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Interview: Giuseppe Recchi, CEO, Affidea

Healthcare Europa speaks to Giuseppe Recchi, CEO of pan-European advanced diagnostic imaging specialist Affidea, to find out about the company’s foray into outpatient care, the state of AI, and plans for the future.

Axa shakes up Switzerland

Healthcare insurer Axa is shaking up the Swiss market by turning it on its head. It is offering to find consumers the cheapest statutory insurance product which all but guarantees that they get Axa’s supplementary product for free.

New performance-based payment system for Swiss psychiatry

The new performance-based reimbursement system for Swiss inpatient psychiatric institutions poses "a considerable challenge to the financial management of Swiss psychiatries" according to PwC. Healthcare Europa speaks to Head of Swiss Healthcare at PwC, Patrick Schwendener, to find out more.

Swiss hospital group partners up with geriatric clinic

Swiss Medical Network (SMN), Switzerland's second largest private hospital group with 17 facilities across the country, is partnering with Siloah, a geriatric clinic in Bern. We speak to SMN to find out more.

Mediclinic consolidates Geneva hospital market

South African, Middle Eastern and European hospital group Mediclinic has expanded in Geneva through its Swiss subsidiary Hirslanden. A joint venture between Hirslanden's Clinique de la Colline and the Clinique des Grangettes will see Mediclinic take 60% equity with a call option to take the remainder in four years time, dependent on performance.

Hirslanden appoints new CFO

Hirslanden, the Swiss private clinic group owned by listed South African group Mediclinic, has appointed a new CFO.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2018: 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.