Healthcare Systems & Services


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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

How Discovery keeps innovating

– CEO Adrian Gore describes how the South African company has been shaking up its industry through business-model innovation and... explains what helps to catalyze new ideas.
Commentary - McKinsey Quarterly

Lessons from a veteran diversity advocate

– The former CEO of Kaiser Permanente describes the formative experiences that led him to champion gender diversity, and reflects... on the ways that diversity benefits both leaders and organizations alike.

How US healthcare companies can thrive amid disruption

– The healthcare industry is undergoing sweeping change. To emerge as winners, incumbents should learn from other industries that... have faced similar upheaval.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Next frontiers for lean

– Lean-production techniques have been revolutionizing operations for 50 years. Advances in technology, psychology, and analytics... may make the next 50 even more exciting.

Leading in the 21st century: An interview with HCA CEO Richard Bracken

– The chairman and chief executive officer of one of the world’s largest operators of health-care facilities discusses leadership... in a time of significant industry change.

Claiming the $1 trillion prize in US health care

– By tying payments more aggressively to patient outcomes rather than to services rendered, the US health-care system could deliver... substantial savings over the next decade.

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