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Healthcare Articles & Publications 

KPMG’s global healthcare practice forms a network of expertise with deep insight in the sector. Access here the latest publications from our UK and international healthcare teams covering a broad range of issues and themes currently facing healthcare systems around the world.

More than medicineMore than medicine examines strategies and emerging opportunities life sciences companies can use to align their interests and expertise to evolving healthcare systems.

 

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An uncertain ageFew if any societies have truly faced up to the magnitude of the long term elderly care crisis. If this system fails it will have devastating consequences for elderly individuals, their families, the economy and wider society.

 

Read more: An uncertain age: Reimagining long term care in the 21st century

Something to teach, Something to learnThis report aims to provide a snapshot of the thinking and learning that emerged from KPMG's Global Healthcare summit held in Rome.

 

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Issues MonitorAs the £20bn efficiency drive bites further, some may be tempted to view staff as a cost to the system. In our latest article on workforce productivity we argue for a more strategic and longer term view.

 

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Issues MonitorContracting Value: Shifting Paradigms, KPMG’s Global Healthcare thought leadership report examines the root causes of sub-optimal healthcare and identifies three core principles that – when taken together – demonstrate a clear path to driving value from healthcare systems.

 

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Issues MonitorHealthcare systems currently face a funding crisis, which is adversely affecting health outcomes. High unemployment and the slow pace of recovery have further weakened the public sector and its ability to supply quality health services in Europe. This trend is spreading to other geographies, including the US, as economies across the globe are far more interdependent than ever before. The current financial crisis is an acute form of what is likely to become chronic in many western economies.

 

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Taking the Pulse: A global study of healthcare mergers and acquisitionsThis report examines the healthcare industry as it faces an era of change and transition.

 

As populations grow, demographics shift and the gap between the rich and the poor increases, the demand for health services will rise significantly in both the developed and the developing world.

 

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Taking the Pulse: A global study of healthcare mergers and acquisitionsThere is little doubt among healthcare professionals and that eHealth has the potential to redefine the healthcare industry. Based on KPMG’s global experience and in-depth interviews with 39 health leaders from 15 countries, we outline a series of key lessons for eHealth pioneers and point to successful examples of transformational initiatives from around the world.

 

Download: Accelerating Innovation (PDF 1.42 MB)

Taking the Pulse: A global study of healthcare mergers

Taking the Pulse: A global study of healthcare mergers and acquisitionsMergers in healthcare are unlike those in any other industry. In our global study Taking the Pulse we reveal that around the world and across different social, political and economic settings there are a number of key observations and lessons cited by healthcare executives over and over again. In this report, we provide a clear set of considerations for those who are evaluating or approaching a merger in healthcare.

 

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Issues Monitor: Increasing Importance of Social Media in healthcare

Issues Monitor: Increasing Importance of Social Media in healthcareIn this edition of Issues Monitor (PDF 630 KB) we examine the role of social media in the healthcare sector. Our global report highlights the benefits, challenges, risks and rates of adoption of social media across international health systems. This research is supported by analysis of 25 online health portals from around the world.

 

Download: Issues Monitor - Social Media in Healthcare (PDF 629 KB)

 
 

PERFORM: Helping the NHS deliver up to 20% efficiency savingsThe challenges facing the NHS will not be solved by more blue sky, conceptual thinking. Success will be found through skill, dedication and sheer effort - taking each yard of mud, step by step. We are committed to supporting the NHS as it enters the most significant era of reform to date. Under the banner ‘Perform’ our 10 propositions have been tested an delivered with NHS organisations and have produced efficiency gains of up to 20%.

 

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A Better Pill to Swallow: A global view of what works in healthcareOur global report A Better Pill to Swallow (PDF 1.73 MB) seeks to offer practical guidance on how best to implement and manage the changes required to simultaneously reduce costs and improve the quality of patient care. This study is supported by practical insight from 10 international healthcare organisations that have successfully tackled productivity and efficiency challenges.

 

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The future of global healthcare delivery and managementInternational healthcare systems and governments worldwide are trying to curb rising costs while improving outcomes and the quality of patient care. In this global report, we discuss the growing interest in healthcare integration and outline the associated benefits, challenges and risks along with the role of governments and the potential impact on healthcare providers.

 

Download: Future of global healthcare delivery and management (PDF 741 KB)

 

  

 

Switch On - A case for telehealthAs the expectations of service quality and availability continue to rise NHS organisations are exploring the opportunities associated with telehealth, telecare and assistive technologies – although, for many, implementation is currently a leap of faith. In our report Switch On (PDF 708 KB) we examine the potential benefits and challenges supported by evidence of successful pilots and trials across the UK.

 

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Mark Britnell

Mark Britnell

Chairman of the Global Health Practice

020 7694 2014

mark.britnell@kpmg.co.uk