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Interview: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, claims to be the largest rehabilitation hospital in the USA, and works with groups from Bulgaria to UAE. HBI talk to Kelly Cox Watkins, Vice President, Market Development and Barry Fleischer, Executive Director, Advisory Services, about how to build a successful rehabilitation service, their groups' focus on patient ability, not adapting to disability and what that means in practice, and about its advisory work.

Exclusive: Babylon has partnership with Ascension

After months of rumours around how Babylon would enter the US market, HBI can exclusively reveal a jointly-run app between the UK-based telehealth player and not-for-profit US-based hospital group Ascension has been quietly launched.

Veritas Genetics stalls in the States

Veritas Genetics, the US startup pioneering the sequencing of entire genomes, has ceased operating in the US, putting a spotlight on the future of its European and LATAM operations. The news comes following a price cut in the States which was designed to bring more customers onboard, but it seems its direct-to-consumer model struggled as […]

Interview: Rajesh Rao, CEO, IndusHealth

US healthcare is so prohibitively expensive that not only are employers paying for employees to have surgery abroad and covering all costs - they are paying the employees thousands of dollars as an incentive to go too! HBI speaks to the CEO of a company trying to grow the US employer-funded medical travel segment, who sees opportunities for providers in Europe and Latin America.

Interview with WebMD: We have no plans to become a diagnostics tool

WebMD, the world's largest health information website, just got even larger with the acquisition of its close rival Aptus Health. HBI speaks to Jeremy Schneider, the company's group general manager, about whether the platform could ever become a healthcare provider, the acquisition and its ambitions outside of the US. 

Interview: Julian Andriesz, CEO, Verita Healthcare

The massive latent demand to live longer is being tapped by a new generation of health care providers. British entrepreneur Julian Andriesz, 53, made a first fortune building business in SE Asia and got into prevention after watching his mother die of ovarian cancer, diagnosed late. He says his intention is to help his clients, whether they are healthy, have cancer or auto-immune diseases, to live longer, better lives. Verita has a chain of 10 clinics, believes its digital health disease prevention and management platform is about to become the largest in the world and owns IP, and research and manufacturing in Europe, Asia and Australia.

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