularly in emergency settings, can generate high doses of radiation. Affidea has rolled out a programme across its 235 centres in 16 countries which prescribes levels for 72 different CT scans. This is based on its database of 75,000 examinations a month. This has led to Affidea creating 105 unified protocols to standardize operating procedures for CT scans. This program is key to Affidea’s strategy for winning international tenders.

Unilabs: Culture and brand transformation

A year ago we spent an evening with Jos Lamers, the CEO of Unilabs. A company doctor, who specialises in turning companies around, Lamers changed 80% of the top 100 top managers at Unilabs within 18 months of arrival. He decidedly (and correctly) delegated responsibility for achieving ambitious targets down to national managers. Yet here was this ambitious, tough-talking CEO enthusiastically describing the value of 360 degree reviews, the need for senior managers to reveal their vulnerabilities and ways in which people can achieve personal and performance change within the workplace. Blending a pragmatic, turnaround mindset with an appreciation of the softer skills required for managing change as clearly worked. Unilabs has dramatically lowered churn, upped organic growth and halved recruitment costs. We talked to Samantha Laurent, Unilabs’ Chief People Officer to find out more.

Interview: Giuseppe Recchi, CEO and Rowland Illing, CMO, Affidea

In a wide-ranging interview, we look at Affidea’s strategy and view of the market covering everything from partnerships with AI outfits, elite hospitals and payors through to the growth of private pay and the opportunities to manage entire health systems. How will the imaging services and radiotherapy group with HBI estimated sales of around €370m in 2017 grow and build over the next five years?

Kry: The Business Model

Here we look at the business model deployed by Kry, which together with Medgate and babylon, is one of Europe’s largest player in the delivery of digital healthcare. The Swedish company claims 2% of all doctor primary care visits in Sweden (350,000 since launch) and has since spring 2017 opened in Spain and Norway with a series of other openings planned in 2018 and pilot permission in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg.  So what does it offer, who pays and how does it see the policymaker and legal debate around digital health rolling out across Europe?

Interview: Franz-Robert Klingan, Bain & Company

Healthcare Europa speaks to Franz-Robert Klingan, Munich-based partner at global consultants Bain & Company who runs its healthcare private equity practice for EMEA, to find out his three key messages from the last year and where he thinks the hotbeds of activity will be going forward.

Interview: Franz-Robert Klingan, Bain & Company

Healthcare Europa speaks to Franz-Robert Klingan, Munich-based partner at global consultants Bain & Company who runs its healthcare private equity practice for EMEA, to find out his three key messages from the last year and where he thinks the hotbeds of activity will be going forward.