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Healthcare Systems & Services


Identifying innovative ways to address healthcare value and affordability
Healthcare improvements have dramatically increased life expectancy, and new treatments are improving quality of life for many populations. Yet with this progress comes daunting economic challenges. For at least 40 years, healthcare spending in the United States has outpaced GDP growth. We work with private and public healthcare leaders to identify innovative ways to tackle the biggest healthcare challenges and improve the productivity and quality of healthcare delivery.

Center for US Health System Reform

Our in-house source on health policies, the Center undertakes original research and develops tools to help navigate an ever-changing policy and healthcare landscape.

McKinsey Health Institute

The McKinsey Health Institute (MHI) is an enduring, non-profit-generating entity within the firm. It was founded on the conviction that, over the next decade, humanity could add as much as 45 billion extra years of higher-quality life (roughly 6 years per person on average—and substantially more in some countries and populations).

Featured capabilities

Actuarial Analytics

Optimizing growth through deep actuarial, analytic, and healthcare-risk expertise

Nebula platform

Operationalizing the strategic and secure use of healthcare data to deliver insights that transform healthcare systems and organizations around the world

Featured experts

Brendan Buescher
Senior Partner, Ohio - Cleveland
Leads statewide efforts to improve population health and create sustainable healthcare delivery systems, and supports state-led...
Brandon Carrus
Senior Partner, Ohio - Cleveland
Works with CEOs and top teams to achieve excellence in clinical and service operations
Manish Chopra
Senior Partner, New York
Serves clients in healthcare, B2B industries, and private equity on strategy, M&A, and operational improvement, and leads pricing...
Patrick Finn
Senior Partner, Detroit
Supports healthcare organizations—particularly payors—on strategic planning for reform, operations, risk management, organization,...
Jocelyn Grahame
Senior Partner, New Jersey
Applies her organizational expertise to help clients shift strategy, improve performance, build capabilities, and strengthen behavior
Celia Huber
Senior Partner
Leads the North American Board Services practice area and advises organizations on strategies to help them thrive within the context...
Ian Jefferson
Senior Partner, Washington DC
Serves healthcare clients across the value chain and helps complex organizations undergo postmerger integrations, culture-change...
Basel Kayyali
Senior Partner, New Jersey
Assists healthcare, high-tech, and telecommunications companies with digital and analytics transformations targeted at their core...
Karl Kellner
Senior Partner, New York
Brings extensive experience in healthcare management, shapes strategy, and leads major performance-improvement initiatives for...
Gunjan Khanna
Senior Partner, Pittsburgh
Leads healthcare private equity and helps both payers and providers on a variety of strategic, operational, and technology work.
David G. Knott
Senior Partner, New York
Leads the firm’s Center for US Health System Reform and Medicaid work, drawing on 30 years of experience with national and regional...
Dr. Edward Levine
Senior Partner, Bay Area
Serves multiple national and regional hospital networks on frontline operations transformations for both clinical and nonclinical...
David Nuzum
Senior Partner, New York
Supports public and private payers as well as healthcare providers in strategy formation, business design, and implementation...
Shubham Singhal
Senior Partner, Detroit
Global leader of McKinsey's social, healthcare, and public entities sectors with the mission to measurably improve individuals'...
Drew Ungerman
Senior Partner, Dallas
Advises healthcare clients on strategy and operations and leads our core healthcare capabilities globally
Tim Ward
Senior Partner, Southern California
Leads our work with US state and local governments, bringing the best of our cross-sector expertise in digital, analytics, transformation,...

Featured insights


The era of exponential improvement in healthcare?

– Technology-driven innovation holds the potential to improve our understanding of patients, enable the delivery of more convenient, individualized care—and create $350 billion–$410 billion in annual value by 2025.

Transformative healthcare growth through diversification

– Five lessons to consider when moving beyond your core business
Executive Briefing

The productivity imperative for healthcare delivery in the United States

– Healthcare is a key component of the US economy, but healthcare spending increases consistently outstrip GDP growth. Improving... productivity in healthcare delivery could change this dynamic without harming patient care.

The future of healthcare: Finding the opportunities that lie beneath the uncertainty

– Healthcare is a dynamic industry with significant opportunity, but cost concerns, uncertainty, and complexity can also make it... an unnerving one. Substantial upside exists for players that can deliver value-creating solutions and thrive under uncertainty.

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