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World’s largest virtual care company will target Europe after $18.5bn merger

Europe's digital health companies could be run out of the market following a $18.5bn merger between Teladoc Health and Livongo. The newly formed largest virtual care company in the world has its sights set on a global market, and Chinese operators are likely to follow suit into Europe.

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Infographic: Q2 results for EMEA acute operators (so far)

The COVID impact on the second-quarter results of EMEA's hospital and acute care operators is a hugely mixed picture, as per recent disclosures from operators in Germany, Spain, Russia, Portugal, South Africa, the Nordics and the US. Some are barely affected thanks to state protections, while others have seen hefty double-digit drops. 
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Making sense of the money markets isn't easy right now. But some big players - Ramsay, Zur Rose and TPG are still raising money and some sectors such as German outpatient are still seeing M&A consolidation....

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Joyously replete with war stories lost and won, Lönnberg, a combative diabetic and social democratic politician has spent the past thirty years fighting for change in health care. Roles included the national coordinator for Life Science issues. He was also a...

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Uniquely, we think in Europe, Tiohundra, an organisation serving a municipality of 62,000, has fully merged social care and health care delivery. Social care (elderly care, disabled care, homecare, psychiatry) and health care (hospitals and primary care) – h...

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We talk to the CEO of UnitedHealth Group-owned Lusiadas Saude, Portugal’s third-largest private hospital group and the only one whose facilities have had their electronic health record technology rubber-stamped by HIMSS, the largest health IT organisation in...

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Funds formerly looking at retail are now looking at retail health as a more secure option. Are we about to see a flood of new investors looking for more security?...

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Here are three recent quotes which would have been unbelievable in January. "We realise now that we can manage with half the 140 consulting rooms we had planned" Henrik Schødts, deputy CEO, Nordsjællands Hospital.  "We have seen telehealth rise 500%" Arjan Toor...

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Headspace started a decade ago as a meditation app founded by a Buddhist monk. It is now one of the world's most successful consumer B2C businesses with 65m downloads, 2m paying subscribers and north of $50m revenue. HBI speaks to Pablo Pantaleoni who is leading the early stages of clinical trials for digital therapeutics (DTx) through its medical subsidiary, Headspace Health.

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