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Alex Harris

Serves healthcare providers and integrated delivery networks on a broad range of topics, including corporate strategy, M&A, and operations

Alex has served healthcare providers and integrated delivery networks on a broad range of topics, including corporate strategy, M&A, and operations. She also has experience across a range of provider types, including public-sector clients, academic medical centers, and children’s hospitals.

Examples of her recent client work include the following:

  • valuing an academic medical center system’s potential purchase of a local competing hospital system and advising the client on negotiating posture given likely competitive bids
  • defining potential partnership models and joint strategic opportunities focused on market growth and efficiency improvements for two hospital systems
  • developing the initial combined market-growth strategy for a health system jointly formed by a medical school and its affiliated teaching hospital
  • designing a major payer’s portfolio strategy for payment innovation, reviewing its portfolio of payment-innovation strategies, assessing the strategies for potential impact and scaling feasibility, and recommending changes to the approaches portfolio for better strategic-goal achievement
  • leading the specialty-access and patient-experience diagnostic for an academic medical center and supporting subsequent recommendation implementation

Prior to rejoining McKinsey in its Washington, DC, location, Alex was an investment analyst with Essex Woodlands, a growth-equity and venture-capital firm based in New York, where she focused on investments in healthcare services and medical technology. Alex was also a business analyst in McKinsey’s New Jersey office.


Is virtual care delivering on its promise of improving access?,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

Virtual health: A look at the next frontier of care delivery,” McKinsey & Company, June 2020

Telehealth: A quarter-trillion-dollar post-COVID-19 reality?,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

The new scale imperative for children's hospitals,” McKinsey & Company, October 2017

Unlocking the potential of academic and community health system partnerships,” McKinsey & Company, February 2016


Essex Woodlands
Investment analyst


Harvard Business School
MBA, management

University of Pennsylvania
BAS, biomedical science

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
BS, economics