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Interview: Giuseppe Recchi, CEO, Affidea

Healthcare Europa speaks to Giuseppe Recchi, CEO of pan-European advanced diagnostic imaging specialist Affidea, to find out about the company’s foray into outpatient care, the state of AI, and plans for the future.

Turkey’s largest hospital group on the hunt for acquisitions

MLP Care, Turkey's largest hospital group which runs the Medical Park chain, saw substantial revenue and  EBITDA growth in the first six months of the year. Group CFO Burcu Ozturk tells us that is now looking to expand via acquisitions after opening two new hospitals this year.

FREE BLOG HBI Awards 2018: Programme that minimises radiation doses for CT scans

CT scans, particularly in emergency settings, can generate high doses of radiation. Affidea has rolled out a programme across its 235 centres in 16 countries which prescribes levels for 72 different CT scans. This is based on its database of 75,000 examinations a month. This has led to Affidea creating 105 unified protocols to standardize operating procedures for CT scans. This program is key to Affidea’s strategy for winning international tenders.

Interview: Muharrem Usta, Chairman, MLP Care

We talk to MLP Care chairman Muharrem Usta about the group's business model, growth strategy, long-term prospects and rumours about upcoming co-pay reforms. It IPOed in February on the Borsa Istanbul, which has since plummeted, dragging down MLP's share price. But the company is upbeat and recently added hospitals in Pendik and Mersin to its portfolio.

Interview: Giuseppe Recchi, CEO and Rowland Illing, CMO, Affidea

In a wide-ranging interview, we look at Affidea’s strategy and view of the market covering everything from partnerships with AI outfits, elite hospitals and payors through to the growth of private pay and the opportunities to manage entire health systems. How will the imaging services and radiotherapy group with HBI estimated sales of around €370m in 2017 grow and build over the next five years?

The problems with investing in MENA

The biggest problem with investing in healthcare in MENA isn’t returning capital – it’s raising it in the first place. But it's not the only problem. Dr Helmut Scheuhsler, chairman and managing partner for TVM Capital in Dubai and Munich, shared his thoughts about at HBI 2018.