Gartner Research

Healthcare Business Driver: Industry Structure Transformation

Published: 21 January 2020

ID: G00466329

Analyst(s): Laura Craft , Brad Holmes , Mandi Bishop , Animesh Gandhi


Healthcare and life science industry transformation accelerates with acquisitions, shifting value propositions, novel business models and blurred industry lines driving C-suite debates about how to expand value. CIOs should leverage this research to inform their strategic planning.

Table Of Contents


  • Structural Shifts of Industry in Roles, Value Contribution and Finances Force Responses
    • Introduction
    • Providers Seek to Expand Reach and Access Through Mergers, Acquisitions and Partnerships
    • Payer Market, Disrupted by Acquisitions and Alliances, Is Resetting
    • Life Science Companies Creating Value Through Precision Medicine
    • Industry Drivers
  • Implications
    • Business Implications
    • IT Implications
  • CIO Recommendations

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