Managing Director & Senior Partner
Jon Kaplan leads Boston Consulting Group's health-care payers and services team in North and South America. He is also a member of the firm’s Strategy practice.
Since joining BCG, Jon has worked for a wide variety of health care clients on six of the seven continents. His primary experience is in understanding market forces and demand.
In addition, Jon has deep expertise in payment models and the impact of behavioral economics on consumers and markets. He has developed specific strategies for market positioning and growing market share for leading players across the health care landscape. He has also built broad clinical programs to support the evolving health-care markets, and he is an expert on value-based health care.
Jon has been an adjunct professor for the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and he serves on the board of the Lincoln Park Zoo and the Workplace Wellness Alliance of the World Economic Forum. He has also served on the boards of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Arthritis Foundation, and Junior Achievement. Jon recently testified before the US Congress on the Accountable Care Act and the Medicare program.
Before joining BCG, Jon was a senior partner focusing on the health care industry for Accenture, Diamond Management and Technology Consultants (PWC), and Ernst & Young.
Innovative technology and practices are allowing payers and providers to give the elderly what they want most: better care at home.
Open-market business models—including exchanges, platforms, and hybrids—can transform the US health care industry, leading to more efficient, convenient, and cost-effective care.
Health care payers should approach this huge, high-growth market with eyes wide open.
By facilitating better decision making, payers can lower costs by €100 million to €200 million for every million lives covered and at the same time improve patient outcomes.
Consolidation won’t move the needle on health care value unless the newly combined insurers use some of the savings to invest in and extend their clinical capabilities.
BCG analysis shows that more-managed Medicare Advantage plans offered by private insurers deliver higher-quality health outcomes than traditional fee-for-service medicine.
BCG and the World Economic Forum examine how workplace wellness initiatives deliver value by decreasing costs, increasing productivity, and improving health for all.
By providing a platform for collaboration, companies can home in on strategies for improving employee wellness. BCG worked closely with the World Economic Forum and others to create such an alliance.
By intensifying the pressure on payers to cut costs, control consumption, and consolidate, health care reform could dampen the growth and profitability of drug makers. The pharma companies have little time to waste, BCG’s Dirk Calcoen and Jon Kaplan explain in The RPM Report.