The shift to outpatient - strategic implications. ► Romain Boichat, Partner, Corpus Health
Building strong outpatient networks is essential for all Europe's large private hospital groups. That reflects a payor-led shift away from inpatient care, but outpatient networks will also enable hospitals to get closer to patients and to build much more powerful brands. But building outpatient is a huge challenge as margins are far lower. Here Romain explores these issues and how a combination of telemedicine and outpatient will transform care delivery. Aevis runs the second largest group of private hospitals in Switzerland, a hotel group, a real estate division, and owns Medgate, which with revenue of $35m is Europe's largest telehealth operator.
The future of cosmetic surgery ► Christoph Wend-Erdel, Managing Director, Clinic im Centrum
Cosmetic surgery is perhaps the only genuinely private healthcare market in Europe with consumers parting with their hard-earned cash for treatment. It is also growing at around 9% P.A. in Germany. Clinic im Centrum with 44 facilities in Europe and 40 in Germany is one of the largest specialist players in a sector which is fast consolidating. Christoph looks at how consumer behaviour is changing in Germany and Europe and gives insights into how CiC markets to them. What will the sector look like in a decade?
Building an international fertility business ► Luis Saurat, CEO, IVI Clinics
Doctor-owned IVI is present in three continents and 11 countries with over 50 clinics from Chile to India and from London to Mexico City. Apart from its joint venture in India, all doctors are employees in a unitary shareholder business. Here Luis looks at the fertility market, its growth and at what customers want. He goes on to explore the challenges of building an international business, at how IVI attracts patients and at the competitive landscape.
Delivering for patients in a mixed private and public market ► Justin Ash, Special Advisor, Global Dental, Bupa
In dentistry, as in so many sectors, operators have to balance what are sometimes conflicting income streams. How do you best do this whilst maintaining a real focus on the patient? Justin, who runs one of the world's largest dentistry groups, unpacks his personal solution to the conundrum.