January 7, 2015

We didn’t go crazy making a lot of predictions for 2015. That’s because 2015 is the year so many of our past predictions will come true, as the forces of healthcare consumerism and mobile technology collide to forever change the way health care is purchased, consumed and delivered. Call it the Big Bang of retail health.

December 23, 2014

Specialty pharmaceutical company Actavis has hired Jonathon Kellerman as EVP, global chief compliance officer.

December 11, 2014

Clinicians are more open to utilizing burgeoning healthcare technology as part of their practice, and patients are more receptive to interacting with that technology, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute report released last month titled “Healthcare delivery of the future: How digital technology can bridge the gap of time and distance between clinicians and consumers.”

 
December 5, 2014

CMS issued a proposed 428-page rule change earlier this week that would offer health systems more flexibility regarding the agency's accountable care program, PwC's Health Research Institute noted Friday.

October 7, 2014

The 2014 holiday shopping season will be characterized by cautious spending, while economic realities create one of two American holiday shoppers: survivalists and selectionists.

 

September 16, 2014

The U.S. Hispanic population is projected to reach 128.8 million by 2060, or more than 30% of the U.S. population. This could bode especially well for purveyors of health products and services in the pharmacy setting.

August 24, 2014

The U.S. Hispanic population is projected to reach 128.8 million by 2060, or more than 30% of the U.S. population. This could bode especially well for purveyors of health products and services in the pharmacy setting. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute, perhaps more than any other consumer group, Hispanics are cost-conscious, mobile savvy and do not necessarily seek health care within the traditional $2.8 trillion U.S. healthcare system.

August 20, 2014

As health care in the United States continues to move toward a patient-centric system, new opportunities are opening up for technology providers.

June 24, 2014

After a five-year contraction in employer healthcare spending growth, medical inflation in the United States is projected to rise to 6.8% in 2015, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute.

May 15, 2014

I have long believed that the lines that traditionally divided one channel of retail from another are long gone.

February 24, 2014

While retailers have historically used the “multichannel” approach to reach consumers, the rapidly growing focus on the consumer and integrated, customer-focused technology has paved way for a “total retail” experience, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

November 13, 2013

In the current business environment, incremental growth generated by marketing or research and development can no longer create and sustain success, suggested a new report published Tuesday by PwC.

August 8, 2013

Despite a slowdown in U.S. retail and consumer merger and acquisition activity in second quarter 2013, there are signs that M&A activity could experience an uptick for the remainder of 2013, according to PwC's U.S. retail and consumer deals insights Q2 2013 report released on Thursday.

June 18, 2013

Spending on health care will slow down in 2014 despite a flood of new patients who will have insurance, according to a new study.

April 21, 2013

According to research, ownership of smartphones and tablets in particular have grown rapidly over the past couple of years, and that has created a multi-headed omnichannel hydra of a customer who retailers across all channels are desperately trying to appease.

January 9, 2013

Ten issues will take center stage as the healthcare industry moves to meet the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

October 31, 2012

Shrink costs Canadian retailers almost C$4 billion per year, according to a new report.

August 17, 2012

Online Groupons for health services? Doctors and hospitals sharing patient data and treatment goals with retail clinics, pharmacies and urgent care centers? Hospitals luring patients with inviting atriums and indoor waterfalls?

June 7, 2012

More patients are actively looking for and expecting to find mobile health solutions, according to the global Economist Intelligence Unit report, which was commissioned by PricewaterhouseCoopers and released Thursday.

November 21, 2011

The Triangle Business Journal has named MedPro Rx to its list of the fastest-growing companies in the North Carolina Research Triangle for the fourth consecutive year, the specialty pharmacy provider said Monday.

November 17, 2011

Consumer loyalty isn't driven by rewards programs but shopping experiences that create strong psychological connections, according to a new report from PwC.

October 6, 2011

Genomics has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of cancer and the drug industry, and the New York Pharma Forum is sponsoring a symposium on the subject in December.

June 22, 2011

The vitality of consumer packaged goods companies is healthy again, according to a new report issued by the Grocery Manufacturers Association and PricewaterhouseCoopers on Wednesday.

June 20, 2011

It’s like if KITT, the talking car on the 80s TV hit “Knight Rider,” consulted Hasselhoff about his excessive drinking while the two used advanced automotive and information-based technology to fight crime — and improve health outcomes.