Finland has enacted GDPR-compliant legislation that will give third parties access to national Finnish healthcare data – a move yet to be made elsewhere. HBI speaks to delegates at this year’s HIMSS conference in Helsinki.
How do you make a success of telemonitoring for patients, professionals and health systems alike? This was the key question for the expert panel at HBI2019's policy summit which included Dr Daan Dohmen, CEO of Dutch telemonitoring company FocusCura, and managing director of social welfare for the Province of Barcelona Josep Muñoz Luque.
One of Europe's most developed digital health markets, Sweden, is at risk as policymakers consider reimbursement reductions and making its B2C telehealth players restructure to reduce scale. Providers say they might abandon the market.
Earlier this year, German hospital and psychiatric specialist Asklepios bought a Dutch platform for mental health services despite no reimbursement in place at the time. Only yesterday did the German Ministry of Health announce a draft bill for the reimbursement of digital therapy software. We speak to the CEOs of Dutch platform Karify, UK platform Xenzone as well as the CEO of French international psychiatric clinics, Clinéa, about the risks of going international.
One of South Africa's largest acute care groups is piloting a nurse-led, bricks and mortar but digitally managed, primary care model based in a retail unit. Confused? HBI speaks to group operations executive, Tanya Little, at Life Healthcare to find out more.
HBI reports from the Sub-Saharan Africa panel at HBI 2019, where Teo Sarda, CEO of Sphera, Dr Shrey Viranna, CEO of Life, and Audrey Obara, head of healthcare for Swedfund, talked about how to sustainably invest in Africa.
Three of the Nordic's largest operators took to the stage at HBI 2019 to speak about pan-Nordic collaboration. Here's what Fredrik Gren, CEO of Ambea, Alexander Wennergren Helm, CEO of Aleris, and Yrjö Närnhinen, CEO of Terveystalo, said.
If there was one overriding theme to come out of HBI 2019, it is that the future is digital - and in some cases, it's here. Ten per cent of Finland's population is registered to use Mehilainen's digital healthcare app, patients make 25k digital healthcare visits every month in Sweden, and 90% of the world's healthcare data has been created in the past two years.
Today, telehealth delivers up to 7% of all primary care in Europe. What of tomorrow? Major providers say they want to provide up to 80%, but is that realistic? HBI examines the evidence and speaks to a telehealth startup making impressive inroads.