Healthcare & Life Sciences

Re-imagining Employer Healthcare: Transforming Benefits into a Competitive Advantage

May 2017

Re-imagining Employer Healthcare: Transforming Benefits into a Competitive Advantage

How “Self-funding” employer healthcare plans turn benefits into a competitive advantage for companies

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Get Well Soon, Healthcare Providers

Apr 2017

Get Well Soon, Healthcare Providers

A wave of bankruptcies among stand-alone healthcare providers seems just around the corner. Here’s what distressed firms can do right now to get healthy.

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Prescription for a Successful Healthcare Rollup

Mar 2017

Prescription for a Successful Healthcare Rollup

Private equity investors are buying up physician practices and other fragmented segments of the healthcare market and rolling them into single entities ripe for sale. Here’s what buyers and sellers need to know.

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Healthcare Strategy: Integrated Planning Leads to Better Results

Mar 2017

Healthcare Strategy: Integrated Planning Leads to Better Results

This underutilized strategy can lead to improvements in operational efficiencies, cost savings and patient care.

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Wait and See: Investors Yearning to Break Out on Healthcare Deals in 2017

Feb 2017

Wait and See: Investors Yearning to Break Out on Healthcare Deals in 2017

As evidenced at the 2017 JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, a number of uncertainties in the healthcare market are keeping investment dollars tight and point toward a major correction.

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The Urgent Need for Urgent Care

Sep 2016

The Urgent Need for Urgent Care

One key to controlling soaring health care costs in the U.S.? Urgent Care centers—the middle ground between primary and emergency treatment. Here’s ten ways to make it work

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How to Invest in America’s Most Controversial New Industry without Losing Your Reputation

Apr 2016

How to Invest in America’s Most Controversial New Industry without Losing Your Reputation

When a pair of leading institutional investors set out to win a state license to open New York City’s first medical marijuana dispensary, they turned to an FTI Consultant with a unique background as a journalist covering the illegal drug trade. His advice? Differentiate your brand.

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Will New Medicare Law Get Lab Technicians Heated Up?

Apr 2016

Will New Medicare Law Get Lab Technicians Heated Up?

The government’s demand for reams of data from clinical labs is meant to help curb the cost of Medicare reimbursement for diagnostic testing. But it threatens to overwhelm the industry. Here’s what labs should know when trading big data for big bucks.

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Measuring the Future of Healthcare

Feb 2016

Measuring the Future of Healthcare

The need for healthcare transformation has been widely recognized for some time and was a driving force behind the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("ACA").

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Biotech and Big Pharma: Keys to a Successful M&A

Jan 2016

Biotech and Big Pharma: Keys to a Successful M&A

Despite the recent (and largely negative) press around high drug prices, concerns about the possibility of a biotech bubble that could one day (soon?) burst and the autumn 2015 selloff in the health sector that some called the worst in the past four years ...

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The Rise of Analytics in E-discovery:

Dec 2015

The Rise of Analytics in E-discovery:

There were just over 295,000 civil suits filed in U.S. district courts in 2014, an increase of 4 percent over 2013. On top of that, there were another 81,000 criminal cases (including fraud) filed.

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The Cautious Investors’ Guide to Brazil

Dec 2015

The Cautious Investors’ Guide to Brazil

It’s no secret that Brazil has been going through hard times and that investors — with good reason — regard the country as a high-risk environment.

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MEMO TO PHARMA: Don’t Get Complacent (DSCSA Deadlines Loom)

Nov 2015

MEMO TO PHARMA: Don’t Get Complacent (DSCSA Deadlines Loom)

According to the World Health Organization ("WHO"), from 1 percent to 10 percent of drugs sold around the world today are counterfeits, and about 50 percent of medicines purchased ...

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Mobile Health: In the Middle of the Beginning

Jul 2015

Mobile Health: In the Middle of the Beginning

Healthcare and life sciences, more than any other sector in the world, are in an intense period of innovation and change. New science, technologies, regulations and reimbursement policies are pushing providers, payers and patients to rethink ...

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What Are More Than a Billion Insured Patients Worth?

Jun 2015

What Are More Than a Billion Insured Patients Worth?

China’s population suffers from a debilitating lack of access to healthcare. To improve it, the government last year opened up the sector to foreign investors who are rushing in despite daunting challenges.

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Five Questions to Ask Before Your Next Healthcare Data Breach

Mar 2015

Five Questions to Ask Before Your Next Healthcare Data Breach

In early February 2015, Anthem, one of America’s largest health insurers, revealed that it had been attacked, with the personal information of some 80 million people exposed.

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The Rise of Telemedicine: Yes, There’s a Virtual Doctor in the House

Feb 2015

The Rise of Telemedicine: Yes, There’s a Virtual Doctor in the House

As late as the 1960s, doctors often went to patient homes. A decade later, comparing something with “a doctor’s house call” had become a sarcastic comment on the loss of the personal touch.

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The ACA and Big Pharma After the 2014 Mid-Term Elections

Jan 2015

The ACA and Big Pharma After the 2014 Mid-Term Elections

Shortly after the Republican sweep of the November mid-term elections, FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications segment held a panel to discuss the election’s...

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It Takes a Community to Improve Healthcare

Dec 2014

It Takes a Community to Improve Healthcare

The Affordable Care Act was designed to lower the cost of healthcare while improving its quality. One requirement for achieving both goals is to have individuals make better decisions about their own health and for the health of their community.

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Clinical Integration: Collaborating for Value-Based Care

May 2014

Clinical Integration: Collaborating for Value-Based Care

Bringing together physicians, hospitals and clinics under one umbrella can bring real benefits to patients, doctors and payers.

