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NMC Health preparing Islamic bond issue

London-listed international healthcare group NMC Health is reportedly preparing to issue a Shariah-compliant bond worth up to $500m. Reuters says a document issued by one of the banks leading the deal confirms earlier rumours that the group plans to issue a sukuk or Islamic bond. It says HSBC and Standard Chartered have been hired to coordinate meetings […]

NephroPlus acquires DaVita India

India's largest dialysis operator NephroPlus has further consolidated the national market with the acquisition of global dialysis giant DaVita's Indian operations. We talk to NephroPlus CEO Vikram Vuppala about the deal and the Indian dialysis market.

KKR ‘nearing deal to buy Acadia’

The American press is reporting that US-based private equity giant KKR is ‘nearing a deal’ to buy addiction treatment specialists Acadia Healthcare. The purchase would bring one of America's largest PE giants into the UK healthcare industry for the first time. How are KKR's international healthcare investments fairing?

Is IHH pulling out of Europe to focus on Asia?

Recent developments point to pan-Asian hospital group IHH scaling down Acibadem, its Turkey-based subsidiary. What does this mean for its interest in Europe? We talk to well-placed sources about what a falling lira, shareholder restructuring, asset sales in Bulgaria and Macedonia, and IHH’s acquisition of Indian chain Fortis might mean.

Spanish hospital group continues expansion in South America

Grupo Hospiten, a Spain-based hospital group with a presence in South America, has opened a new hospital in Mexico. We speak to the company's corporate medical director about its business, its market and its strategy in the region.

Ada opens up markets with new languages

German telehealth company Ada claims that introducing new languages on its AI-powered "symptom checker" app will eventually open the market up to an additional 102 million people.
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Insight & Interviews

Interview: Fatih Mehmet Gul, COO, Fakeeh University Hospital Dubai

We talk to the COO of Dubai's first university hospital which is being launched by Saudi group Fakeeh Care. Fatih Mehmet Gul discusses what his company's first UAE foray will specialise in, where the national market is heading and how soon the whole population will have mandatory health coverage.

Interview: Philips Indonesia CEO on how the private sector is benefiting from UHC

In 2014 the Indonesian government pledged to introduce universal health coverage to the world's fourth most populous country.  Healthcare Nova speaks to the CEO of healthcare focused tech company Indonesia Philips, Suryo Suwignjo, about how healthcare companies can see opportunity where others see impossibility, and how UHC is facilitating the growth of the private market.

Kate Tulenko, CEO of Corvus Health, on the Filipino skills drain

Filipino nurses have been flooding out of the country for decades to pursue more lucrative opportunities. What does this mean for Filipino healthcare? We speak to global workforce expert Kate Tulenko from US-based Corvus Health on the ramifications of the Filipino skills drain.

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.
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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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