Health Care 2020
A series of reports examines how to prepare for major healthcare market trends over the coming years
Part 1: Transition to Value
This report examines the healthcare industry’s ongoing transition to value, including trends in payment reform, consumer choice, mergers and acquisitions, and innovation that are transforming the healthcare business model. Insight includes how provider organizations and health plans can collaborate in shared-risk models that aim to increase the value of healthcare delivery.
Part 2: Consumerism
This report examines how provider organizations and health plans should be preparing for the ever-increasing influence of consumerism in the healthcare industry. The report describes how organizations can help promote a state of “health ownership” among consumers and why developing an enhanced understanding of what drives individual healthcare consumers will be especially important.
Part 3: Consolidation
This report examines the effects of consolidation on the healthcare industry over the next several years, including the outlook for hospitals and health systems, physician practices, and health plans. Portions of the report explore antitrust enforcement and whether mergers and acquisitions can translate into value for the consumer instead of merely for the consolidating entities.
Part 4: Transformative Innovation
This report describes the need for healthcare organizations to stay ahead of the curve with respect to innovations in clinical care delivery and healthcare business processes that could reshape the competitive landscape. At stake is market share in both emerging and existing markets. Nurturing an innovative culture and developing the infrastructure to support innovation efforts are vital steps.