Healthcare

Times are hard in today’s healthcare industry. Healthcare stakeholders are under financial pressure, data is often duplicated and financial systems are increasing in complexity. Organisations are looking into health-information technology solutions to improve their processes and controls. Despite efforts by both health-industry players and payers, healthcare costs in Belgium are continuing to rise to unsustainable levels. At the same time, patients are requiring more transparency on costs and performance and the ability to choose their own care model.

Challenges you face

  • measuring the quality of care throughout a healthcare organisation
  • dealing with the dual healthcare-finance system
  • managing patient migration
  • implementing a proper quality system
  • dealing with new care models
  • setting up and managing projects in conjunction with pharma & life sciences companies, academia and government
  • dealing with rising health-consumer expectations
  • dealing with medical and business risks, compliance and governance
  • preparing for the future healthcare landscape

How PwC can help

PricewaterhouseCoopers understands the critical linkages in the health sector and how these relationships should be considered when optimising strategy and operations and financing your business decisions.

Our strength lies in combining an extensive network with our in-depth industry knowledge to generate decisive added value for our clients. By connecting the skills and competences of our specialists, we are able to cover the entire healthcare value chain, working with: 

  • regulators
  • healthcare providers (hospitals, homecare, etc.)
  • government agencies
  • public/private partnerships
  • healthcare associations and non-for-profit healthcare organisations and
  • health funds

A selection of our healthcare services:

  • legal and funding structures for hospitals
  • tax-optimisation for hospitals
  • internal audit support for hospitals
  • hospital quality-management systems and the application of “lean” healthcare business processes
  • strategic and operational support for translational research and biobank activities
  • coaching hospital senior management
  • development of new business models for healthcare organisations based on partnerships with industry, academia and government
  • preparing strategic plans for new business opportunities,  new collaborative partnerships (with industry, academia and government) and innovation models
  • business planning, scenario planning, preparing for the future
  • improvement of financial performance through improved registration of clinical activities and related invoicing
  • set-up and implementation of appropriate hospital governance structures
  • health information technology effectiveness
  • healthcare fraud & dispute analysis
  • setting up public/private partnerships

 

Listen to Director Ingrid Maes talk about  current pressures in the healthcare industry.