Bain Healthcare Insights

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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 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 physician

    June 01, 2012 | Healthcare | Bain audio slideshow

    A host of digital technologies, many of them tablet based and Internet enabled, will make doctor-patient interactions more efficient and aid doctors with surgical preparation, pharma details and even their own continuing medical education.

  • Digital health: A day in the life of an operating room nurse

    June 01, 2012 | Healthcare | Bain audio slideshow

    From setting up for surgery to tracking equipment and approving medical devices, surgical ward nurses can rely on many new technologies to reduce costs and improve patient care.

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

    June 01, 2012 | Healthcare | Bain audio slideshow

    Digital health isn’t only for the sick. Exercise monitors, calorie trackers, fitness-oriented social networks and other digital technologies can help the healthy stay that way.

  • Customer advocacy: The path to growth in healthcare

    March 23, 2012 | Healthcare | Bain Brief

    Leading companies earn buyers’ loyalty by staying in close, regular touch—and by learning to give customers what they value most.

  • Do you see what we see? The future of independent optometry

    March 19, 2012 | Healthcare | Bain Brief

    The next retail disruption: Eye care professionals need to adapt, as retailers and online pure plays redefine vision care