Thinking About the Healthcare Sector

I’m always fascinated to think that over 17% of US GDP goes to healthcare.  All of this spending stimulates a lot of policy debates, but I’m more interested in the business challenges and opportunities presented by the size and complexity of the healthcare industry.  Many aspects of healthcare have traditionally been slow to evolve, but these days changes in regulation, new information technology, and novel business processes models (like the rise of outpatient procedures) are speeding up the pace of change.

While I’ve done consulting work in various parts of the industry (with providers, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices), I still don’t feel that I have a true ground-up understanding of how everything works.  So in addition to more general posts, I’m planning a series of blog posts exploring the industry from a business strategy perspective. Continue reading Thinking About the Healthcare Sector