Every major player in your health system gets a direct line to the industry’s most-needed insights and
the support to take action. Learn about our research platform.
A strategic focus on talent is critical to success. Learn how we can help you make the right investments.
Attract and retain the patients you aspire to serve by offering the care network, access, and experience they need. See a list of our capabilities below or visit Optum's website for more information about our comprehensive approach to health care operations.
Improve quality and outcomes and lower costs by eliminating unwarranted deviation from the best standard of care. See a list of our capabilities below or visit Optum's website for more information about our comprehensive approach to data and analytics.
Sustain the financial stability to serve your community by making sure you’re paid efficiently for services rendered. See a list of our capabilities below or visit Optum's website for more information about our comprehensive approach to revenue cycle management.
Make sure every level of your organization understands best practice performance and has the tools
and support to get there. Learn about our research platform.
Pinpoint your opportunities and hardwire best practices to accelerate progress. Learn about our technology.
Partner with seasoned experts providing strategic, customized support. Learn about our consulting services.
Strategy is more than taking initiative on multiple fronts—it’s a coordinated and comprehensive blueprint that guides an organization over time. Our experts help clients design a corporate strategy, and chart the course for long term success.
The U.S. health care system has plenty to be proud of—and plenty to learn from places outside our borders.
"How big is big enough?" It's a question we hear a lot when we talk growth strategy with health care leaders, but it's not the right question.
Our experts would love to discuss how we can support your strategic planning process.
Diversified across multiple sub-segments of health care, our Strategy Consulting team is called on to evaluate and identify the right large-scale transformation opportunities for your organization. We partner with a client’s executive team to build a tactical action plan—accounting for overall organizational objectives, market dynamics, and essential stakeholders.
Specific areas of focus include:
The specialized support provided by this practice group is relevant to organizations throughout the health care sector. Our engagements go beyond the framework of traditional providers.
Range of Strategy Consulting clients include:
Members of the strategy practice group draw from a deep pool of expertise—and leverage the firm’s most up-to-date market analyses, proven best practices, robust data analytics, and deep knowledge of the provider space. The team’s leadership offers decades of experience working on comprehensive strategy engagements across the spectrum of providers and industry partners.
Zachary Hafner, MBA
With more than 15 years of health care experience, Zach provides Strategy Consulting clients with deep expertise in growth strategies, delivery system optimization, physician-hospital alignment and integration, high-performing network development and product strategy, value-based payment models, and strategic partnership evaluation and development.
Tom directs best practice research for hospital and health system executives across the nation on topics ranging from hospital finance to strategic planning and clinical service innovation.
Maintaining healthy margins is no longer just an exercise in cost management. In our consumer-driven market, it’s a strategic and continuous undertaking that separates providers of choice from the rest.
Custom support for population health executives to move confidently from volume to value .
Empower physicians as leaders in the pursuit of a unified delivery model. Help them seize opportunities for enhanced patient access to care, highly-integrated care, and long term system value.
In today’s market, growth isn’t just about expanding your facilities—it’s about becoming more relevant to your consumer base through the right mix of services, partners, and branding that will keep patients coming back.