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The Life Science Boom

May 2014

The Life Science Boom

Last year was the Year of the Deal in life sciences. There were 43 U.S. healthcare initial public offerings (IPO), triple the number in 2012.

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A Roadmap for Healthcare Convergence

May 2014

A Roadmap for Healthcare Convergence

The U.S. healthcare industry is undergoing a wave of radical change and disruptive innovation.

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The Long (and Expensive) Good-Bye

Mar 2014

The Long (and Expensive) Good-Bye

The 2010 Affordable Care Act was designed (in part) to reduce the rising and unsustainable cost of healthcare while improving its quality. One area in which this value equation is vividly out of whack is end-of-life care.

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Is “Business Ethics” an Oxymoron?

Feb 2014

Is “Business Ethics” an Oxymoron?

Scandals. Fines. Show trials. These days, just doing business can appear almost criminal. While government-imposed regulation can soothe the public’s ire, it can also create burdensome costs and competitive disadvantages. To survive, businesses must perform reputational due diligence and create self-policing organizational cultures.

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Angels in the Analytics

Nov 2013

Angels in the Analytics

Boston Medical Center was the city’s largest safety-net provider. But with healthcare insurance reform, state funding dried up, and hospital revenue was in free-fall. Here’s how it turned a 2010 operating loss of $34 million into a $2.5 million gain in two years by deploying advanced analytics to inform decision-making at all levels.

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Population Health Management to the Rescue

Oct 2013

Population Health Management to the Rescue

Late last year, a large U.S. regional health plan faced one of its toughest challenges in decades.

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Rx for Transformation

Sep 2013

Rx for Transformation

Strategies and tactics to succeed in the turbulent U.S. healthcare market

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Nowhere to Hide

Jul 2013

Nowhere  to Hide

With the U.S. government cracking down on Medicare fraud, self-screening offers a smart way for healthcare providers to assess and reduce their risks.

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2013 Life Sciences Investor Survey

Jun 2013

2013 Life Sciences Investor Survey

The FTI Consulting third annual Life Sciences Investor Survey, a study conducted by the Strategic Communication practice, assessed U.S. and European investors’ outlook on the investment climate in life sciences and, specifically, their expectations for the sector with regard to transactions, drug development pipelines, subsector performance and geographic growth prospects.

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Better Healthcare Through Clinical Integration

Jun 2013

Better Healthcare Through Clinical Integration

A Discussion with Singing River Health System Facilitated by Phil Polakoff, M.D., FTI Consulting Chief Medical Executive

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Prescription For Integration

Sep 2011

Prescription For Integration

Many U.S. hospitals and physicians are waiting on the sidelines to see if healthcare reform legislation will become a reality. But such hesitancy will put their economic health at risk — regardless of what shape the legislation finally takes.

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Time For Change

Sep 2011

Time For Change

Improving value in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service is an economic necessity, and while the government’s unpopular plan may have been watered down, it may yet serve as a model of what other cash-strapped health systems must do. And where private providers can help, they will be in demand.

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Unite And Conquer

Sep 2011

Unite And Conquer

Getting bigger is one way to cut costs and improve care, but merged hospitals often fail to achieve one or both goals. Michael Dowling, president and CEO of North Shore-LIJ Health System, discusses what it takes to integrate operations and cultures.

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All Hands On Deck

Sep 2011

All Hands On Deck

Accountable care organizations are the talk of the industry in the United States, but precious few actually exist — and that means few guideposts for getting an ACO up and running. That hasn’t stopped this health system.

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The Wrong Lessons

Sep 2011

The Wrong Lessons

The U.S. government, which has a history of responding to economic crises with counterproductive strategies, has done it again, argues this former regulator, who recommends a more effective path.

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Bridging The Divide

Sep 2011

Bridging The Divide

Health insurance CEOs are caught in a tug of war between companies whose employees want affordable care and healthcare providers that desire a decent return on their services. Yet many answers can be found in Europe, South America and Canada — and even the United States.

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A World Of Ideas

Sep 2011

A World Of Ideas

Around the globe, innovations in healthcare are coming from private enterprise. These successful projects could lead the way to many others.

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What's In The Pipeline?

Sep 2011

What's In The Pipeline?

Facing negative publicity and investor wariness, pharmaceutical companies need to communicate how investments in R&D will deliver meaningful future growth.

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Working Well

Sep 2011

Working Well

Helping employees kick unhealthy habits and prevent disease has benefits for companies too, and businesses around the world are stepping up their efforts.

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Healthcare In A Box

Sep 2011

Healthcare In A Box

One company’s simple but effective model for improving healthcare delivery in remote, impoverished locations is having an outsize impact.

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A Hard Look At Costs

Sep 2011

A Hard Look At Costs

As care costs rise, so does the gap between those who can and cannot afford treatment. Key industry players must come onboard to drive down fees and increase healthcare accessibility.

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Understanding the Foreign Corruption Dragnet

Apr 2010

Understanding the Foreign Corruption Dragnet

As regulators dedicate more resources to global prosecutions and enforcement actions, FTI looks at what businesses, senior executives and boards can do to educate themselves and their companies

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Cutting U.S. Healthcare Costs

Oct 2009

The FTI Journal recently convened a group of FTI experts from varied yet connected backgrounds and disciplines – from performance improvement and restructuring, to economic consulting and strategic communications – for a discussion about the state of healthcare in the United States and around the world, with a focus on what’s driving increased spending, and how to slow its growth.

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