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At KPMG we understand that healthcare and life science organizations are operating in a highly regulated environment, with changing business models, disruptive technologies, and significant amounts of data. Our dedicated industry professionals understand your business, your challenges and the environment in which you operate. We invest significant time understanding trends, comparing methodologies and sharing best practices. Read our latest insights below.

Healthcare provider transformation and the journey from volume to value: Learn how KPMG can help.

    The Day After: How hospitals should respond to a cyber-attack
    May 17, 2016 1:35 AM
    A regional medical center detects a worm infiltrating its email server. A university hospital finds that several entries are missing from patient electronic health records.

    MACRA: The Law in Brief
    Apr 28, 2016 5:55 AM
    This brief explains the factors influencing the passage of MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act), how the law will impact physicians, considerations for physicians as they prepare for MACRA payment changes, and how the forthcoming regulations will further clarify MACRA’s role in driving alternative payment models for physicians under Medicare and beyond.

    Digital Health: Heaven or hell?
    Apr 20, 2016 6:44 AM
    This report aims to cut through both the narrow ambitions of ‘doing the same things, but digitally’ and the often fanciful predictions of many reports about technology’s potential to transform healthcare.

    What Works: Partnerships, networks and alliances
    Apr 19, 2016 1:10 PM
    Based on two years of extensive research into healthcare consolidation from around the world, this report reveals the intersection of improved service quality and cost effectiveness.

    Jumpstarting Population Health Management
    Apr 19, 2016 1:02 PM
    Taking small, tangible steps, and then expanding on the incrementally can result in scalable achievements at the appropriate pace and level.

    Access is Power
    Mar 2, 2016 11:23 PM
    Patient data is a valuable asset. Having timely access is critical for doctors and clinicians providing care and as a means of ensuring patient safety. However, there is another constituency that wants to get its hands on patient data: Cyber criminals

    Healthcare Must Climb the Analytics Maturity Ladder
    Feb 25, 2016 11:48 PM
    Most healthcare organizations are only halfway up the data and analytics maturity ladder. Heeding Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandates, they are instituting electronic health records (EHRs) and using analytics derived insights to improve short-term outcomes, such as decreased hospital admissions and complications.

    A Calculated Risk
    Feb 9, 2016 5:03 AM
    Get an insider’s look at what it takes to evaluate the viability of launching a provider-owned health plan, and how to scale one effectively post-launch.

    A Virtual Channel for Value
    Feb 5, 2016 2:05 AM
    As healthcare payment reform accelerates, telemedicine can give providers a competitive advantage. Telemedicine and telehealth, with their emphasis on taking costs out of the system and their potential to maximize outcomes for individual patients and key populations, can be important catalysts for the change to value-based healthcare.

    Change is Local: A market-level analysis of healthcare's emerging value economy
    Jan 15, 2016 5:22 AM
    Not all markets are created equal and each local healthcare marketplace is guided by its own set of economic dynamics, policy and political characteristics, health risk factors, and competitive interests.

Healthcare plan transformation: Focus on the member as a consumer. Learn how KPMG can help.

    Take Full Measure of Your Data
    Nov 19, 2015 10:39 PM
    Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) reporting is not just a financial requirement. For health plans, it is also a key strategic imperative.

    Ensuring the Quality of the Data: A Call to Action
    Sep 30, 2015 1:33 AM
    Providers and health plans are increasingly staking their reputations and revenues on quality data, but are beginning to question whether they have the right controls in place to ensure their reports are a true reflection of the value they deliver. KPMG’s audit professionals have developed an industry standard for evaluating the effectiveness of internal controls over quality reporting known as Internal Controls over Financial Reporting.

    Health Care and Cyber Security – Increasing threats require increasing capabilities
    Aug 26, 2015 12:49 AM
    KPMG’s survey of 223 healthcare executives found that nearly 80% say their IT has been compromised by cyber-attacks and the most important cyber security concerns are coming from external sources.

    U.S. CEO Outlook 2015 – The growth imperative in a more competitive environment
    Aug 25, 2015 2:14 AM
    U.S. healthcare CEOs are far more optimistic about cyber capabilities than the people working closest to it. Respondents overseas seem to have their expectations more in line with responses from CIO/CTO and compliance executives.

    What Works - Paths to population health - Achieving coordinated and accountable care
    Jul 28, 2015 2:18 AM
    Explore the steps health organizations need to consider in order to achieve coordinated care.

