This Week in Consulting
Friday, December 15th, 2017
Top health industry issues of 2018
This week we shift our focus to the U.S. health industry. Under the current healthcare reform in the U.S., additional risks and uncertainties are moving to center stage, as is the consumer, and the health industry is being forced to act. Healthcare providers and insurers in particular should anticipate the changes as they come. PwC Health Research Institute just published its annual report highlighting the 12 forces that will have the most impact on the health industry in 2018.
Read the Full Article: “Top health industry issues of 2018: A year of resilience amid uncertainty”.
INDUSTRY NEWS & INSIGHTS
- PWC to Sell Government Services Practice: PWC is exploring the sale of its government consulting practice, which could fetch about $500 million. The sale would give PWC a freer hand to pursue the growing business of auditing government agencies. | UK Reuters
- Equiteq advises The Biotech Quality Group on the sale of a controlling interest to Assystem S.A.: Global consulting and IT services sector M&A specialist, Equiteq, announces the sale of its Life Sciences consulting client, The Biotech Quality Group (BQG), to international engineering group, Assystem S.A. | Equitech News
- Fintech is Key for Hong Kong Banking as 2018 will see Mainstream Adoption: KPMG published a report on the Hong Kong banking industry this past week and Fintech plays a prominent role in the theme of the document. Everything is going digital at breakneck speed and traditional banks must hustle to survive. | KPMG Press Release
- Driving Into The Future: Infosys And Udacity Partner To Invest In Autonomous Vehicle Education: Udacity and Infosys are uniting the elements of education and transformative technology inits self-driving nanodegree program called CarND. The commitment to lifelong learning is critical for the success of any organization, especially on the precipice of a future fueled by autonomy. | Infosys Consulting News
- Artificial Intelligence: Healthcare’s New Nervous System: Key clinical health AI applications can potentially create $150 billion in annual savings for the United States healthcare economy by 2026. | Matt Collier, Richard Fu, Lucy Yin, Accenture
- Putting Third-Party First: Delivering Customer Experience in a Third-Party Financial Services Model: Sixty-five percent of financial services firms now use third parties, and the majority plan on maintaining or increasing third-party involvement in the future. | Jill Jacques, Frank Kimball, North Highland Consulting
- Recommendations for the Development of Smart Disease Management Ecosystems: Medical device manufacturers are looking to add value to their offerings through smartphone connectivity; offering data visualisation and support, along with the ability to share usage data with relevant HCPs. | Tim Phillips, Cambridge Consultants
- Navigating the Urban Energy Transformation: Building Smart and Sustainable Future Cities: The convergence of energy and city innovation will be vital to creating a low carbon global economy that’s prosperous, sustainable, and capable of providing a good quality of life to all communities. | Eric Woods, Mackinnon A. Lawrence, Marcel Volkerts, Navigant Consulting
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