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NMC Health shares soar as investors bid for stake: but is it a serious offer?

Unnamed groups, one linked to Chinese conglomerate Fosun, have reportedly bid nearly $2bn for a 40% stake in London-listed global healthcare group NMC Health, according to a Reuters story, sending the share price soaring on the same day as its H1 2019 results. But the offer looks like it is still far below NMC Health's peak share price of August 2018, so why on earth would they sell now? We give the reaction of analysts, advisers and investors. 

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Private health insurance penetration in the Nordics

This week HBI looks at how many people in Sweden, Norway and Denmark have got health insured and how that insurance is funded. 
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Interview: Julia Khalimova, Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Specialist, International Finance Corporation (IFC) 3mo ago Log in to see article extract

A recent study in the Lancet showed that it was more dangerous to have access to poor quality health care than to have no access to health care. That is particularly true in...

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Interview: Dr. Mathias Goyen, Chief Medical Officer - Europe, GE Healthcare 4mo ago Log in to see article extract

After years of talk, artificial intelligence is here now and being deployed across health care. So what will be its near-term impact? We talk to Mathias Goyen about specifically...

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The moral quandary of NHS Trusts going abroad 3d ago Log in to see article extract

This week, we heard that a well-known UK NHS Trust is pulling out of Abu Dhabi, UAE, highlighting that exporting healthcare abroad is not for the faint-hearted. Successful or not,...

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The bumpy road to cheaper insurance in Brazil 1w ago Log in to see article extract

Brazilian health insurance will inevitably get cheaper - it has to. Providers are already feeling the pressure to get their act together and improve service efficiencies, but how...

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Can digital health's new unicorns live up to their valuations? 2w ago Log in to see article extract

When a start-up gets valued, it's not so much about what the company is worth today but more about how it is expected to perform over the next few years. High fundraising rounds...

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For-profit healthcare, a necessary evil in NHS systems? 3w ago Log in to see article extract

In a lot of Western European countries, especially where there is a national health service funded by taxation, for-profit healthcare providers are seen at best as a necessary...

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The moral quandary of NHS Trusts going abroad

This week, we heard that a well-known UK NHS Trust is pulling out of Abu Dhabi, UAE, highlighting that exporting healthcare abroad is not for the faint-hearted. Successful or not, HBI thinks that public healthcare operators embarking on such ventures face a moral quandary.
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Interview: Tony Romero, CEO, Cygnet Healthcare

The UK psychiatry and disabled care markets are facing many challenges - the uncertainty of Brexit, an unstable pound, and scandals at The Priory have all taken their toll. We interview CEO of Cygnet Healthcare, Tony Romero, on the biggest issues facing the market and what future he sees for a sector where two of the biggest players could both soon be on the block.

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