    Managing the risk: Recent data breaches bring security up the healthcare agenda
    May 27, 2015 1:29 AM
    As recent events have made clear, protecting information is not easy. Even a novice hacker would find opportunities to exploit basic flaws in the way healthcare organizations currently fund, manage, enable, organize, and implement their information protection capabilities.

    Protecting information and reputations: HIPAA compliance and data security
    May 27, 2015 1:24 AM
    As data security rockets up the healthcare agenda, many sector executives are starting to question whether they are doing everything they can to protect their organizations from the impacts of a major security breach. Our experience suggests that most organizations could be doing much more.

    Healthcare 3.0: Unlocking the value of big data
    Apr 13, 2015 12:55 AM
    This series of 10 articles from KPMG International discusses how the proper adoption of technology can create a more sustainable model of healthcare which delivers better outcomes while reducing costs.

    Developing an adaptable and sustainable All Payer Database (APD)
    Jan 26, 2015 2:53 AM
    This white paper addresses the why, what, and how of All Payer Database (APDs) and provides our perspectives on next steps for states to consider in moving to an APD solution.

    Medicare Advantage Insights Study
    Jan 21, 2015 1:55 AM
    The hypothesis that Medicare Advantage could be an important driver in the evolving value-based healthcare system led KPMG to work with Strategic Health Perspectives to initiate the Medicare Advantage Strategies Study. Conducted in mid-2014, the research included a quantitative survey of 175 US residents aged 64+ who were open to joining an MA plan in 2015; and qualitative interviews with senior administrators at prominent hospital groups.

Thriving in a converged environment: learn how KPMG can help pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic companies turn disruption into opportunity.

    The Time to Address Medical Device Cybersecurity is Now
    Jun 22, 2016 12:58 AM
    The current state of vulnerable medical devices is unacceptable and requires an immediate, industrywide call to action. In order to address ever mounting cybersecurity threats, organizations must take a programmatic approach to identification, mitigation and remediation of risk.

    MACRA: The Law in Brief
    Apr 28, 2016 5:55 AM
    This brief explains the factors influencing the passage of MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act), how the law will impact physicians, considerations for physicians as they prepare for MACRA payment changes, and how the forthcoming regulations will further clarify MACRA’s role in driving alternative payment models for physicians under Medicare and beyond.

    Global Business Services in Life Sciences: A window to the future
    Apr 7, 2016 12:34 AM
    Global business services can help companies yield sustainable improvements and unlock value.

    Navigating the Final Rule
    Mar 3, 2016 11:34 PM
    The government pricing final rule directs numerous changes and introduces new risks and opportunities. The right external advisor can provide the perspectives, tools and resources necessary to maintain compliance and achieve other objectives. KPMG is assisting numerous organizations with implementing requirements of the final rule and has the viewpoints, tools and techniques you need to succeed.

    CROs, Convergence, and Commercial Opportunities
    Feb 24, 2016 12:29 AM
    With the Contract Research Organization (CRO) sector experiencing modest growth in recent years, many are starting to explore whether ongoing convergence in the U.S. healthcare industry may be creating opportunities for higher revenue growth. Our research suggests that significant untapped advantages may result from expanding the existing strategic relationships between CROs and their life sciences clients, and, thereby, creating new value streams.

    Future of Innovation for Medical Devices
    Nov 19, 2015 10:54 PM
    Medical device companies predict partnerships, rather than in-house efforts, will drive the future of innovation and accelerate speed to market.

    Leapfrogging the Competition - Turning Global Business Services into a competitive differentiator
    Sep 4, 2015 1:37 AM
    To remain competitive and profitable, medical device companies reduce costs and drive measureable, strategic business value back into the organization by adopting a “Global Business Services” (GBS) approach to managing back-office functions.

    U.S. CEO Outlook 2015 – The growth imperative in a more competitive environment
    Aug 25, 2015 2:14 AM
    U.S. healthcare CEOs are far more optimistic about cyber capabilities than the people working closest to it. Respondents overseas seem to have their expectations more in line with responses from CIO/CTO and compliance executives.

    A Bittersweet Pill: Pharma must tackle a resourcing crisis
    Jul 30, 2015 1:20 AM
    Even with optimistic projections for new innovation and revenue growth, scarcity of resources has become a daunting challenge for Pharma. Learn how to take advantage of unprecedented opportunities while transforming your approach to resourcing.

    What Works - Paths to population health - Achieving coordinated and accountable care
    Jul 28, 2015 2:18 AM
    Explore the steps health organizations need to consider in order to achieve coordinated care.

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