Bain Technology Insights

  • The new cost-conscious doctor: Changing America's healthcare landscape

    March 03, 2011 | Healthcare | Bain Brief

    For those who believe that America's physicians contribute to the country's spiraling healthcare costs by demanding more—more unnecessary tests, more expensive prescriptions, more complex treatment regimens—change is on the way.

  • Creating a new commercial model for the changing medtech market

    February 08, 2011 | Healthcare | Bain industry brief

    For three decades the medtech industry generated consistent success based on one formula: sell innovative, clinically beneficial products to surgeons and "pull" these products through hospitals and other providers that ultimately pay for them. Now, that world is changing:

  • Personal data: The emergence of a new asset class

    February 06, 2011 | Telecommunications | World Economic Forum

    The mountain of personal data about each of us is growing larger—and more valuable—every day. Indeed, personal data will soon emerge as a new asset class, but only if new legal, cultural, technological and economic infrastructures also arise to address concerns over potential misuse.

  • Reengineering medtech R&D

    December 14, 2010 | Healthcare | Bain industry brief

    Innovation by medtech companies gave the world lifesaving devices such as dialysis machines, pacemakers and defibrillators. Now these companies need help of their own to address several disruptive changes in the market.

  • Next wave of e-readers may be women

    November 29, 2010 | Media | Harvard Business Publishing: The Daily Stat

    Early adopters of e-readers such as the Kindle tend to be males in their 20s and 30s, but readers who are thinking of buying such devices in the near future are mostly women and are over the age of 35, according to a Bain & Company survey of almost 3,000 consumers in six developed countries.

  • Next wave of e-readers may be women

    November 29, 2010 | Media | Harvard Business Publishing: The Daily Stat

    Early adopters of e-readers such as the Kindle tend to be males in their 20s and 30s, but readers who are thinking of buying such devices in the near future are mostly women and are over the age of 35, according to a Bain & Company survey of almost 3,000 consumers in six developed countries.

  • Using data as a hidden asset

    August 15, 2010 | Technology | Bain industry brief

    In this era of pervasive networks, proliferation of sensors and devices, and increasingly information-intensive applications the amount of global data more than doubles every two years.

  • Six ways to make healthcare deals work

    June 02, 2010 | Healthcare | Bain industry brief

    Conventional wisdom says mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in healthcare are like rolling dice: It's hard to guarantee success due to the technical, regulatory and commercial risk involved.

  • Individual philanthropy lags in India and China

    May 12, 2010 | Technology | Harvard Business Publishing: The Daily Stat

    Despite a growing number of wealthy individuals in India and China, charitable giving in those countries stands at just 0.6% and 0.1% of GDP, respectively, and only about 10% of that comes from individuals, with the rest provided by governments and foreign organizations. In the U.S.

  • In search of a premium alternative: an action plan for online brand advertising

    April 19, 2010 | Media | Bain Brief

    As online advertising approaches maturity, it faces a major crossroads. The industry can continue down the path of commoditization driven by direct response, with its promise of high volumes but little room for differentiation.