Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services

Immediate COVID-19 resources

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Getting to work: Employers’ role in COVID-19 vaccination

– Employers can consider a set of actions that supports COVID-19-vaccine adoption among employees by building conviction and making... vaccination as convenient and “costless” as possible.
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All in the mix: Why US COVID-19 cases rose and fell, and what comes next

– Some people get out and about more than others. That might be a key and overlooked factor in recent declines in US COVID-19 case... counts—and could have implications as society reopens.
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When will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

– This article updates our perspectives on when the coronavirus pandemic will end to reflect the latest information on vaccine rollout,... variants of concern, and disease progression. In the United Kingdom and the United States, we see progress toward a transition to normalcy during the second quarter of 2021. The new wave of cases in the European Union means that a similar transition is likely to come later there, in the late second or third quarter. Improved vaccine availability makes herd immunity most likely in the third quarter for the United Kingdom and the United States and in the fourth quarter for the European Union, but risks threaten that timeline. The timeline in other countries will depend on seven crucial variables. And when herd immunity is reached, the risks will not vanish; herd immunity may prove temporary or be limited to regions in a country.

Business building in healthcare

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Leap to the future of healthcare: Reinvent through business building

– In a post-COVID-19 era, healthcare executives are preparing to reinvent their businesses.
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The future of healthcare: Value creation through next-generation business models

– While the consumption of healthcare services will likely continue to grow, it is unclear that industry profit pools will expand... over the next three years given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare players who develop new and innovative business models will create disproportionate value in this environment, even as they face long-term challenges.
Article - McKinsey Quarterly

Why business building is the new priority for growth

– It can help companies diversify their revenues and keep pace with shifting customers and markets. But incumbents often lack the... skills they need.
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The great acceleration in healthcare: Six trends to heed

– Next generation care management, health for all, consolidated care delivery, and reform efforts are among the trends that may... shape healthcare in the years ahead.

Featured Insights

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How COVID-19 has changed the way US consumers think about healthcare

– Taking five actions can help US healthcare payers and providers improve their engagement with consumers.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

How keeping health a priority is a prescription for European prosperity

– As Europe emerges from the pandemic, investing in health can not only save lives and build greater resilience but underpin economic... growth and prosperity.
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Nursing in 2021: Retaining the healthcare workforce when we need it most

– How healthcare stakeholders can understand, support, and empower the nursing workforce in the wake of the global health crisis.
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Organizing for speed in healthcare in a post-COVID-19 era

– Healthcare leaders have improved the way they communicate with employees, their organizations' culture and purpose, and their... ability to drive accountability.
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A light at the end of the tunnel: US COVID-19 vaccine administration

– More than a year after the COVID-19 pandemic began, a line of sight exists that promises enough vaccine for every eligible adult... in the United States. This breakthrough offers hope, but also underscores an urgent need to plan the next phase of distribution and beyond.

Featured collections

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Coronavirus vaccines progress: What’s next?

The rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccines is having a profound effect on the world. This collection takes a closer look at... the development, rollout and future of vaccines.
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McKinsey on Healthcare: 2020 Year in Review

– Amid enormous challenges facing every facet of the healthcare industry in a COVID-19 era, steps have been taken to mitigate the... crisis and create positive change.

Our conversations

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Preventing global health crises: An interview with Dame Sally Davies

– England’s former chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies talks about how data-driven efforts can help manage—and prevent—future... global health emergencies.
Interview - McKinsey Quarterly

Using ecosystems to reach higher: An interview with the co-CEO of Ping An

– Expect digital to further blur industry lines, supercharge scalability, and loosen geographical restraints for professional services,... says Jessica Tan.
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Building a healthcare ecosystem in India: A conversation with Shobana Kamineni

– The COVID-19 pandemic led to public-private partnerships that reflect the evolving nature of healthcare.
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‘Making a big company feel small’: An interview with HCA Healthcare CEO Sam Hazen

– Protecting lives and livelihoods and ensuring stability remain the two main objectives for a large healthcare provider.

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MORE INSIGHTS

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Insights on utilization of behavioral health services in the context of COVID-19

– Behavioral health needs have increased since the pandemic began even as claims data show the use of behavioral health services... has decreased. This article reflects updates based on refined methodology and analysis as of mid-2021.
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An inflection point for biosimilars

– With rising US adoption, biosimilars are gathering even more momentum. Successful companies will innovate their commercial models,... rethink their portfolio management, and accelerate their R&D.
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India’s tragedy reverberates around the world

– The COVID-19 crisis in India offers a stark reminder that what’s happening there could happen anywhere.
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Omnichannel engagement in medtech: The time is now

– Leading medtech companies are shifting to omnichannel models to build personalized engagement and stronger relationships with... healthcare professionals, which will ultimately translate into better care for patients.
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Gene-therapy innovation: Unlocking the promise of viral vectors

– Viral-vector gene therapies show great promise, but the full extent of their clinical impact in the long term is not yet certain.... Success depends on innovative solutions that remain under development.
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Precision medicine in practice: Strategies for rare cancers

– The small number of people with rare diseases raises challenges for the development and launch of all therapies for such conditions,... but rare cancers face extra barriers to widespread treatment.
Podcast - McKinsey Global Institute

Forward Thinking on the Bio Revolution with Jason Kelly and Dr. Michelle McMurry-Heath

– The leaders of Ginkgo Bioworks and the BIO organization discuss the future of biological technologies, from developing vaccines... faster to changing how we produce food.
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COVID-19 Consumer Healthcare Insights: What 2021 may hold

– As more Americans receive their COVID-19 vaccines, parents are evaluating vaccine options for their children.
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The essentials of healthcare innovation

– The pandemic has raised the importance of healthcare organizations actively choosing, evolving, accelerating, and extending their... innovation efforts, a new survey reveals.
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What’s ahead for biotech: Another wave or low tide?

– Even in tough times, investor expectations and deal making in biotech are surging. Can the sector maintain its strong growth?
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‘None are safe until all are safe’: COVID-19 vaccine rollout in low- and middle-income countries

– Despite persistent supply issues, in-country delivery and demand for COVID-19 vaccines is likely to be the next challenge for... LMICs.
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