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Healthcare Advisory in Africa: KPMG’s Role

Globally, the healthcare sector is facing enormous, complex challenges around both development and maintenance. In Africa, the sector is undergoing major policy, system and infrastructural changes.

In these unprecedented times, healthcare leaders require insight and guidance from an advisor they can trust. That is why leading organisations turn to KPMG’s healthcare consulting services. With deep industry experience, insight and technical support, KPMG firms are among the leaders in delivering a broad range of audit, tax and advisory services to meet the unique needs of healthcare policy-makers, providers and payers.

What we do

KPMG’s healthcare practice has a dedicated team of 202 partners and 2,745 practitioners globally. As healthcare systems confront similar issues and challenges, our professionals are able to share their experiences across the globe to help generate new approaches. Growing economic pressures and rising healthcare costs are leading to the adoption of major reforms and transformations in the healthcare systems across the world, and Africa is no exception. By 2030, the global healthcare market is expected to grow by six percent annually, to reach nearly US$20 trillion.

It is becoming increasingly evident that healthcare systems around the developed world are facing many similar challenges – higher quality for less cost. Although healthcare is primarily organised within national geographies, the market trends are truly global. Changing demographic profiles, an aging population, new technologies, pharmaceutical developments and rising consumer demands, all create unprecedented fiscal pressures. Our vision is “to become the most eminent healthcare professional services firm on the planet, helping our clients and people successfully address the global challenge to provide affordable healthcare at the highest possible quality to citizens and patients alike.”

Healthcare in Africa, now and in the future

Healthcare in Africa, now and in the future

Our key focus:

‘’Board Grip’’ – Helping to ensure Boards have the right skills, capabilities and information to lead effectively, increase confidence in systems and processes, and improve data accuracy to streamline the costs of regulation and compliance.

Care System Redesign – Working across regional health ecosystems to redesign patient pathways and shift the provision of care to more appropriate settings.

Health IT – Helping to leverage enabling technologies and enhance performance through systems selection, implementation project management, controls assessments, business process improvement and change management service.

Quality and Margin Improvement – Helping organisations to adopt best practice operational models, processes and cost management capabilities in order to enhance both service quality and value for money.

Strategy, Transactions and Financing – Ensuring value is delivered through mergers, acquisitions, divestments, joint ventures, shared services and outsourcing arrangements.

KPMG is committed to the Healthcare Sector, understand its issues and bring this understanding to our assignments.

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David Okwara

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One Response to Healthcare Advisory in Africa: KPMG’s Role

  1. Felipe February 18, 2016 at 7:01 am #

    We operate a small mtcifanaurung company which has always provided medical/dental insurance benefit for all permanent, full-time employees and their entire families. This highly valued benefit translates into employing people who try to take care of their families and take care of their company. Unfortunately we see many employees who do not have a good understanding of how best to use the medical system in a proactive way, to benefit their health which translates into reducing the costs for medical healthcare on a company, system, state, country wide basis. We would like to see the insurance industry take on the challenge of helping to educate our employees and their families on how best to use the systems available. Many of our employees have never been around a medical situation unless it is an emergency. Many do not have their own doctors or come from a culture of being proactive. We would like to see company wide training seessions for our employees to get them through the barriers presented by such an impersonal medical establishment. Perhaps have employee plus family meetings to insure people are enrolled with doctors, signed up for annual physicals, are getting the hang of it, etc. Get people into a proactive stance; currently many need to have a gentle nudge.

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