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Healthcare systems are undergoing dramatic structural changes that will impact every aspect of the way healthcare services are paid for and delivered, and the movement of care outside traditional settings is transforming medicine through digital health solutions.

Tackling healthcare challenges such as reducing costs, improving access to care and outcomes is centric to the full potential of connected healthcare. In future, connected healthcare is set to empower consumers by encouraging them to capture, analyze and act on their health data, as well as coordinate with healthcare professionals and their care team.

While this requires integration of several functionalities such as remote monitoring, mHealth, wearables, IT platforms and health records, companies are forging ahead by developing partnerships with providers, payers, device manufacturers, governments and telecom companies to establish connectivity ecosystems that can efficiently leverage data into actionable insights.

Meet the Team

daniel_ruppar.jpgDaniel Ruppar

Research Director

greg_caressi.jpgGreg Caressi

Senior Vice President

nancy_fabozzi.jpgNancy Fabozzi

Principal Analyst

victor_camlek.jpgVictor Camlek

Principal Analyst


Expertise Areas

Frost & Sullivan's expertise in Digital Health research and consulting includes work in the following strategic and operational areas.

Healthcare Information Technology

Healthcare_Information_Technology.jpgOur coverage includes: data management (cloud, content management); data analytics; data exchange and provider and payer applications.

Technology and the Care Continuum

Tech_Care_Continuum.jpgOur coverage includes: Aging in place; virtual care; telehealth and mHealth; consumer health.

Care Model Transformation

Care Model Transformation.jpgOur coverage includes: population health management; patient/consumer engagement; big data; chronic disease management; prevention & wellness

Our Digital Health Content Covers These Critical Issues:

  • Innovating business models that promise sustainable revenue streams
  • Designing integrated data platforms that empower consumers
  • Developing strategic partnerships that bring novel products and services to the market
  • Establishing industry best practices
  • Identifying emerging markets opportunities
10 Future Healthcare Jobs to Watch

To say that healthcare is changing would be an understatement. Technology is transforming it, and some healthcare jobs may cease to exist in future. It is exciting to see what kind of new jobs will come about and what type of training will be required for the next-generation workforce.

Movers & Shakers Interview with Mr. Richard Leftley - MicroEnsure

MicroEnsure is dedicated to creating, distributing and operating products that help uninsured people in emerging markets to mitigate the risks they face each day. By understanding our customers, providing innovative solutions and pushing ourselves to do everything better, our Company creates…

Global Healthcare Industry Outlook, 2018

In this research deliverable, Frost & Sullivan provides bold perspectives and predictions for the global healthcare industry in 2018. The markets covered include pharmaceuticals and biotech, in-vitro diagnostics, medical technologies, medical imaging, and healthcare IT. The analysis captures…

Emerging Sensor Technologies Transforming Medical Diagnostics

TechVisions latest research service profiles innovations in sensing technologies and their impact on clinical diagnosis. The emergence of point of care (PoC) testing has necessitated compact, more portable testing kits, to replace laboratory testing. In the light of global epidemic outbreaks, there…

PACS and Integrated PACS Market Assessment in Brazil, Forecast to 2021

Brazil currently spends over $80 million on PACS and integrated PACS systems, considering only the software involved. The overall penetration is increasing, although adoption varies significantly among geographical regions and by the size of institutions. While large-size hospitals and diagnostic…

Africa Healthcare Industry Outlook, 2017

In this research deliverable, Frost & Sullivan s analyst team provides bold perspectives and predictions for the African healthcare industry in 2017. The markets covered include pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, in-vitro diagnostics, medical devices, medical imaging and healthcare IT. The…

Future of Smart Hospitals

The entire industry has probably heard the term of Smart Hospitals or the Intelligent Hospitals . However, only a few truly understand the concept, as there is plenty of ambiguity around the term, with each stakeholder defining it in a way that relates to themselves and their services. Some even…

Frost & Sullivan's Growth Consulting services support our clients who require customized and collaborative solutions to help their companies meet revenue targets, capture market share and expand portfolios. Most projects are focused on addressing highly strategic challenges that require creative research techniques and deep market insights to address our clients’ specific needs. Our projects focus on ten primary areas:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions Due Diligence
  • Geographic Expansion
  • New Product Development and Concept Testing
  • New Product Launch
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Distribution Channel Optimization
  • Vertical Market Expansion
  • Customer Strategy
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Technology Strategy (Licensing, Applications)
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Digital Transformation and Strategies

Growth Consulting clients are primarily healthcare technology and service providers such as medical device and diagnostic companies, pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers, and firms in the healthcare information technology and connected health markets. Companies supporting these firms, whether for professional services and logistics or components and software, also regularly turn to us for insight into the multi-billion dollar healthcare vertical. Our broad base of capabilities can be leveraged by any entity seeking to grow in the intersection between healthcare and technology innovation.

