Netanya-based Q Core Medical, which develops smart infusion systems for hospital and ambulatory care settings, has opened a new European office in Marseille, France.
The new European regional headquarters will be led by Q Core Medical country manager, Laurent Schektman, who will lead direct sales efforts of Q Core’s hospital and homecare infusion systems in France and other European markets.
“France is especially ready for Q Core’s level of infusion system innovation,” said Schektman. “With a growing elderly population, an increased need for infusion, and a 5-10% increase in patients being treated in homecare settings rather than hospitals, France has a real market need for intuitive, easy-to-use and reliable infusion systems.”
France’s healthcare system, based on advanced reimbursement models, is following the global shift of moving patients from hospitals into homecare settings. The French government is building regulation in the homecare market, with strong economics models to bolster this shift. A reduction in the average length of stay in hospitals, a growing elderly patient population with chronic diseases, a higher level of comfort at home for patients, and a lower cost of home health services has resulted in a 40% year-on-year growth of patients receiving homecare treatments over the past four years.