News About Telehealth and eHealth


Germany’s new frontier for digital healthcare

Germany's digital health sector has been overhauled as the Bundestag passes a law that will see prescribed health apps and teleconsultations publicly reimbursed, alongside a whole host of other reforms. HBI explains the law, assesses data on doctor attitudes to digital care, and looks at who is already moving in the sector.

Asklepios bets big on digital

Asklepios, the second-largest German for-profit hospital group, plans to spend €500m on digitisation.

Interview: Anders Lönnberg, Politician, Health Care expert, Sweden

Joyously replete with war stories lost and won, Lönnberg, a combative diabetic and social democratic politician has spent the past thirty years fighting for change in health care. So what has he learnt about how health care works? And what is the solution?

FREE BLOG New HBI pipeline tool reveals long-held investments 

Nearly a third of all private equity-owned health care businesses in Europe have been held for at least five years, according to the new HBI Deals Pipeline tool. That suggests many private equity houses are struggling to sell on their investments.

Big teleradiology provider for sale as sector hots up

London-listed investment firm ICG is reportedly selling its UK-Australia teleradiology platform Everlight Radiology, while a Spanish diagnostics group recently entered the Latin American market with a small deal. The deals show two of the four cross-border teleradiology streams we have identified.

Dubai Health Authority finally relaxes rules on telehealth

Two years after Dubai Health Authority (DHA) issued an order regulating telehealth, the department has finally cleared up rules around what the doctor is allowed to do in a doctor-patient teleconsultation. HBI examines how the new regulations will change the market and how they compare to elsewhere in the world.

A poacher turns gamekeeper: Austrian health care reform     

After 19 years as a health care services expert working as an investment banker, analyst and consultant, Martin Brunninger has returned to his native Austria to become director-general for healthcare and social care. In this role, he is responsible for reforming the entire health and social care system under the new reformist conservative coalition government which came to power in December 2017 and is likely to hold power for a few years. We talk to Brunninger about the likely changes and his change in role.

Verita pulls wraps off massive digital to retail preventative platform

Verita Health, the global preventative healthcare group aiming to reduce chronic disease and extend life expectancy, is building what it claims is the largest digital health platform in the world by buying and merging five platforms in Asia, Europe and the USA.  At the same time, Verita is moving its health offering into hotels, retail and cosmetic clinics across several continents.  We talk to CEO Julian Andriesz, who is the plenary speaker at HBI 2020, April 20-22, London.

Interview with WebMD: We have no plans to become a diagnostics tool

WebMD, the world's largest health information website, just got even larger with the acquisition of its close rival Aptus Health. HBI speaks to Jeremy Schneider, the company's group general manager, about whether the platform could ever become a healthcare provider, the acquisition and its ambitions outside of the US. 

Schoen acquires start-up behind depression monitoring app

Schoen Clinic has acquired the start-up behind one of the world's most downloaded depression treatment apps, Moodpath. HBI speaks to the co-founder of Aurora Health about how the two companies want to jointly build a European wide digital platform for mental health.

French teleconsultation providers struggle in first year of reimbursement

Uptake of remote consultations has been slow in France's first year of reimbursement with its statutory insurer l'Assurance Maladie paying for just 60,000 appointments. HBI speaks to KRY's French subsidiary Livi, which says that complex and changing regulations have stopped the public payor market growing, but B2C remains strong.

Interview: Julian Andriesz, CEO, Verita Healthcare

The massive latent demand to live longer is being tapped by a new generation of health care providers. British entrepreneur Julian Andriesz, 53, made a first fortune building business in SE Asia and got into prevention after watching his mother die of ovarian cancer, diagnosed late. He says his intention is to help his clients, whether they are healthy, have cancer or auto-immune diseases, to live longer, better lives. Verita has a chain of 10 clinics, believes its digital health disease prevention and management platform is about to become the largest in the world and owns IP, and research and manufacturing in Europe, Asia and Australia.

How insurers are delivering preventative care through tech

HBI speaks to Hong-Kong-based insure tech startup CareVoice about how its solution supports insurers to deliver more bespoke plans in China, following its $10m Series A. As most global insurers are trying to pivot from being gatekeepers to caregivers, can solutions that provide preventative support help?

Interview: Peter Graf, CEO, Tiohundra

Uniquely, we think in Europe, Tiohundra, an organisation serving a municipality of 62,000, has fully merged social care and health care delivery. Social care (elderly care, disabled care, homecare, psychiatry) and health care (hospitals and primary care) – have been melded in to a single organisation. So what are the learnings? And are we going […]

KRY’s Livi becomes biggest NHS supplier of telehealth

KRY's UK subsidiary Livi now has the biggest patient catchment by volume for telehealth consultations in the UK after signing three new deals with the NHS. HBI speaks to its UK country manager, Luke Buhl-Nielsen, about the expansion and its impact so far.

Home Instead plans to “raise revenue” with telemonitoring contract

Domiciliary care provider Home Instead has contracted a telemonitoring platform to provide digital services across all 200 of its UK franchises. The CEO of that platform tells us why he believes there is a compelling business case for pairing telemonitoring with domiciliary care.
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