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Spanish dental group looks to Portugal for expansion

Despite forming only last year, Vivanta is a top three player in a fragmented Spanish dental market. Healthcare Europa caught up with CEO Juan Olave to find out more about the group’s progress to date, and its plans for the future.

Amazon makes further inroads into healthcare

Amazon, the e-commerce giant that takes $4 of every $10 spent online in the US, this month bought PillPack, a pharmaceutical delivery service that cuts out the brick-and-mortar pharmacy. Shares in traditional drug stores chains fell off a cliff-edge, Walgreen Boots Alliance by 10% and CVS Pharmacy by 8%. Today, it’s pharma. But tomorrow..? Healthcare Nova speaks to a tech-savvy operator who sees the e-commerce giant soon venturing into health insurance, AI and data-storage.

HC-One sale update

HC-One, the UK's largest care home provider by beds, was put up for sale in May 2018 and a £1bn price tag has been reported. Healthcare Europa looks further at the ongoing sale. Healthcare Europa understands the company, founded in 2011, has a run-rate EBITDA in excess of £100m, revenue of over £650m, and bank […]

NHS-style problems could cloud Polish healthcare – but there is a silver lining

Polish healthcare reform is in full swing. Healthcare Europa speaks to an Eastern Europe-based analyst who thinks building a UK NHS style-system will not only bring with it all the benefits, but also all of the pitfalls of publicly run healthcare - which could ultimately open up the market further to private providers.

Spanish dental chain bites the dust

Spanish dental chain iDental looks to have closed all its clinics, as it faces widespread complaints about the way it has conducted its business.

Diaverum nearly doubles revenue in Romania

Global dialysis provider Diaverum saw 76% revenue growth in Romania in 2017 according to the Ministry of Finance. The impressive figures comes as speculation continues over the future of the group's Saudi Arabian contract.

UK care home preparing for £2.5bn sale

Healthcare Europa understands that the owners of Barchester Healthcare, the UK's third-largest care home group, have approached JP Morgan to prepare for a sale that could value the business at £2.5bn (€2.8bn).
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Insight & Interviews

Interview: BCG’s Michael Thorwarth – growth potential in the lab sector

Last week Healthcare Europa reported that Australian lab group Sonic Healthcare had acquired German anatomical pathology practice Pathologie Trier. With the European lab market looking increasingly consolidated, Healthcare Europa speaks to Boston Consulting Group partner Dr Michael Thorwarth about where he thinks growth potential in the sector lies.

Interview: Andy Jones, CEO, Ramsay Health Care UK 

Ramsay may be only the fifth largest private hospital operator in the UK but it is demonstrably the most cost-effective and has a clear-cut ambition to be the UK number one. We talk to Andy Jones about the individual market, NHS partnership, procurement and the hotelier model.

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?

Interview: Sanjeev Kanoria, founder, Advinia Healthcare

UK care home provider Advinia Healthcare has acquired 22 Bupa homes, bringing its operation to 38 homes with 3,250 beds. Healthcare Europa speaks to founder and chairman Dr Sanjeev Kanoria about his new homes, and why he thinks he can make a better job of running them than their previous owner.

Interview: Franz-Robert Klingan, Bain & Company

Healthcare Europa speaks to Franz-Robert Klingan, Munich-based partner at global consultants Bain & Company who runs its healthcare private equity practice for EMEA, to find out his three key messages from the last year and where he thinks the hotbeds of activity will be going forward.

Interview: Ruben Bhagobati, AMP Capital

Australia-based global investment group AMP Capital bought The Regard Group, a UK-based specialist care business, at the end of last year. Healthcare Europa catches up with Ruben Bhagobati, who heads up the company's infrastructure investment arm in Europe, to find out why he thinks the European specialist care market is the one to watch.

Care Delivery: Building integrated care for patients with many co-morbidities

The term integrated care can sometimes feel like an over-used buzzword.  So it can help to think about what it means for the very patients who are most often failed by existing fragmented systems of care. For Jonathan Darer that means those with complex co-morbidities and how they are treated across the medical system from acute to their homes. Here we to talk to Dr.Darer, Medical Director, Siemens Healthineers and former chief innovation officer at Geisinger to explore why and what integrated care for such patients should look like and how to best deliver it. Few healthcare systems in the world are yet capable of delivering a continuity of care experience that is needed for these complex patients.
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HBI Presentations

Top Six Workforce Risks for Private Health Facilities: Dr. Kate Tulenko, Corvus Health – HBI 2018

A massive training market is opening up, thanks to the huge shortages the world faces of health and care staff. Kate has been analysing the sector for over decade for The World Bank and Corvus Health. Here she case-studies how countries and private operators are building capacity and increasing workforce efficiency. What are the viable business models for Europe and Emerging Markets?

How Cultural Change Delivers: Samantha Laurent, Unilabs – HBI 2018

Happy employees deliver better service, driving better returns. Here Samantha looks at how Unilabs has managed cultural change at every level in the organisation from delivery men to senior management. New models include defining service best practice working with Ritz Carlton through to the introduction of 360 degree feedback and the iceberg model of behavioural drivers.

Healthcare Real Estate: Presentation, David Batchelor, CBRE – HBI 2018

Real estate is now at the heart of most deals in health care services. Often, it is the key to premium pricing and deals won and lost. In a data-driven presentation, David looks at valuations and forecasts across Europe and Emerging Markets. He then X-rays deals made or broken by property.

Partnership for Prevention: Presentation, Jeanette Ryan, GSK – HBI 2018

Partnership for Prevention is a revolutionary preventive healthcare programme for all GSK employees and their benefits-eligible family members, regardless of role and location. It enables access, at little or no cost, to up to 40 evidence-based preventive health services, including immunisations, cancer screening, preventive exams, prenatal care and tobacco cessation, as well as treatment options for conditions such as HIV and cardiovascular disease. All services were chosen based on evidence-based medicine and recommendations from the World Health Organisation. Jeanette has been with the programme since its start which has now been rolled out to well over 100,000 employees, plus their families, in approximately 100 countries. She walks us through GSK’s rationale for a preventive healthcare programme of this scale, the dynamics required to work with partners for successful implementation and how GSK engages with employees on health and wellbeing.

Integrated Provider Models – Beauty or Beast?: Presentation, Wolf Kupatt, amedes – HBI 2018

Unusually, big diagnostic lab group amedes also runs a national network of specialist outpatient doctor practices across Germany in areas such as gynaecology, fertility, diabetes and metabolic medicine. The beauty of such vertical integration is that amedes can offer more holistic treatment and brings together specialist doctors with formidable skills sets with equally specialist diagnostics. The beast is that the model adds considerable complexity and highlights potential conflicts of interest that exist in most integrated healthcare models.
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