Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of seven articles by A.T. Kearney on the trends that are radically transforming the health care sector. The promise of consumer-driven health care is not new. Over the last 15 years, we have heard a great deal about the shift away from the traditional doctor-centric treatment
Who knew that the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus would sum up Amazon.com’s influence on our modern health care industry so well? “The only constant is change,” he is said to have uttered, along with “You cannot step twice into the same river.” That river now is Amazon, a mighty one that has shifted to run
The explosion of data, analytics, and insights is shifting the ways that health care companies can create value. In a roundtable I recently facilitated on this subject at an industry summit, three themes emerged. First, companies across the entire health care value chain need scale to make the appropriate investments. Second, they need to focus
Personalized medicine is broadly defined as the individual customization of health care — medical decisions, practices or treatment. For the community pharmacy industry, the impact of this trend is an over-the-horizon disruptor that will impact, among other things, the work flow in the retail pharmacy, the expectations of the pharmacists and the industry operating model.