Health Care

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Focus on Biopharma

July 2015
BCG has identified a new approach to help pharmaceutical companies improve the robustness of their manufacturing processes, a shift that could save the industry $25 billion.
June 2015
Biopharmaceutical manufacturing quality levels remain below those of other industries—making it critical for biopharma companies to up the effectiveness and efficiency of their quality efforts.
May 2015
Biologics representing billions of dollars in sales will lose their marketing exclusivity over the next few years—but the market for biosimilars will grow more slowly than expected.
February 2015
R&D productivity has been declining for decades, but a record 53 new therapeutic drugs approved by the U.S. FDA in 2014 suggests that the biopharma industry's fortunes have changed.
November 2014
Pharmaceutical companies are seeking approval of more combination therapies, but setting prices for the various products that make up those treatments is exceedingly complex.

Value-Based Health Care

September 2014
In response to an extraordinary combination of pressures, leading health-care providers around the world are embracing a new and more effective operating model.
October 2014
In the U.S. health-care market, value-based bundling is a great way for providers to start competing on outcomes.
September 2014
Terveystalo, Finland’s leading private health-care service provider, is turning the systematic collection of health outcomes metrics into a competitive advantage.
Health Care in Emerging Markets
June 2015
A new report by the World Economic Forum, written with BCG, analyzes which aspects of the Ebola response worked well and where the effort fell short.
January 2015
The results of pilot initiatives in Africa bode well for emerging economies that are looking to create cost-effective, sustainable health systems.
July 2014
Health care reform in China will transform the medical-technology market in the years ahead, forcing both multinational corporations and local companies to adapt.

Why Digital Matters in Health Care

September 2014
A well-crafted multichannel marketing strategy that effectively coordinates all communications with physicians can help pharmaceutical companies boost their bottom lines and reduce expenses.
September 2014
Big data and advanced analytics provide an opportunity to understand health in a truly value-oriented way. Three high-potential opportunities in particular could measurably improve outcomes.