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Demonstrating our purpose in our work

PwC's purpose is to "build trust in society and solve important problems." Our Partners and staff demonstrate a commitment to this purpose every day in the work we do with our Health Services clients. We do so because of a deep and passionate recognition of the importance of health to society - because health matters. The following case studies are an example of just a few engagements that show our strong desire to make a difference.

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Working with clients to make an impact

We work side by side with health organizations and community residents, to improve health and wellness. The stories featured here illustrate the importance of working together to solve the complex health challenges we face. When we collaborate, our strengths are amplified.  See how we are working together to solve complex health challenges.

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Creating the world’s most used spirometer

Creating the world’s most used spirometer

Millions of people around the world suffer from respiratory diseases but go undiagnosed. One leading reason is lack of access to proper medical equipment. We saw the opportunity to develop a spirometer using widely available smartphones offering a better user experience – and at a fraction of the cost.

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Putting people at the heart of technology with Southern Cross Health Society

Putting people at the heart of technology with Southern Cross Health Society

PwC couples human insights, collaborative design and state-of-the-art technology to create workplaces where employees can flourish long-term.

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Improving patient experience: Patient-centric admissions at St. John of God Health Care

Improving patient experience: Patient-centric admissions at St. John of God Health Care

Using BXT, PwC worked with St. John of God Health Care to develop a patient admissions process to improve the patient experience and reduce patient stress.

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Transforming the donor and wish-granting experience with Make-A-Wish

Transforming the donor and wish-granting experience with Make-A-Wish

Bringing together multi-disciplinary talents, technologies, and organisational decision-making capability to digitally transform the core of Make-A-Wish and introduce the concept of social giving to this 36-year-old cause.

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Enabling Takeda to help patients better communicate uncomfortable information

Enabling Takeda to help patients better communicate uncomfortable information

Understanding the patient journey of more than 1.6 million individuals suffering from a complex and debilitating disease to help bring new insights and treatments to market.

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Taking on Diabetesville by reimagining healthcare with the University of Texas

Taking on Diabetesville by reimagining healthcare with the University of Texas

Diabetes has become a global epidemic, with the number of adults living with the disease quadrupling since 1980 and the spend on diabetes tripling in the last ten years.

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A case study on making a rare cancer treatment accessible for all in Australia

A case study on making a rare cancer treatment accessible for all in Australia

When a PwC Partner was diagnosed with a rare cancer he made a private submission, backed by PwC research, to get treatment approved for reimbursement

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Helping disabled Indigenous people in Australia

Helping disabled Indigenous people in Australia

Consulting across six communities to establish what support already existed for people people with disabilities to gain access to healthcare in rural Australia; what the challenges were; and what they would be under a new model.

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Reducing ‘door-to-needle’ time for stroke patients in Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital, Norway

Reducing ‘door-to-needle’ time for stroke patients in Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital, Norway

How did one hospital in Norway work with us to shorten the length of time before a patient received critical care necessary to have the best possible outcome from a brain stroke?

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How Walmart’s retail healthcare programme has helped American manage their own health

How Walmart’s retail healthcare programme has helped American manage their own health

Defining the power of retail healthcare with Walmart’s Healthcare Begins Here programme which offers free tools to help Americans better manage their health.

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Improving diabetes care in Aruba

Improving diabetes care in Aruba

Helping connect stakeholders and put in place nation-wide coordinated steps for improvement in the health of this Caribbean island's population.

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Developing a heat health action plan for India as part of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network

Developing a heat health action plan for India as part of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network

Supporting the development and funding of a programme centred on enhanced public awareness of extreme heat, an early warning system and heat preparedness planning.

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Lessons from Latin America: healthcare public-private partnerships

Lessons from Latin America: healthcare public-private partnerships

A market landscape study of the current and planned healthcare public-private partnerships in Latin America.

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Health System Innovation in Lesotho: Design and early operations of the Maseru Public Private Integrated Partnership

This PwC case study details the design and launch of an innovative partnership to dramatically improve delivery of healthcare in Lesotho in southern Africa.

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Building mHealth business models that work

Building mHealth business models that work

What principles are key for mHealth's success? PwC says interoperability, integration, intelligence, socialisation, outcomes and engagement help innovation thrive.

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