Health

Today's health care issues are as urgent as they are complex. Escalating costs, inconsistent quality, uneven access, and devastating pandemics are all pressing problems that have no easy solutions. We work with leading health care institutions around the globe to define and execute their strategies, restructure their organizations, and put in place new capabilities to capture competitive advantage. Strategy& combines deep industry knowledge with extensive functional expertise to help our clients succeed. A leader in global management consulting, PwC’s strategy consulting team Strategy& has been a consultant of choice with major players in the health industry for more than four decades.

We serve clients in all sectors of the health care industry, working with life sciences companies, payors, providers, government health care agencies, and NGOs. As a recognized thought leader in this space, we have developed market leading perspectives on such topics as growth strategies, consumerism, cross-sector collaboration, managed markets distribution, regulatory excellence, informatics, and complexity management.

We offer a complete range of integrated services with capabilities including strategy and leadership, information technology, organization and change management, and operations.

Our capabilities in specific markets include:

Life sciences — Strategy& works with bluechip life sciences companies worldwide. We bring a truly differentiated ability to not only develop strategy but also help deliver value, build and embed new capabilities, and effect change. We combine deep functional expertise in strategy, operations, information technology, and organization with a unique strategic perspective based on our leading position working with the managed care customers of life sciences companies and our collaboration with the leading consultants to U.S. government health agencies.

Payors — Strategy& is a market leader in serving many of the industry's most important national health plans, Blue Cross Blue Shield organizations, HMOs, pharmacy benefit managers, and other specialty companies. Our engagements have included the development of corporate, business unit, and functional strategies, as well as future operating visions, organization redesigns, capability building programs, and pre- and postmerger integration efforts to execute these strategies.

Providers — Strategy& works with major physician and hospital organizations in the provider sector. In the U.S., our work includes creating innovative new business models to position providers to thrive in an increasingly consumer-focused, retail industry environment. In Europe, we work with hospitals to restructure their enterprises in order to thrive in increasingly competitive markets. In the Middle East, we collaborate with leading providers, investors, and local governments to improve access to high quality care in the region.

Government health care — Strategy& serves government organizations around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. We also collaborate with the premier health care consulting firm to the U.S. federal government that brings more than 50 years of experience working with most health-related agencies. Together, we team up to provide a full range of strategy, technology, analytic, transformational, and programming expertise to these clients.

Health NGOs and advocacy organizations — Strategy& partners with non-governmental organizations worldwide to help advance a variety of health-related missions. We work with NGOs to define their strategic focus as well as help them build the capabilities needed to promote their mission, acting both on their own as well as in concert with other organizations. Strategy& brings particularly deep expertise in fostering collaborative partnerships across the NGO, private, and public sectors.