Telehealth and eHealth


Key themes and takeaways from the IFC’s Emerging Markets conference

Last month, thought leaders from private healthcare systems across the globe gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, to network, share their findings, and consider how emerging markets can become more resilient. HBI was there, and these are our key themes and takeaways.

Interview: Norberto Jannuzzi, Partner, Patria 

HBI caught up with Norberto Jannuzzi, partner at Brazil based private equity group Patria Investimentos and 'Making smart investment choices' panelist at IFC’s Global Private Health Conference in Cape Town this week.

EU approves new digi-physical primary care service in Ireland

The EU has given the green light to a joint venture between Centric Health, Ireland’s only major private primary care chain, and Irish Life Health, one of Ireland’s four private health insurers. The joint venture will provide a new digi-physical primary care service to Irish Life Health customers. 

Chris Toth, CEO, Varian, a Siemens Healthineers Company

In April last year, medical device giant Siemens Healthineers acquired Varian Medical Systems in one of the largest all cash MedTech transactions in history. HBI catches up with Varian CEO Chris Toth to find out more about the deal, and Varian’s plans for the future. 

Interview: Lars Dahle, founder, Dignio

Having spent the last 10 years of his life building a multi-million revenue company, Dignio founder Lars Dahle has found the last week since he stepped down as CEO rather quiet. HBI catches up with him in reflective mood, as he chats about how he built the business up, and how he really feels about leaving his company's future in others' hands.

Is Uber Health über or unter?

Uber Health, essentially a taxi service to help non-urgent patients get to hospital appointments, has launched in Australia. But how much will it change healthcare services?

Amazon to bet $12bn on health care

Amazon is among the bidders in the $8bn auction of AI/big data US player Signify Health. That comes just over a month after it bought loss-making US primary care chain One Medical for $3.9bn. The tech giant is also closing its existing telehealth arm, Amazon Care.

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