Bain Healthcare Insights

  • Bridging the shareholder return gap in big pharma

    January 04, 2013 | Healthcare | Bain Brief

    Successfully reducing cost and improving organizational performance requires more than the usual incremental approach to change. Even for firms that know what needs to be done, mobilizing the organization and changing its culture remains a major challenge. We have identified five critical elements

  • Turbulence in healthcare

    November 28, 2012 | Healthcare | Business India

    Healthcare was once a stellar performer at the Bombay Stock Exchange, consistently outperforming the benchmark bourse six-fold over the last five years, but it has started to lose some of its sheen. The industry is facing greater pressure on margins and this will continue into the future, after

  • PE's prescription for success in healthcare

    July 16, 2012 | Healthcare | The Deal

    Bain & Company forecasts that healthcare industry profits will grow to as much as $750 billion globally by 2020, creating opportunities for private equity investors. But the battle to land top-quality assets at a time when sellers' price expectations are high is driving up acquisition values.

  • Healthcare 2020

    June 15, 2012 | Healthcare | Bain Brief

    To win in a shifting profit pool, companies need to improve how healthcare is delivered.

  • Personalized healthcare: Reaching the next frontier of medicine

    June 07, 2012 | Healthcare | Bain audio slideshow

    Developments in personalized medicine, customized treatments that rely on diagnostic tools, could dramatically improve care for patients, and reduce costs for providers and payers.

  • The future of healthcarethere's an app for that

    June 05, 2012 | Healthcare | Bain Brief

    It’s 3 AM. Alan awakes from a deep sleep and sits upright in his bed. Since his heart attack and surgery the year before, he has been hyperaware of changes in his heart rate, and he is feeling discomfort in his chest.

  • Digital health: A day in the life of an acute care patient

    June 01, 2012 | Healthcare | Bain audio slideshow

    Digital health technologies can detect emergencies, transmit data from patients on their way to the emergency room, minimize costly transfers and allow patients to be discharged earlier by monitoring them remotely for post-treatment complications.

  • Digital health: A day in the life of a chronic care patient

    June 01, 2012 | Healthcare | Bain audio slideshow

    Remote monitoring, social media and even gaming can improve medication adherence and speed intervention for patients with conditions that can quickly become dangerous and expensive if not controlled.

  • Digital health: A day in the life of a clinical investigator

    June 01, 2012 | Healthcare | Bain audio slideshow

    Technology can improve drug trial participation rates, monitor compliance and reduce costly drop-outs, while speeding regulatory decisions and new trial launches.

  • Digital health: A day in the life of a community health worker in an emerging market

    June 01, 2012 | Healthcare | Bain audio slideshow

    The emerging markets healthcare sector is a natural fit for mobile platforms, as large mobile usage and high smartphone penetration promise to bring better quality care to poor and remote areas.