The health ecosystem of the future will revolve around individuals’ quest for lifelong wellness. Care will be delivered whenever and wherever the consumer is.
The health sector is witnessing drastic change in the way goods and services are delivered. This is due both to the move away from episodic sick care and toward a focus on wellness and preventing illness, as well as changing health consumers expectations for greater convenience, flexibility and “anytime and anywhere” health care.
To meet this new delivery model demand, a convergence of non-health industries are entering into and reshaping the health arena. There are weekly announcements of new acquisitions, mergers or partnerships between and across industries, often with unlikely companies uniting in an effort to focus on health.
This all adds up to profound — and mostly positive — changes for health supply chain and logistics companies. Meeting new delivery demands and solving for how nontraditional companies will interconnect elevates the importance of supply chain and logistic companies’ role in delivering health care to consumers.
Future supply chain and logistics winners will construct end-to-end, multimodal delivery networks that encompass all stakeholders — clinicians, pharmaceutical and biotechnology partners, lab companies, payers, technology and data analytics companies, and, of course, wellness and health consumers (along with their family members).