Geographic boundaries - irrelevant. Functional distinctions among payers, providers, consumers and other stakeholders - rapidly dissolving. The healthcare industry is catching up with manufacturing and service industries to reach out globally across geographic and functional divides. To find common ground with traditional adversaries. To exchange ideas. To develop new business models. To collaborate more closely - and with greater flexibility - with other stakeholders. Today the imperative to compete in quality and value compels payers to seek global partners and pipelines, and new customers.
Paradoxically, global expansion requires building local expertise. Leading-edge companies have discovered that rapid expansion into the global marketplace requires investing time and money to develop the right local talent to manage these emerging-market businesses.
You want to explore international opportunities, but lack the knowledge and experience of overseas healthcare systems. PwC's global network includes local offices in 163 countries. Our people understand first-hand the local nuances of funding and providing healthcare outside of the United States. We can help you objectively evaluate foreign business opportunities.
You need to assess the risks and benefits of doing business in each country where you identify expansion opportunities. We can help you identify and assess likely benefits and potential risks in any region.
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US Healthcare Payer Leader