The basis for competition in healthcare is shifting dramatically at a pace not seen over the past 30 years. In the face of escalating costs, quality challenges and uneven access to care, under pressure from continued economic challenges in Europe and healthcare reform in the US, companies in all healthcare sectors are reassessing how best to serve and succeed in the market.
Through all the uncertainty, what is clear is that companies will need to demonstrate measurable value, embrace the changing role of the consumer in healthcare, and harness fast-paced big advances in medical science, if they are to succeed in addressing these challenges. These are not issues that will be solved by one segment of the industry alone. A deep understanding of all stakeholders, engagement beyond single sectors, new uses of technology, and an ability to innovate will be required.
In many growth markets governments are facing the challenge of providing access to care to millions of individuals. Significant infrastructure investments and new institutions are required. On the private side, tailored market approaches are needed to ensure successful market entry and profitable growth.
PwC’s strategy consulting team Strategy& works with leading healthcare organizations around the globe to navigate the different bases of competition and build the capabilities to deliver on that promise. Additional details on how we combine deep industry knowledge with extensive functional expertise to help our clients succeed can be found on our individual client pages: Payor, Health systems and other providers, Life sciences, Public health and Health NGOs and advocacy organizations.
Our thought leadership
How we help our clients
We support a broad array of payors and other stakeholders across medical and ancillary insurance industries with their strategic agenda. As pragmatic strategists, we help define total solutions for our clients that are grounded in developing a set of coherent, differentiating capabilities, to maintain long-term sustainability and profitable growth in the face of healthcare affordability challenges and regulatory headwinds. We also help our clients design and build the related operating models to execute against their chosen strategic path.
Health systems and other providers
We work with hospitals, health systems, physician groups, and other healthcare service providers, including home health, long-term care, and diagnostic services companies. We help our clients address today’s greatest challenges facing healthcare delivery globally - keeping healthcare costs down, improving patient experience, and delivering and demonstrating better outcomes.
Strategy& works with blue-chip pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, and other life science companies to help them succeed in the changing market environment. 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.
Strategy& has a history of serving government organizations around the world, including Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States. We provide a full range of strategy, technology, analytic, operational and transformational expertise to these clients. Our experience includes helping governments design and stand up new healthcare infrastructure, design electronic health record systems and stand up new regulatory agencies. Strategy& also supports clients at the intersection of government and industry, working with a number of public/private partnerships and collaborations.
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.