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The growth opportunity for private health-insurance companies

– The global market for private health insurance is being disrupted—but also growing rapidly. Understanding the forces at work can help payors capture the opportunity.

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McKinsey on Healthcare

Our latest insights into the world's largest industry.

Center for US Health System Reform

Our source on the economics of health, implications of the Affordable Care Act and other health policies related to reform,... the Center undertakes original research and develops tools to help navigate in a post-reform era.
 

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Realizing the potential of CRISPR

– Three healthcare executives share industry perspectives on the future of genome editing.
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Closing the digital gap in pharma

– New research on the digital maturity of pharma, relative to other industries, reveals clear opportunities to improve performance... by better connecting digitally with patients and physicians.
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Improving healthcare for people with special or supportive-care needs

– Certain individuals have especially complex medical and supportive-care needs. US state governments, private payors, providers,... and technology companies are innovating to address them.
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Digitizing healthcare in Sweden

– Our new Swedish-language report ("Värdet av digital teknik i den svenska vården") finds that systematically digitizing... the country’s healthcare system could not only put it on a more sustainable cost trajectory, but improve the quality of care.
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Tackling Indonesia’s diabetes challenge: Eight approaches from around the world

– Indonesia’s economic and demographic evolution is leading to a dramatic rise in noncommunicable diseases. How big is the... problem? What approaches are other countries taking that could inform Indonesia’s response?
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Why digital transformation should be a strategic priority for health insurers

– Digital technologies and applications have the potential to markedly enhance a payor’s profits. Leadership from the top... is necessary to overcome the organizational resistance to change that can make a digital transformation difficult.
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The market evolution of provider-led health plans

– Offering a health plan can give health systems an opportunity for growth, but it is not without financial risk. To benefit from... this move, health systems should use a different lens to understand both consumers and risk, know where the best growth opportunities are, rethink their payor-provider interactions, and take advantage of integrated claims and clinical data.
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Meeting growing Asia–Pacific demand for medical technology

– There’s a need for better access to medical technology in the region—a forward-looking approach will help companies... reach more patients.
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How healthcare systems can become digital-health leaders

– The potential of digitization is well understood, yet healthcare systems are struggling to convert ambition into reality. Here’s... what we recommend.
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Debunking common myths about healthcare consumerism

– Consumers are taking an increasingly active role in healthcare decision making. What does that mean for payors and providers?... We separate fact from fiction.
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Capturing returns in healthcare

– New research finds that the healthcare sector has been very good to private equity, especially payor and pharmaceutical services.... And specialist firms seem to have an edge over generalists.

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