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New medical services for Africa

An African temporary medical staff agency, international telepathology for diagnosing cancer and a cloud-based HR service are among the new projects from Corvus Health, the new for-profit business launched by Katherine Tulenko, an American with 15 years experience in health care services in emerging markets. She is a speaker at HBI 2018, April 10-11, 2018 in London. We explore the projects.

FREE 20 perverse incentives and stupid things in health care services

Here is our New Year list of stupid things in health care services. It comes with a stupidity index where 10 is very stupid and an Easy to Fix index where 1 is very easy and 10 is all but impossible. Please give us your comments (in confidence!) and let us know of any additions you may have. Just email max@healthcarebusinessinternational.com.

FREE 20 perverse incentives and stupid things in health care services

Here is our New Year list of stupid things in health care services. It comes with a stupidity index where 10 is very stupid and an Easy to Fix index where 1 is very easy and 10 is all but impossible. Please give us your comments (in confidence!) and let us know of any additions you may have. Just email max@healthcarebusinessinternational.com. 

Dentacoin – a cryptocurrency for the dental industry

A clinic in Taiwan just became the fourth dental practice to accept Dentacoin (DCN), after locations in the UK, Bulgaria and India opted into the dental industry exclusive cryptocurrency. Does it have a future?

IDH, Man Capital and IFC take stakes Nigerian diagnostic-group Echo-Scan

LSE-listed Integrated Diagnostics (IDH) acquired a majority stake in Nigerian lab and imaging group Echo-Scan today with its family office partner Man Capital. The development bank IFC also took an equity stake and all three partners will invest a total of $25m to expand the group.

Mediclinic – new CEO and break up valuation

In an unusual move, Mediclinic has appointed its chief medical officer Dr Carel Aron (Ronnie) van der Merwe as CEO, replacing Danie Meintjes, who has held the post since 2010.  Meanwhile we ask what Mediclinic's break up value would be? The group is currently valued at £3.95bn on the London Stock Exchange.

Outpatient sector in South Africa and Brazil, psychiatry in GCC + hospitals in India

We continue to add to our database of the Top 1,200 private operators in Emerging markets.  We've just looked at outpatient chains in Brazil and South Africa, which are growing fast offering primary care, some specialist outpatient work and a bit of ambulatory surgery. We've also identified two rare psychiatric hospitals in the GCC where there are huge taboos around mental health. The database gives you a clear and accurate overview of the healthcare services sector from Chile to China.   In South Africa we found a thriving outpatient sector.  Intercare (which we interviewed here) has recently sold a stake to Mediclinic. We identified several direct competitors including Advanced Health, which is listed on the JSE.  In Brazil we found a series of fast-growing outpatient clinics targeting rapid roll outs. They include Dr Consulta, GlobalMed and Clinica Fares. The database now has 90 outpatient chains. In the GCC a good contact identified the two reputable players in psychiatry, a taboo area. We plan to add more private psychiatry units. In India we've added a range of operators including regional players in medicalised homecare.