Series: What's Next for Healthcare


Healthcare’s antiquated one-size-fits-all structure is primarily built for the “ideal” – not the real – patient. Here, we imagine what the future may look like.

Oliver Wyman Health

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In this series of articles below (Chapter 2 of Oliver Wyman's Health Innovation Journal: Volume 2we explore healthcare's potential future. As consumer preferences evolve at lightning speed, what does alignment between offerings and expectations look like? Who will transform healthcare's status quo next? What will the healthcare job openings of tomorrow look like? And will nutrition play a bigger role in physicians' medical decisions?

Pharma's Role in Emerging Health Ecosystems

Consumers, looking for more than healthcare stakeholders' current offerings, are starting to advocate for their health on their own terms. Those who look beyond traditional treatments will give incumbents a run for their money. Pharma's toolkit for change involves bold investments in new approaches and a refusal to put all your eggs in one drug manufacturing basket.

Around the Globe: Three Models of Innovation to Emulate

Most talks of "innovation" mention things like "sophistication" and "quality" in the same breath. But this kind of innovation isn't cheap. Healthcare's disruption won't come from a magical tech solution or a new government announcement, but from customization and a blending of traditional and non-traditional global models.

Defining Healthcare's Workforce For The Future

Half of all jobs people have today will look completely different in the future. Healthcare needs a deliberate assessment of what tomorrow's jobs really require -- like technology that engages patients according to their evolving expectations, greater investment in non-clinical and clinical talent, and more. Here's some advice on how a "no regrets" mindset will redefine worker capabilities.

Prescribing Food As Medicine

Malnutrition isn't just about food. It's about integrating education, standardization, and support into the traditional care model -- something most healthcare professionals aren't yet well-versed in. This interview with Alison Steiber, Chief Science Officer of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, showcases real-life solutions such as writing prescriptions, no not for drugs, but for grocery lists.

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