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  • Making it happen: A roadmap for cities and local public services: PwC
    Making it happen A roadmap for cities and local public services Today cities around the world are seen as the engines for sustainable economic growth And more than ever before the growth that cities can achieve is strongly linked to their power to address social environmental and economic issues in a holistic manner whilst making the most of future opportunities But the most pressing challenge for most cities which we address in our Making it happen report is how to make this happen and turn city visions into reality Our survey reveals that whilst most local governments would claim to have a reasonable knowledge and awareness of the issues and trends in their communities in practice this may be more anecdotal than evidence based Developing a clear vision and internal management capabilities allows a city to prioritise invest in and strategically manage the building blocks or capitals needed by any city for long term prosperity social environmental cultural intellectual infrastructural ICT and political participation Behaviour is key to making a strategy happen Leadership is the stand out feature but leadership on its own is not enough The delivery of positive outcomes from strategies can also only happen if employees and external stakeholders are engaged and if everyone knows their respective roles and responsibilities for implementing the strategy documented in a comprehensive implementation plan Learn more in PwC s Making it happen A roadmap for cities and local public services to achieve outcomes Explore the data Is there a clear documented long term 5 years or more strategic vision for developing your city To what extent are external stakeholders involved in the development of your organisation s strategy How well is the organisation s strategy underpinned by an effective and sustainable financial plan Has the organisation invested in a staff training

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/government-public-services/making-it-happen.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Thrive with cancer: PwC
    as possible during their care and treatment they want to thrive How can health systems globally change the cancer care paradigm One of the great achievements of medicine is the improvement in survival of people with cancer But people diagnosed with cancer want to be able to make choices receive personalised and co ordinated care and have more control over what happens to them they want to live as normal a life as possible to thrive One of our strategy partners in Australia went through the frightening experience of being diagnosed and treated for cancer finding it extremely debilitating As he says We need to let go of the word survivor If that s a value proposition then it s a lousy one because not everyone will survive cancer But you can still have a good quality of life and be enabled to continue doing the things that you enjoy Things that enable you to flourish Things that enable you to thrive We need a change in mind set Influenced by Justin McLean s experience we asked patients caregivers and clinicians in Australia the UK and US what is important to them Based on our research this paper looks at how health systems should re focus and help people thrive through their cancer experience ie to Personalise focus more on the outcomes that matter to the individual Coordinate provide better coordination of care and easy navigation Go digital to enable improved quality of life throughout the cancer experience With global communications digital reach and the plethora of new entrants entering the marketplace this is the right time for health systems and organisations to look at how to change the paradigm of cancer care By doing this not only will it help improve the holistic cancer experience a person goes through

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/healthcare/publications/thrive-with-cancer.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Global healthcare new entrants: PwC
    series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Global health s new entrants Meeting the world s consumer Download Global new entrants are resetting the axes of the global healthcare and wellness markets New entrants from outside the traditional business of healthcare are redefining the US 9 59 trillion global healthcare market for consumers providers payers and investors in both developed and developing nations These new entrants are pioneering pathways into virtual healthcare more affordable and convenient care options wellness and fitness and more In our report PwC provides a global perspective on health s new entrants and how these savvy entrepreneurial players are bringing consumer acumen innovative business models and fresh ideas to address longstanding challenges We explore The Leapfrog Effect Why new entrants can innovate faster in developing countries How new entrants are spurring the virtual democratisation of care How new entrants are filling gaps in a global consumer health system The path of least resistance How the wellness and fitness industry may offer a more flexible entry for businesses considering ways to enter the healthcare sector The report also includes case studies and business implications for new entrants traditional healthcare organisations and the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry Download the chart pack for this report Share Healthcare Emerging trends in healthcare Changes in demographics Chronic diseases and conditions Depleting resources The distrustful consumer The empowered consumer Services Assurance services Data and analytics Deals and corporate finance funding Digital health Consumer

