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Insights on Healthcare Systems & Services

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Fit for the future: The common challenges facing healthcare systems—and how to meet them

– Across the developed world, health systems must adapt to aging populations, changing patient needs, and advances in technology that could both reduce costs and revolutionize clinical care.
Interview

Why social determinants matter for children’s health: An interview with Michael Fisher

– The president and CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital explains how social determinants of health (e.g., education, housing,... social support) affect children’s health outcomes, and how organizations that invest and intervene early can generate both near- and long-term value.
Article

Best-in-class digital document processing: A payer perspective

– Despite the promise of digitization, paper forms will remain for many years. Payers that find a better way to handle both paper-based... and digital information will have a competitive advantage.
Article

The evolution of healthcare-provider profit pools

– Why nonhospital-provider segments are primed for growth—and why that matters.
Article

Transformative healthcare growth through diversification

– Five lessons to consider when moving beyond your core business

McKinsey on Healthcare

Our latest insights into the world's largest industry.

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.
 

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Supercharging the ROI of your care management programs

– Using advanced analytics and digital capabilities to improve the design and implementation of care management programs can promote... better patient outcomes and an improved return on investment (ROI).
Article

Digital health ecosystems: A payer perspective

– Creating or participating in a digital health ecosystem can allow payers to take advantage of their central position in the healthcare... landscape and expand in new directions.
Article

To succeed in a healthcare transformation, focus on organizational health

– In transformations, healthcare providers and payers must attend to their organizational health, not just their short-term performance.
Article

Next-generation member engagement during the care journey

– Next-generation member engagement tools empower members to make higher-value care decisions and enable health insurers to improve... care quality, increase member satisfaction, and reduce medical spending.
Article

Ensuring financial sustainability while serving a growing Medicaid population

– High-performing health systems have succeeded in “breaking even” in Medicare, but many continue to struggle to achieve... similar results in Medicaid. A concerted effort to improve revenue can strengthen a system’s financial sustainability.
Article

Automation at scale: The benefits for payers

– Process automation at scale is now feasible for most payers. When coupled with other next-generation digital tools, we estimate... that it may enable many payers to reduce operational costs by up to 30 percent within five years.
Article

Recession and resilience: Preparing healthcare leaders for the next economic downturn

– Economic ebbs and flows are called “cycles” for a reason. The challenge for healthcare leaders is not whether the... next downturn will occur—it’s whether you’re ready for it.
Article

Omnichannel consumer interactions—a payer perspective

– Omnichannel interactions are fundamentally improving the consumer experience in many industries. Payers should act now to keep... up with rising consumer expectations.
Article

For better healthcare claims management, think “digital first”

– Although end-to-end digital claims management is still a distant vision, much can be gained from digitizing portions of the claims... process today.
Report

A vision for medical affairs in 2025

– Four core areas of medical-affairs activity combine to maximize patient experiences and outcomes.
Article

Women in the healthcare industry

– To see how the healthcare sector stacks up on gender equality, we look at employee experiences, policies, and the effectiveness... of industry programs intended to promote diversity and inclusion.
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