2018 global health care sector outlook


2019 Global Health Care Outlook

Shaping the future

With financial sustainability, care delivery, patient centricity, digital transformation, and regulatory compliance at the top of the agenda, health care sector leaders need to collaborate with all stakeholders—both within the health care ecosystem and those in converging industries—as they look to shape the future of health care and establish a sustainable smart health community.

Deloitte’s annual Global Health Care Outlook provides a view on international health care trends and their impact on health care providers, governments, health insurers, patients, and other relevant stakeholders. 

Deloitte’s Global Health Care Outlook 2019 shows that international health care providers face many of the issues familiar to Irish stakeholders. The 2019 report is particularly pertinent in the context of Sláintecare, the national ten-year health reform plan. Sláintecare aims to dramatically reform how, where and when services are delivered for the Irish population and will have important implications for public and private healthcare providers alike.


Deloitte supports organisations across the health care sector to develop and implement a wide range of solutions to drive better health outcomes. The Global Health Care Outlook report highlights numerous transformation drivers and trends including:

Health budgets across multiple geographies are challenged by aging populations and associated chronic conditions such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. In response, service providers are developing new approaches to care delivery, seeking to utilise innovative models and technologies to meet the needs of patients and service users. Lifestyle and wellness is an increasing focus for governments and health payers/insurers as they seek to implement disease prevention and early intervention measures through a range of initiatives.


Patient empowerment is a recurring theme with health consumers demanding and requiring greater choice and access to novel therapies and services. New approaches to disease management, including personalised medicine and gene-based therapies present new and exciting opportunities for the sector.


Access to timely and effective health care is a global challenge with some geographies highly impacted by the rural-urban divide and proximity to services.


Quality and regulatory compliance requirements have increased within the sector. The introduction of new EU legislation (GDPR) has been a focus for many health care providers over the past year, with many engaged in implementing data protection measures and managing cyber security threats.    

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