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The latest deals in telehealth

Telehealth is a constantly evolving industry and a fast-changing market. Here's a round up of the latest deals.

Five opportunities for the private sector under new UK NHS reform

This week NHS England has unveiled its 'Long Term Plan'. It sets out how the publicly-funded health service is going to adapt to meet the changing demands of the population while trying to remain sustainable. Private-sector involvement is still a politically charged issue. The words 'private sector' are only mentioned once in a 136 page report. HBI delves into that report to find potential opportunities for the for-profit sector.

Government promises innovators easier access to UK NHS

Private providers have, in the past, found it difficult to try and introduce their innovation into the NHS. Now, the UK government is promising to create a better environment for digital and technology companies to thrive and providers are excited. 

PMI penetration rises across Europe

The number of people who are covered by private health insurance has largely risen across Europe in the past decade, according to a report by the OECD.

“For-profit operators are key to UHC” says report

Universal Health Coverage is one of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and it's expected to be completed by 2030. But a newly released report argues that a lack of PPPs is stalling that goal. Healthcare Nova looks at the key findings...

Doctrin targets NHS, as KRY’s UK rollout begins

Swedish-telehealth company KRY has begun its UK roll-out. At the same time, competitor Doctrin exclusively tells Healthcare Europa that it too is in discussions with NHS health authorities and is preparing to expand. UK-based Babylon soon could be facing its first serious competitor for home market share. Healthcare Europa assesses the UK market and these competing business models.

Ada opens up markets with new languages

German telehealth company Ada claims that introducing new languages on its AI-powered “symptom checker” app will eventually open the market up to an additional 102 million people.

Ada opens up markets with new languages

German telehealth company Ada claims that introducing new languages on its AI-powered "symptom checker" app will eventually open the market up to an additional 102 million people.

A way to triple telehealth take-up

A member of the senior management team at an international health insurance provider tells Healthcare Nova that an experiment with premiums has tripled the take-up of telehealth in one of their markets.

Telehealth sells B2G for the first time in Denmark

A Danish-telehealth provider has signed a contract with a regional health authority to help deliver online consultations, which it says makes it the first digital health company to sell B2G in the country.

Min Doktor goes physical in Sweden

Sweden's second largest telehealth provider has expanded into physical care after making a deal with ICA Gruppen, a large retailer with a focus on food and health.

Babylon adverts changed after they are ruled ‘misleading’

UK-telehealth company Babylon has been forced to alter information on its own website and advertisements after authorities declared it 'misleading', for claiming appointments could be arranged within minutes without mentioning registration with a doctor was needed.

PharmAccess helps roll out Universal Healthcare Cover

PharmAccess Foundation, the pioneering Dutch NGO which has lent money to 1,000 for-profit clinics across Africa and launched an innovative mobile health payment scheme in Kenya is now working closely with governments.

PharmAccess helps roll out Universal Healthcare Cover

PharmAccess Foundation, the pioneering Dutch NGO which has lent money to 1,000 for-profit clinics across Africa and launched an innovative mobile health payment scheme in Kenya is now working closely with governments.

Healthcare insurers: what does a successful strategy look like?

Here we look at what strategies private medical insurers plan to follow over the next few years based on our attendance at UniGlobal's 10th conference in Berlin. This complements our other article - International Healthcare Insurers - It's a Hard Life - which gives a picture of where insurers really are today.

Minister supports Babylon, but do its numbers add up?

The UK health secretary earlier this week told staff at online consultation and advice service Babylon that he supported the nationwide introduction of the company's remote consultation app GP at Hand. But how well has the company fared so far? We try to make sense of the figures.

FREE BLOG The secret of Israeli healthcare

It is ironic that conferences on best practice in healthcare are dominated by Americans – the people who have the world’s most dysfunctional healthcare system. Israel and Taiwan are much better bets. So how do they do it?

Is a B2C or B2B focus best for wellbeing apps?

Wellbeing has moved from the latest fad to a respected tool for recruiting staff and keeping them productive. Employees benefit from positive health and early diagnosis, and employers, insurers and healthcare providers see huge cost-savings. But what is the best way to enter the market - B2B or B2C? We speak to an insurer providing wellness in the workplace. .

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