The Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center

The Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center


The Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center (OWHIC) was created to develop and promote market-driven solutions to the crisis of high cost and poor quality that afflicts the healthcare systems of the developed world. Based on the deep healthcare expertise of Oliver Wyman and drawing on its Leaders Alliance network of innovators across sectors and industries, OWHIC identifies and disseminates the ideas and practices that will transform healthcare. Our goal is to create a healthcare system driven by innovation and the needs and desires of consumers, creating value for companies and the public alike.

  • About OWHIC

    Our goal is to mainstream proven innovations and accelerate their development and adoption cycles. This is the moment to fix the broken value equation in healthcare.

    Summit 2015 Highlights

    OWHIC convened 500+ executives and key influencers at its October 2015 Summit.

    OWHIC Leaders Alliance

    The OWHIC Leaders Alliance is a coalition comprised of senior executives from all areas of healthcare who have committed to work collaboratively on key issues impacting consumer value and overall industry sustainability.

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    All Rise With Innovation

    For more on the ongoing work of OWHIC and its bold vision, see Clinical Innovation + Technology's July 2013 cover story.

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  • The Consumer Imperative: Transforming Healthcare From the Outside In

    The fourth annual Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit will be held September 21-23 in Chicago. The event will convene an exclusive group of senior leaders for an in-depth exploration of how consumerism is redefining the healthcare landscape. Learn more here.

    The Marketplace Revolution

    Multiple industries are converging to shatter the old sick-care model and create a new consumer health, wellness, and better-living marketplace.

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    The Patient-to-Consumer Revolution

    How the tech attack radically advances U.S. healthcare – and creates a clear path to market sustainability – by unleashing consumer demand and forever changing the basis of competition.

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    The Volume-to-Value Revolution

    OWHIC's inaugural report explores the future of healthcare between now and 2025.

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  • The Marketplace Revolution

    The Marketplace Revolution is the culmination of a multi-year series on the transformation of the U.S. healthcare system. In this latest installment, authors Tom Main, partner in Oliver Wyman’s Health & Life Sciences practice, and Adrian Slywotzky, partner emeritus, shift their focus from market forces to marketplace structure, and they detail the rise of “multi-chain ecosystems” ...

  • The New Front Door to Healthcare is Here

    Over the past few years, there has been much discussion about the need for a "new front door to healthcare." In general, this refers to moving certain types of care out of the emergency room and doctor’s office and delivering it through more convenient means, such as a retail clinic, urgent care center, or ...

  • The Patient-to-Consumer Revolution

    In the much anticipated follow-up to The Volume-to-Value Revolution, Tom Main and Adrian Slywotzky describe how seemingly unrelated phenomena—high-tech health entrepreneurs, personal fitness devices, retail clinics in big-box stores, “smart care” teams, and IBM Watson—are creating a new health market where demand trumps supply. The expanded cast of health companies enables unprecedent...

  • Convergence: Consumer and Patient-Centered Business Designs

    What will be the distinguishing feature of the healthcare marketplace over the next decade? We would argue that it will be convergence – a blurring of the traditional lines that separate healthcare from health insurance, medicine from health and wellness, employer-sponsored benefits from retail-based healthcare, and the physical from the virtual. In this

  • Health Innovation Center Infographics & Reports

    The Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center (OWHIC) is a collaborative group of cross-industry CEOs and senior decision makers, all of whom share a passion for dramatically improving healthcare. A primary goal of OWHIC is to mainstream proven innovations and accelerate their adoptio...

  • Pharma in the World of Patient-Centered Care

    Healthcare markets are being transformed as incumbents and disruptive innovators work to reshape the consumer value equation and shift trillions of dollars of value from volume- and usage-based models to value-based care. Leading organizations have already learned to lower total cost and improve...

  • The New Leadership Model for Healthcare

    Time after time in a variety of industries (technology and retail most recently), a handful of leaders have stood apart for their ability both to bring about transformational change in their own organizations and to lead the market toward a new vision. Healthcare today needs that sort of leadership to guide and accelerate the movement toward a consumer-centered healthcare market that is glob...

  • Consumer-Centered Business Designs

    The second 2013 ideation session of the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center (OWHIC) pushed beyond patient-centered care to focus on consumer-centered...

  • Patient-Centered Care and Population Health Management at Scale

    Our April workshop was a great success. With our Roadmap to 2025 in place, the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center (OWHIC) teamed with more than 20 healthcare leaders to capture the best new think...

  • What Can the World Learn from U.S. Healthcare Reform?

    For decades, the U.S. healthcare system has been one of the world’s most expensive and inefficient. But there's another side to the story, as laid out in the report "How Much Could the World Save Through Innovative Healthcare Delivery Models?" Prepared for the January 2014 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the report explains how a handful of U.S. healthcar...

  • The Volume-to-Value Revolution

    This inaugural report of the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center (OWHIC) explores the future of healthcare between now and 2025. It offers an overview of three major waves of innovation that over the next decade will bring us to a new patient-centered and value-based approach to healthcare deli...

  • Private Exchanges Change the Game

    When Walgreens announced recently that it would offer its employees medical, dental, and vision benefits through a private exchange, insurers took notice. Here was a major employer with a significant number of white-collar employees on its payroll, shifting to a new and relatively unproven benefits model. Is Walgreens’ move a bellwether for a new healthcare benefits paradigm? Oliver...

  • Tracking the Growth of Accountable Care

    One of the most striking features of healthcare reform in the United States is the explosive growth of accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs take responsibility for the overall health of their patients – not just treating their diseases – and are paid based on their success in controlling costs. Although many providers self-identify as ACOs, we count only those that have “flip...

  • The ACO Surprise

    The healthcare world has only gotten serious about accountable care organizations in the past two years, but it is already clear that they are well positioned to provide a serious competitive threat to traditional fee-for-service medicine. In "The ACO Surprise", our analysis fi...