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Mathis Friesdorf



Expert for digitization in healthcare with extensive experience in Europe and the US from healthcare payors to digital and traditional healthcare providers

Mathis Friesdorf is a Partner at McKinsey and an expert in digital and technology transformations for healthcare payors and providers

He has supported many international healthcare companies in their journey into the digital age and held leadership roles in these projects across all aspects of the tech transformation – from creating the overarching vision over redesigning the IT architecture to driving the platform development and roll-out

Mathis Friesdorf earned his doctorate in theoretical physics from the Freie Universität Berlin, with a research stay at Cambridge University. His focus was on the foundations of quantum computers.

Mathis' recent work includes the following:

  • Supporting a healthcare provider in designing a digital health ecosystem, defining the required technology platforms and developing a platform-as-a-service operating model out of it
  • Guiding a multi-year omnichannel and digital transformation for a German health insurer from business requirement, over IT architecture design to long term IT implementation
  • Driving an end-to-end transformation for a German health insurer including the development of the digital strategy, the design of the IT organization and establishing development processes
  • Supporting the restructuring of a large US health insurer from the IT angle by steering a portfolio of efficiency and enablement measures and establishing an IT controlling
  • Optimizing the IT service processes for one of the five largest healthcare facility networks in the world
  • Leading for cross-functional IT and business initiative at a national US payor to optimize the way IT applications support employees to drive business impact
  • Coordinating IT strategy development for a Swiss healthcare payer, bridging gap between business requirements and IT solutions. Drove design of future state customer journeys and required technology platforms
  • Steering the implementation of a digital transformation of a large rehabilitation care provider
  • Setting up a digital, data-centric direct insurer: creating the vision and deriving the necessary digital capabilities, defining the IT architecture, identifying main trade-offs and steering implementation

Published work

"Digital Health Ecosystems: A Payer Perspective", McKinsey and Company, August 2019


"Automation at Scale: The Benefits for PayersAutomation at Scale: The Benefits for Payers", McKinsey and Company, July 2019

"Omnichannel Consumer Interactions - A Payor Perspective", McKinsey and Company, June 2019

"Best-in-class digital document processing: A payer perspective", McKinsey & Company, September 2019

"Local Constants of Motion Imply Information Propagation", New Journal of Physics, November 2015

"Many-Body Localisation Implies That Eigenvectors Are Matrix-Product States", Phys. Rev. Lett., May 2015


"Quantum Many-Body Systems out of Equilibrium", Nature Physics, November 2015 


Freie Universität Berlin
Ph.D., Theoretical Physics - Foundations of Quantum Computers