Industry Expertise

Healthcare

Our healthcare practice supports organizations working on critical challenges in today’s complex marketplace—from healthcare reform to performance management.

We advise health systems and large physician practices on competitive strategies and organizational effectiveness, helping them improve service efficiency across key departments. We build flexibility into systems and implementation plans giving organizations the capacity needed to meet future as well as current challenges.

Focus Areas

Business Intelligence & Analytics

Administration, clinical and revenue technologies collect a staggering amount of information. We help providers employ the right tools and methods to capture insights and make critical decisions with confidence.

Care Delivery/Payment Innovation

New delivery and payment models often require new technology, processes and structures. Our long track record of end-to-end Health IT expertise meets the challenges of population-based care and data sharing.

Compliance Program Management

We bring our compliance track record to successfully run large-scale programs such as ICD-10, HIPAA, and Meaningful Use.

Healthcare Information Technology

As care delivery models evolve to improve outcomes, so must information flow and data use. We help organizations develop and implement their health IT strategy, including EMR implementations. 

Integration and Affiliation Support

Mergers and acquisitions create internal challenges to align services, reduce turmoil and eliminate duplications. We design efficient systems that bring the right rools and people together for long-term gains.

Organizational Transformation

The success of mission-critical initiatives depends on comprehensive planning. We apply deep change management expertise to help and design an implementation process that stays on track and delivers measurable results.

Latest Insights

Best Practices for the Healthcare Industry

Healthcare leaders offer employers insights for offering benefits, working with benefit providers, and engaging employees in their own healthcare.    Read More

Meaningful Use: Expecting the Unexpected

The road to Meaningful Use is lined with uncertainties.   Read More

ICD-10: Lessons from the Frontlines

Prepare for the conversion while improving quality and patient safety.   Read More

Accountable Care Organizations

Across the country, accountable care organizations (ACOs) are being hailed as a solution to the most daunting challenges of healthcare reform: slowing the unsustainable growth in overall costs.   Read More

Case Studies

Using the Power of Predictive Analytics to Forecast ACO Impact

Point B helped a large healthcare system develop a predictive analytic framework that led to confident negotiations.   Read More

Radical Simplification Reaches Healthcare

Point B developed and implemented a strategy that helped a client radically simplify its enterprise application portfolio.   Read More

Improving Patient Safety for MultiCare Health System

Each year, an estimated 1.5 million Americans are affected by medication errors—a problem that can have serious consequences.   Read More

Saving the Emergency Room

Learn how Point B helped our client implement a better solution for its overcrowded emergency room.   Read More

Our People
Jan Mueller
Practice Director, Healthcare Firmwide

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Point B helps our health plan clients navigate the changing landscape. We offer a wide range of healthcare solutions to help our clients deliver more effective, efficient and affordable healthcare outcomes.

Focus Areas

Government Programs

New regulatory requirements and increased cost pressures are impacting and transforming the Medicare and Medicaid space. We help clients understand, plan for, and implement these transformational initiatives.

Individual Market

The Affordable Care Act changed the future of the individual market. We help our clients address the changing regulations, adjust operational processes and prepare for customer growth. Leveraging our go-to-market experience with our retail clients, we assist with developing customer-centric products, marketing and distribution channels.

Employer Market

Employers are demanding more cost effective and proactive products and services and new competitors are coming to market quickly to address this need. Health plans need to determine how they will continue to effectively compete as the market shifts.We support our clients’ efforts to determine and execute employer market planning, programs and new initiatives in the face of change.

Health IT

Healthcare organizations are in a position to take full advantage of technology in ways that further overall strategic goals. We work with our clients to develop IT strategies, manage and facilitate the use and improvement of data, implement application solutions and develop mobile technologies. 

Exchange Initiatives

We partner with state organizations, health plans and intermediaries to design, plan and execute public and private Health Insurance Exchange initiatives. We partner with health plans to assess their organizational readiness to succeed on the exchange. We focus on key functions such as standing up scalable operations, data standards, portal strategy, evaluation, selection, and administration.

New Product Offerings

We help large national and regional health plans launch large, customer-centric programs to pilot wellness and healthy choice incentive program offerings and support benefit design, go-to-market planning, vendor selection and integration.

Latest Insights

Selling Health Plans and Services Online

Online sales of health plans and services put consumers in the driver's seat. A lesson in history can help your organization get ready.   Read More

Accountable Care Organizations from a Payor Perspective

Engaging in new partnerships with a diverse array of providers—and even other payors—will require new strategies and new structures based on a deep understanding of the changing landscape.   Read More

Six Steps to Increasing Worker Wellness

More and more companies are offering wellness plans, but what separates the best ones from the rest?   Read More

Case Studies

Turning Around a Faltering PMO

Learn how Point B helped a client turn around its faltering PMO to meet their changing business needs.   Read More

Winning in the New Employer Marketplace

Read how Point B helped a large healthcare client reset its ongoing strategy and update its systems and processes for success.   Read More

Our People
Jan Mueller
Practice Director, Healthcare Firmwide

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Point B’s Life Sciences consultants help our clients with the challenges of converting their R&D organizations and products into viable commercial operations, improving the effectiveness and efficiency of internal operations, and developing and implementing strategic initiatives.

Focus Areas

Product Development Portfolio Assessment and Planning

Our drug and device governance structure establishes effective development portfolio decision making to maximize the return on development investments.

Commercial Product Planning

We help clients develop the capabilities they need to successfully launch new products to market.

Compliance and Quality Management

We help clients implement their infrastructure and systems in compliance with FDA regulations such as 21 CFR Part 11, Good Manufacturing Practices, and Good Tissue Practices by using methodologies, such as Lean, that focus on quality and efficiency as well as compliance.

Laboratory Facility Planning

Our laboratory transition methodology minimizes disruption of in-process research, with detailed planning covering construction, staffing, certification, communication, training and ongoing support.

Latest Insights

Use Your PMO to Drive Business Results

When positioned as business partners, rather than order takers, PMOs have the power to make big impact.   Read More

Case Studies

Bringing Structure and Compliance to an IT Turnaround for a Life Sciences Organization

A new ERP system can help a company build a foundation for rapid, sustained growth.    Read More

Moving a World-class Biotechnology Facility

Relocating any corporate headquarters is a major undertaking and our client had a tight schedule with a hard stop.   Read More

Healthcare M&A: Strengthening a Seller’s Position

Point B armed their client with key facts to support the negotiation process to get the best price possible.   Read More

Our People
Gwen Hall
Seattle

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