Healthcare Trends

Healthcare Trends
“By keeping up on health news and reading healthcare reports, my ability to deliver value in my job is consistently enhanced. I think this has helped me get challenging and career-building assignments.”
— Mark Malcolm, Senior Human Resources Consultant, Kaiser Permanente

McKINSEY & COMPANY

McKinsey advises healthcare leaders on ways to deliver better care, increase quality of life, and improve global outcomes. Their most recent thinking on how healthcare providers can meet the daunting challenges facing the industry can be found at:
www.mckinsey.com/industries/healthcare-systems-and-services/how-we-help-clients

BAIN & COMPANY

Bain’s Healthcare consulting practice helps Healthcare companies face dramatic changes in customer behavior, market dynamics and regulatory demands. Their insights into hot topics in the industry can be found at:
http://www.bain.com/publications/industry-insights/healthcare.aspx

INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

Industry Conference reports can provide up-to-date information on emerging trends. Look for articles like this one from Becker’s Hospital Review on the most talked about trends discussed at the January 2016 conference sponsored by J.P. Morgan in San Francisco:
www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/top-10-trends-from-the-jp-morgan-healthcare-conference.html

The Advisory Board

Follow the trends! A research, technology and consulting firm that delivers performance improvement solutions to over 5000 organizations in healthcare and higher education.
www.advisory.com/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services continually updates the national strategic plan for healthcare delivery which focuses on 1) strengthening health are across the nation 2) advancing scientific knowledge and innovation in the industry 3) advancing health, safety and the well-being of Americans 4) promoting efficiency, transparency, accountability, and effectiveness of healthcare organizations. This plan is intended to set the tone for how healthcare companies approach their specific strategies for delivering healthcare to the U.S. population. You can keep up with the specifics at:
www.hhs.gov/about/strategic-plan/index.html

Bureau of Labor Statistics

The BLS is a repository of data on a variety of subject areas for all major industry categories in the United States, including healthcare. It is a searchable database for historical information about industry employment, unemployment, pay & benefits, productivity, investment and other issues at the national, state, and local metropolitan area levels. The Bureau also conducts research on many economic and statistical topics that are relevant to the BLS mission. Browsing this information occasionally can help maintain awareness of changes in national and local trends in the industry.
Spotlight on Statistics: www.bls.gov/spotlight/2009/health_care/