ST. LOUIS, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare's story in 2015 will be about dramatically changing roles and relationships as pressures on cost, quality and outcomes drive providers, insurers, manufacturers and consumers to engage in new and different ways.
That's what Numerof & Associates predicts in its 2015 forecasts for U.S. healthcare delivery, global pharmaceutical manufacturers and global medical device makers. Numerof is a leading strategy consulting firm that helps create and deliver value across healthcare.
"As roles and relationships evolve, look for paradoxes to abound throughout the year. One day, insurers and pharmaceutical manufacturers will battle over high drug prices but, on another, they will be collaborating on outcomes research and medication adherence," observed Dr. Rita E. Numerof, president of the firm.
She added that the year will see an acceleration of consumers shopping for medical care, employers directly contracting with top providers, insurers acquiring providers or providers buying insurers, and governments expanding product decisions to include economic considerations, not just clinical efficacy and safety.
"Globally across healthcare, demands for greater transparency, risk sharing, and evidence of economic and clinical value will relentlessly propel change. Delivery organizations must better manage variation in cost and quality, while manufacturers need to develop high value products backed by evidence, and redesign their commercial models," explained Numerof.
About Numerof & Associates
Numerof & Associates is a strategy development and implementation firm with more than 25 years' experience helping major pharmaceutical, device, diagnostic, payer and delivery organizations create and deliver value across healthcare. Experts in business transformation, we a bring a unique, cross-disciplinary approach to a broad range of engagements designed to sharpen strategic focus, increase revenues, reduce costs, and enhance customer value. For more information, visit www.nai-consulting.com.
SOURCE Numerof & Associates