Health Care Industry

Massive changes—including breakthroughs in digital health, the emergence of novel therapies, the rise of personalized care, and value-based care—are transforming health care. BCG helps health care organizations take action now so they can compete and thrive over the long term.

At the start of 2020, the global health care industry was already facing transformational changes driven by shifting consumer behaviors, the rise of disruptive competitors, changing regulations, and new alliances and mergers. To thrive in the face of such change—and in the postpandemic world—health care leaders need to reimagine their strategies, value propositions, and organizational capabilities. Our health care consulting teams help clients do so by adopting agile ways of working, accelerating innovation, advancing digital transformation, evolving go-to-market strategies, and driving growth and portfolio strategy through M&A. Across virtually every engagement, we help clients optimize capabilities through data, digital, and advanced analytics.

How BCG Supports Companies in the Health Care Industry

At BCG, we work across the health care value chain to help our clients navigate their most pressing challenges, including:

  • Accelerating R&D to develop innovative therapies and diagnostics
  • Advancing and delivering new treatments and health care models
  • Forging cross-industry partnerships to accelerate innovation and provide access to lifesaving treatments and care
  • Building supply chain resilience and improving sustainability through environmental, social, and governance goals
  • Transforming next-generation commercial models through digital, data, and analytics
  • Enabling health systems to promote health equity for patients and society
  • Transforming and strengthening health care strategies, capabilities, and ways of working for resilience and continued growth
  • Creating value through strategic mergers and acquisitions, and excellence in post-merger integrations
  • Accelerating analytics, data, and digital transformation
  • Building global health capabilities in many areas, including emergency preparedness, global health security, infectious diseases, epidemics, and pandemics

We do this through an unrelenting commitment to innovation, collaboration, and industry-leading expertise. At BCG, we aim to create positive change in the world—for our clients as well as for patients and society—by helping clients deliver medical breakthroughs, innovative cures, and transformative patient experiences.


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