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Saudi draft PPP law released

The Saudi Arabian government has released its draft PPP law. We look through the 50-page document which covers foreign ownership, labour laws and real estate, and speak to Colliers International's head of healthcare in MENA who tells us as far as the last of these is concerned, there is a pleasant surprise.

IHH seal deal for $1.3bn Fortis

India’s troubled hospital group Fortis Health has selected IHH Healthcare to take control of the company ahead of an alternative bid by rival TPG-Manipal.

China 2030 programme attracts European interest

Norwegian telemonitoring platform Dignio tells us it is among the European players vying for substantial contracts in China as the country begins its healthcare system overhaul.

Buyer found for troubled Fortis?

The fight for Fortis, India's second largest and arguably most troubled hospital group, could soon be over. Healthcare Nova hears from a well-placed India-based source that IHH Healthcare's binding offer to acquire 51% of the company is extremely likely to succeed.

At least six firms vying for Abraaj’s US$1bn healthcare fund

At least six firms are reportedly in the running to take over management of embattled Abraaj's US$1bn healthcare fund, including TPG, Colony Capital and Cerberus Capital. We talk to contacts in the emerging markets investment community, one of whom says as much as half of the portfolio's EBITDA could be in one country.

End in sight for saga of Fortis sale?

The race to buy under-fire Fortis, India's second largest hospital group, may be nearing the finish line. So who are the most likely purchasers and what is the timescale.
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Insight & Interviews

Interview: Erik Koornneef, head of AI at Cognit

Healthcare Nova speaks to Erik Koornneef, UAE-Based head of Watson Health at Cognit Technology Solutions, an AI solutions provider established as JV between Mubadala and IBM Watson with the aim to enable the adoption of artificial intelligence in the MENA region.

Interview: Andre Meyer, co-founder, Invenico

We talk to the former CEO of South African hospital group Life Healthcare, Andre Meyer, a year on from his departure. He tells us about his start-up, Invenico, which he says he co-founded to tackle the biggest issues facing healthcare in South Africa. He also shares his thoughts on the acquisitions made under his tenure at Life.

Interview: Carsten Belanich, International Senior Housing Lead, Columbia Pacific

Healthcare Nova talks to Carsten Belanich of Columbia Pacific which has been building hospitals in Asia for a decade and has recently entered care homes and assisted living in a big way. With a focus on the latter we discuss business models, expansion, occupancy, synergies of an international network, long-term exit strategy and how to spot a gap in the market before anyone else.

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: Ricardo Soares, CEO, Brasil Senior Living

Brasil Senior Living (BSL) is establishing a network of elderly and assisted living homes in Brazil - and currently has little by way of organised opposition there. Healthcare Nova talks to CEO and co-founder Ricardo Soares about his plans for the future, why he'd welcome a rival, and what he makes of Orpea's plans to enter the market.

Interview: Hari Buggana, InvAscent

Healthcare Nova speaks to Hari Buggana, chairman and managing director at India-focused investor InvAscent, about what makes a good investment, and why the Indian healthcare market is appealing at the moment.

Interview: Kieran Murphy, CEO, GE Healthcare

GE Healthcare employs several thousand software engineers today. So what will the medtech giant’s role in healthcare look like in five or ten years’ time? As an incumbent, does it see Apple, Google, and Amazon et al as a threat? And what sort of relationship does it want to forge with big private operators? We talk to Kieran who became CEO in June 2017, having run GE Healthcare Life Sciences for five years.
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HBI Presentations

Lessons Learned Over Two Decades: Presentation, Bruno Gridelli, UPMC International & Professor of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh – HBI 2018

A pioneer of international expansion, UPMC, a big US academic medical centre, first expanded abroad to Italy where it has been managing PPPs for complex surgery and transplants for over two decades. Surgeon Dr. Gridelli has also been a leader in UPMC collaborations with the Asian American Medical Group in Singapore; Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar; KingMed Diagnostics in China; National Research Oncology Center in Kazakhstan; Xiangya International Medical Center, China and the Whitfield Cancer Centre in Ireland.

Mission Control for Healthcare A Key Component in Transforming Care Delivery & Achieving High Reliability in Healthcare Organisations: Presentation, Mark Ebbens, GE Healthcare Partners & Peter Bak, Humber River Hospital – HBI 2018

Mark Ebbens, Senior Partner, GE Healthcare Partners & Peter Bak, CIO, Humber River Hospital, Canada share their thoughts on Mission Control for Healthcare – A Key Component in Transforming Care Delivery and Achieving High Reliability in Healthcare Organisations. As presented at HBI 2018. Click here to view the presentation.

Integrated Provider Models: Presentation, Daniel Coudry, Amil, UnitedHealth group – HBI 2018

Owned by US insurer UnitedHealth, Amil is Brazil's largest private healthcare provider and a trailblazer for vertical integration in LATAM. Daniel discusses Amil's progress and the implications of this for private healthcare business models. He also describes the - sometimes bumpy - journey of moving from fee for services to DRGs to payment by results and shares lessons learnt.

Building a primary care business in India: Presentation, Kaushik Sen, Healthspring – HBI 2018

Today in India, as in many Emerging Markets, sick patients often go straight to hospital. Primary care has a poor reputation and is often viewed as corrupt by patients. Here Kaushik gives a detailed overview of how primary care works in India and unpackages its potential, before describing Healthspring's business model, which has seen it grow to a network of 30 clinics.

At the forefront of the Telehealth revolution: Presentation, Arjun Kalyanpur, Teleradiology Solutions – HBI 2018

Teleradiology Solutions provides teleradiology coverage in 20 countries mainly India and the USA but also nearly 20 others across Africa and Asia. Here Arjun looks at where he expects to see the growth of teleradiology in emerging markets and at who the customers will be. A shortage of radiologists is the main problem in these countries, so how will artificial intelligence help in providing readings?
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