Telehealth and eHealth


Muted electronic patient record rollout in Germany

Just 2% of publicly insured Germans have registered to see their electronic patient record (ePA) since access was made mandatory at the beginning of the year. Many either don't know it exists or are worried about data privacy, HBI hears. That settles some answers to the question of whether it's worthwhile giving patients access to their own data.

How the world’s largest consumer PE house views healthcare

At HBI 2020 we interviewed Chinta Bhagat, a managing partner at private equity house L Catterton, the world’s biggest private equity investor in consumer products and retail, about the destruction of the general hospital and the new digital models that will replace it. “If you don’t have digital embedded in everything you do in such a way as to give the customer a choice of how to interact with you, your business will eventually be destroyed,” he says. Bhagat should know, he led McKinsey’s healthcare practice in Asia for many years and at Khazanah Nasional was intimately involved in the creation of Pan-Asian hospital chain IHH. He is now scouting the world for digital healthcare investment opportunities.

Digital coaching start-up Liva Healthcare raises €24.5m

Digital coaching group Liva Healthcare has raised €24.5m, led by Verlinvest, as it targets expansion into Germany and Benelux states. CEO Andre Sode tells HBI that providers using the tool can better monitor up to five times more patients annually.

HBI 2020: Lessons on reaching the patient

An insurer, an integrated healthcare provider and a telehealth player are three providers with very different experiences of being able to reach the patient. HBI looks at four tangible lessons from Aetna, Medicover and Kry from HBI 2020.

HBI 2020: Data drives Ping An and Teladoc’s global expansion

Ping An and Teladoc revealed their plans for global expansion at HBI 2020. The former says it's hard to leave such a big domestic market as China but has sights set on SE Asia and 'the developing world'. Teladoc is focused on Europe, Brazil and also on Ping An's home turf, China! Both are now capable of delivering full acuity care and have driven their insights using some of healthcare's largest datasets.

HBI 2020: Investor interest in hospitals increases while outpatient valuations drop

Investors from varied backgrounds - infrastructure, private equity, and REIT, are all bullish about the prospects for healthcare investment in 2021, according to a panel of experts speaking at the HBI 2020 European Investment Panel discussion. But the pandemic may have 'readjusted the relative value discussion across sectors' according to one private equity investor.

HBI 2020: Medtech and services – new partnerships and opportunities

The relationship between medtech and its customers is changing. No longer is medtech wheeled out for a one-off purchase. Long-term partnerships are being built, and patients and providers are benefitting. An expert panel at HBI 2020 explored the burgeoning relationship between medtech and services, and some of the challenges this presented.

HBI 2020: Care homes may never return to pre-COVID occupancy

The COVID-19 pandemic is driving regulatory changes in the care home sector across western Europe, said speakers on the 'Elderly Care: How big is the opportunity?' panel at HBI 2020. One said: "Do not assume you will ever see a return to pre-COVID levels of occupancy."

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