The June edition for Healthcare Global is live!
For our leadership featu...
Welcome to the latest edition of Healthcare Global. This June, we have an issue jam-packed with insight for business leaders.
For our leadership feature this month, Bill Anderson, Head of Business Development for Healthcare at global outsourcing giant, Intelenet Global Services, discusses how the company works to help businesses keep up to speed in such an evolving industry.
Shedding a more global light on the subject, we also spoke with RVP EMEA at DataStax, Martin James, regarding how IoT is reshaping traditional healthcare processes.
Meanwhile, we caught up with Zipline, a company which is bringing drone technology into the medical field. Launching the world’s first national drone delivery operation in Rwanda, the government-backed initiative has seen blood, plasma and platelets whizzed to 21 hospitals throughout what is the most densely populated nation in mainland Africa
Finally, looking into how the Middle East is managing the changing shifts across the healthcare sector, Executive Vice President of Fakeeh Care, Sanjay Shah, discusses how the group is transforming medical and education provision in line with Saudi Vision 2030.
We’ve also brought you an easy-to-digest list of the 10 largest hospitals in the world, based on capacity.
We hope you enjoy this month’s magazine, and as always welcome your feedback on Twitter: @Business_Chief
On the rise: Doktor.se
1. Doktor.se launches as a digital healthcare platform in Sweden in 2016. The company's focus is on the B2B market, with a mission to help members find, book and get access to healthcare services through telehealth and telephone calls.
2. The company offers healthcare services through its app as well as at bricks and mortar clinics. After raising more than €40 million in a funding round in May 2020 to expand its operations both nationally and overseas, CEO and founder Martin Lindman says there are plans to enter new markets at the beginning of 2021.
3. Belgium becomes the fifth market where Doktor.se provides telemedicine, through Belgium's communications company Proximus Group. It becomes the second most downloaded doctor app in Europe, and over 1.2 million patient consultations are carried out, either through the app or at physical clinics in Sweden. Throughout 2020 it administers over 250,000 COVID-19 antibody tests in Sweden.
4. Doktor.se is the most popular digital healthcare in Sweden, used by approximately one-tenth of the country's population. New funds are raised to offer improved services for mental health and chronic illnesses, and to expand digital services and acquire physical services to integrate into its digital platforms with the aim of creating a hybrid model.
5. The company announces €29.5 million in funding from Chinese technology multinational Tencent Holdings. Doktor.se say the funds will be used to make its global healthcare services more efficient, accessible and affordable.
The platform now employs nurses, doctors and specialist doctors, psychologists, and physiotherapists, and is available across Europe and in Brazil.
6. Over 1.5 million people are currently using healthcare apps developed by Doktor.se, either run by the company or through its SaaS licensing business. There are around 900 people employed by the company, and Doktor.se say that the productivity of medical staff using the platform is up to four times greater than those working in traditional services.