Telehealth and eHealth


Interview: Jalil Allabadi, CEO, Altibbi

Saudi Arabia’s largest telemedicine consultations platform Altibbi has managed to double its revenue for fifth consecutive year. CEO and founder Jalil Labadi shares the secrets behind this success with HBI, and talks strategy as the company develops.

Investment needed to fix Africa and South Asian infrastructure

Infrastructure barriers are hampering the growth of telemedicine in developing countries. While European health tech is on the rise, less developed areas of Africa and South Asia are at a crossroads, but investment is being made to fix the problem, HBI hears.

HBI Interview: Carlos Nueno, President, International, Teladoc 

How fast is the world outside America adopting telehealth and digital care in all its forms? Who better to ask than Carlos Nueno, president International for Teladoc Health, which ties with Ping An from China for the title of the world’s largest telehealth operator. So, what new business models are being rolled out and when? And how are countries adopting the new technology?

Dutch telehealth company retreats from physical primary care

Quin, a Dutch telehealth company founded by Bergman's former CEO, is selling the GP practices that started as an experiment in digi-physical care. Reports put the retreat down to staffing shortages and capacity management issues. 

Terveystalo finds growth in preventive services

Terveystalo, the largest healthcare group in Finland by revenue, has acquired Siverpersoona Oy which offers speech therapy and speech impairment services. In 2020 Sivupersoona’s revenue was approximately €3.5m.

Digital health’s big players’ valuations rocket

The heaviest hitters in Europe’s digital health market have valuations at an all-time high: Babylon is valued at $4.2bn, Kry at $2bn and Alan at €1.4bn. There remains, however, a huge disparity between the M&A and the fundraising markets, with most buyers of these start-ups opting for early-stage acquisitions. HBI gives an overview of the market. 

Families to get free granny tech from next year

Next year, Germany will launch a new telemonitoring reimbursement scheme to give families and carers free homecare tech. A similar bill for chronic disease management in France also might squeeze its way into next year's health budget.

AXA partners with Microsoft and buys providers

AXA and Microsoft have launched an ambitious and innovative digital healthcare platform that is already live in Italy and Germany with other major European countries to follow over the next six months.

Abu Dhabi signs Israeli MoUs for population health

Abu Dhabi will work with Israel's largest payor-provider Clalit and its largest hospital Sheba Medical Centre in two separate MoUs that promise to work on population health management, genome sequencing and digital health services.

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