Recognizing each project as unique, Frost & Sullivan crafts the optimal approach to addressing our clients’ needs. These tools may include:

  Qualitative Quantitative
Existing Knowledge
  • Existing analyst knowledge
  • Published Frost & Sullivan research deliverables
  • Frost & Sullivan events
  • Industry contacts and relationships
  • Secondary research 
  • Third-party databases
  • Mining internal Frost & Sullivan databases
  • External publically-available data sources
  • Contracted data sources for resale or integration
  • Creative modeling and forecasting
New Knowledge
  • One-on-one interviews
  • Focus groups
  • Panels/forums/workshops
  • Observational research/audits
  • Conference attendance/ research
  • Competitive intelligence
  • Ideation/brainstorming
  • Perceptual mapping studies
  • Delphi studies
  • Surveys (CATI, online, tradeshow)
  • Utility trials/studies
  • Epidemiology surveys
  • Conjoint analysis
  • Value/ROI modeling
  • Other economic studies/modeling

 

Why Partner with Frost & Sullivan?

  • Deep subject matter expertise with highly educated consultants focusing entirely on the healthcare technology sector
  • More than 45 locations around the world to provide unparalleled global access and insights
  • Collaborative teams that formed across industry sectors supporting healthcare technology vertical, e.g. materials, mobility and wireless, power systems, sensors, software, logistics, transportation, food, and others
  • Strong reputation and deep network of healthcare technology contacts to support rapid and insightful industry research and networking
  • Decades of experience in epidemiological, financial, and competitive forecast modelling, providing quantitative rigor and to all our engagements
  • Proven processes and methodologies tested across hundreds of projects with the world’s leading firms
  • Creative thought leadership and deep insights into market dynamics to help product development teams and executives create and validate new whitespace opportunities
  • Ability to design and facilitate on-site workshops with our clients which use proprietary exercises to evaluate opportunities, develop strategies and reach consensus on next steps
  • An established brand known for excellence in the field of healthcare technology innovation that can be leveraged for custom whitepapers, e-broadcasts and other tactical marketing initiatives
  • A highly-skilled team of quantitative research professionals capable of designing and executing complex methodologies, including conjoint analysis, MaxDiff, multivariate analysis and others
  • Access to a broad network of affiliated service partners and third party data tools to extend our capabilities
Types of Companies Examples of Recent Projects
Healthcare Providers Assessing Licensing Potential for an Enterprise Learning System of a Leading Tertiary Healthcare Provider
Suppliers/ Service Providers to Industry Interactive Digital Whitepaper with Embedded Video on the Future of the Global Healthcare Products Supply Chain for a Major Logistics Company
Consumer Health Competitive Profiles on 1,200+ Weight Loss and Skin Care Product Available Worldwide to Support R&D Efforts of a Major Competitor
Investors Buy-Side Valuation Analysis and Financial Modeling for Investment Consideration in an Energy-Based Medical Device  Start Up
Professional Associations Annual Customer Survey on U.S. Purchasing Patterns for Laboratory Products Commissioned by a Leading Industry Association 

 

globe_abstract-network.pngFrost & Sullivan’s Growth Workshops help clients establish a narrow portfolio of key market opportunities from a larger pool of options.  These interactive sessions help clients identify the strongest opportunities in the market and brainstorm strategies for pursuing those opportunities. Growth Workshops run the gamut of market analysis, from opportunity identification to strategy development to planning and implementation. Each workshop’s design is based on the full breadth of client objectives and desired outcomes.

Growth Workshop Consultants help clients funnel and prioritize which opportunities fit best with the company's internal capabilities. During these workshops, attendees gain market knowledge and are trained on evaluation tools and techniques to translate market, competitive, technical, regulatory and economic implications into specific growth opportunities.

Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Workshops use a range of tools and exercises to help clients identify and prioritize key market opportunities, such as:

  • Opportunity/Fit Matrix
  • Decision Support Scorecard
  • Strategy Mapping
  • Executive Alignment Surveys

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