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/healthcare/publications/new-entrants.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Coordinated care for the elderly: PwC
    or harmonise incompatible regimes Read more in the report including a case study SPICE from Singapore 2 Embrace change and cooperate with new entrants New entrants from the retail consumer products telecommunications and technology industries are expanding and reshaping the health sector Some of these companies aim to help older people live more comfortably and safely in their own homes For example Deutsche Post has launched a new service called Personal Post for elderly citizens who live alone Subscribers pay a small monthly fee to have a postman ring the doorbell and speak to them every Tuesday till Saturday If something is wrong the postman notifies the local help service which immediately contacts a relative Read more in the report 3 Reallocation of resources from the secondary sector It will also be necessary to reallocate resources from the secondary sector to the primary community and social care sectors The most integrated care networks operate with about 1 57 hospital beds per 1 000 people without compromising the quality of the service they provide However most countries are far from this ideal 4 New payment models Several innovative payment models have emerged in those countries that are in the vanguard of integrated care Some of these new models employ outcomes based and performance based incentives Other countries are testing alternative approaches The Dutch Ministry of Health has for example launched a bundled payment scheme for treating people with diabetes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and vascular disease The United States is experimenting with accountable care organisations ACOs The English National Health Service NHS is piloting an even bolder version of population based care delivery Read our report for examples and a case study The Manises Model 5 New contractual structures New contractual structures will needed to align the interest of payers providers new entrants from outside industries and citizens more effectively The simplest solution is to merge all the providers in one single integrated organisation but that is not always feasible or likely to happen Another option is to borrow from the various contract types used in the private sector These include the prime contracting model the joint venture and the alliance Read our report for more on the strengths and weaknesses of these models 6 Integrated information systems and digitalisation Care services improve when doctors and social workers have immediate access to information on the elderly they serve to coordinate delivery Four general guidelines apply in building an IT system that supports personalised service delivery The needs of each of the stakeholders must be identified Clinical safety should obviously be a top priory as should the security of the system itself The system must work horizontally as well as vertically Most health IT systems are designed to perform a specific set of functions in a specific department or organisation But patients move from one department to another and from one organisation to another The information contained within the system must also be accurate and instantaneously available Users must thus be able

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/healthcare/publications/elderly-care.html (2016-02-10)
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  • Asia-Pacific Health Industries Newsletter: PwC
    and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Asia Pacific Health Industries Newsletter This newsletter is published tri annually and is comprised of news and analyses by PwC industry specialists for companies and organisations in the health sector Explore individual healthcare articles below by clicking on a link or download a PDF of the full month s issue Issue 15 December 2015 Taiwan tech companies expanding into healthcare India Decoding the patient experience Issue 14 August 2015 Australia Transparency reporting in Australia Philippines Future outlook of Philippines M A market in pharma and healthcare industries Taiwan Healthcare regulatory New Long term Care Services Act passed Issue 13 April 2015 Taiwan Taiwan health industries outlook Singapore Healthcare of the future Are hospitals the only answer for South East Asia Australia Working globally to eliminate avoidable blindness Japan 2015 Japan tax reform proposals Singapore Taxation proposals updates India Increase of foreign direct investment in India s insurance sector India Hospitals are full but margins are low Singapore Pricing and reimbursement updates Issue 12 December 2014 India Health PPPs Drivers to achieve universal healthcare in India Issue 11 July 2014 India Challenges and growth of Digital Health in India India Availability of nationwide patient record in India China Opening up for wholly invested medical institution in China Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone PFTZ Healthcare Emerging trends in healthcare Changes in demographics Chronic diseases and conditions Depleting resources The distrustful consumer The empowered consumer Services Assurance services Data and analytics

