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Slew of M&A deals expected in Germany as MVZ investment ban “off the table”

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach’s intention to ban investors from owning outpatient facilities appears to no longer have any realistic chance of being passed. Investors and advisors are consequently gearing up for a flurry of deals in H2 from pent-up demand. 

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Spanish firms dominate Europe’s fertility industry

This week's HBI infographic explores the top five fertility companies in Europe.  The analysis is grounded in 2022 revenue data taken from our own HBI database.
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How can patients be encouraged to become active consumers of healthcare?

Last week we reported on the UK government’s plan to increase the options available to NHS England patients for certain types of out-of-hospital care, in what it hailed as “the largest expansion of patient choice in the NHS in a decade”. 
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Interview: Dr. Volker Wendel, Sanoptis

Dr. Volker Wendel founded Sanoptis in 2018 in Switzerland with Carsten Horn. Six years later, the group has grown to more than 400 locations across six European countries. The group was initially backed by PE firm Telemos Capital, who then sold it to Belgian holding company Group Bruxelles Lambert (in 2022). Wendel explains to us how the group is able to add value to ophthalmologists who join the network and shares which areas the group will be focusing on in the coming years.

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Interview: Sham Sokka, Chief Operating and Technology Officer, DeepHealth
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Sham Sokka is Chief Operations and Technology Officer for DeepHealth, a digital technology subsidiary of RadNet, which is the largest provider of outpatient imaging services in the US, with almost 370 centres across the country. ...

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Interview: Audrey Tsang, Co-CEO, Clue
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Women’s health offers a huge opportunity for investors, with conditions like endometriosis underserved. What business models can help support this? Audrey Tsang is co-CEO at women's health app company Clue. She talks to HBI about how she thinks the gender hea...

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How can patients be encouraged to become active consumers of healthcare?
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Last week we reported on the UK government’s plan to increase the options available to NHS England patients for certain types of out-of-hospital care, in what it hailed as “the largest expansion of patient choice in the NHS in a decade”. ...

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How do you get patients to do what they say they will? Tastier carrots or bigger sticks?
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The UK this week reported that people on long-term sick leave or classed as economically inactive has risen to 2.8 million, up 300,000 on the previous year. This statistic came fast on the heels of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s latest controversial speech cal...

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Are retirement villages still the future of elderly care?
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Back in 2021 there was a definite sense amongst those involved in Europe’s elderly care sector that investment into retirement villages was set to explode. But in the last couple of years investment into new retirement village sites has stalled. Is this just...

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Optum and Walmart fail at telehealth and low-cost care — what does this teach us?
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This week saw the news that retail giant Walmart is shutting down its 51 centres and its virtual care offering launched in 2020, and that insurer UnitedHealth’s Optum Virtual Care service was also being shut down after launching in 2021. ...

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