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/industries/healthcare/publications/asia-pac-newsletter.html (2016-02-10)
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  • mhealth: Current and future state of mobile health: PwC
    quality and it s looking to the private sector for innovation and efficiency mHealth improves access and quality and offers dramatic innovation and cost reduction Foundations already in place The foundations of industrialisation of healthcare are already in place electronic medical records remote monitoring and communications Care anywhere is already emerging The platform for mHealth is set Personalisation Healthcare like other industries is getting personal mHealth can offer personal toolkits for predictive participatory and preventative care Video How can we be sure that mobile healthcare isn t just technology driven hype Downloads Emerging mHealth Paths for growth This report compiles stakeholders views on mHealth and offers a comprehensive look at the full mHealth landscape including its potential in developed and emerging markets the barriers to adoption and its impact Executive summary Explore key findings The global mHealth market opportunity and sustainable reimbursement models In the final issue we discuss how the mHealth market will grow to nearly 23 billion by 2017 and how organisations can capitalise through scalable business models Owning the disease In the fifth issue we explore how medical technology companies can adapt to the changing marketplace by adopting a new business model that focuses on the entire patient experience instead of just episodes of care Interoperability An essential component for scalable mHealth PwC s mHealth explores the current state of interoperable systems why they are so important to mhealth and how open systems can benefit providers payers and new device entrants How supportive is the regulatory framework for mobile health applications Regulatory bodies in the United States and the European Union are beginning to increase scrutiny over mHealth solutions but over 150 countries have yet to develop regulatory frameworks or guidance mHealth Insights How is mobility driving business for pharmaceutical companies In this second issue we discuss

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  • PwC experience and services to the global healthcare industry: PwC
    more Asia Pacific Health Industries Newsletter Read the latest issue Emerging trends in healthcare Current procedures and societal challenges are driving healthcare costs to new levels Find out how to benefit from accelerating change remain competitive and continue to deliver quality care Learn more Entering a new era of healthcare As economic and geopolitical forces collide a more dynamic and competitive marketplace is emerging Technological advances the emergence of a number of new entrants into the market new business models and partnerships greater transparency and alternative funding models bring cause for optimism All this change will provoke turmoil but it will also create unprecedented opportunities PwC is committed to helping support the improvement of health and well being around the world and are determined that our efforts have a positive impact on society PwC helps clients across the healthcare field from payers to providers policy makers investors and new entrants keep pace with an industry that is rapidly transforming Why PwC According to third party analysts PwC is one of the largest healthcare professional services firms and one of only four global consulting networks with leadership positions in each of the key sectors of Payer Provider and Government Healthcare consulting Our global network of professionals includes leading minds in medicine bioscience information technology clinical operations business administration and health policy PwC s thought leadership and extensive research gives our engagement teams access to competitive intelligence perspectives on leading practices and analysis of trends affecting health related industries We provide health organisations with professional guidance not just on healthcare issues in their local markets but also about operating in global markets including a broad mix of service lines that may include manufactured goods retail mobile communication devices and information systems PwC brings a world of multiple industry experience to its healthcare

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  • Lessons from Latin America: The early landscape of healthcare public-private partnerships: PwC
    lead PwC s series on leadership and gender equality Country job search Explore careers with Strategy Press room Facts and figures Press contacts Analyst relations Global International PwC Sites Commonly visited PwC sites Global Australia Brazil Canada China Hong Kong France Germany India Italy Japan Mexico Middle East Netherlands Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States Complete list of PwC territory sites Lessons from Latin America healthcare public private partnerships Download Lessons from Latin America The early landscape of healthcare public private partnerships Executive Summary Across Latin America demand for health services has outpaced supply Significant investments are needed in healthcare infrastructure to replace aging facilities and or construct new facilities to address access gaps Healthcare public private partnerships PPPs have become an attractive option for expanding healthcare services while requiring only limited up front capital investment from the public sector A nascent market for healthcare PPPs has emerged driven by the following Changing demographics Changing epidemiology Growing economy Expanding healthcare coverage PPP legislation This study provides an overview of the healthcare PPP markets in 17 Latin American countries with an in depth analysis of five countries Chile Colombia Honduras Mexico and Peru The report analyzes key factors of mature healthcare PPP markets and describes healthcare PPP projects tendered to date including their tender processes financing schemes key performance indicators successes and challenges This is the second in a series of publications on PPPs jointly authored by the UCSF Global Health Group and PwC This series aims to document and raise awareness of innovative PPP models in health globally and to disseminate lessons learned to inform current and future healthcare partnerships Healthcare Emerging trends in healthcare Changes in demographics Chronic diseases and conditions Depleting resources The distrustful consumer The empowered consumer Services Assurance services

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