Optum is a leading health services and innovation company dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 94,000 people worldwide, Optum combines technology, data and expertise to improve the delivery, quality and efficiency of health care. Optum uniquely collaborates with all participants in health care, connecting them with a shared focus on creating a healthier world. Hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, employers, health plans, government agencies and life sciences companies rely on Optum services and solutions to solve their most complex challenges and meet the growing needs of the people and communities they serve.
The Health Foundation is an independent charity committed to bringing about better health and health care for people in the UK. Their aim is a healthier population, supported by high quality health care that can be equitably accessed. They learn what works to make people’s lives healthier and improve the health care system. From giving grants to those working at the front line to carrying out research and policy analysis, they shine a light on how to make successful change happen. They make links between the knowledge we gain from working with those delivering health and health care and our research and analysis. Their aspiration is to create a virtuous circle, using what they know works on the ground to inform effective policymaking and vice versa. They believe good health and health care are key to a flourishing society. Through sharing what we learn, collaborating with others and building people’s skills and knowledge, they aim to make a difference and contribute to a healthier population.
MSD is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. MSD is a trade name of Merck & Co., Inc., with headquarters in Kenilworth, NJ, USA. Through our prescription medicines, biologic therapies and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programmes and partnerships.
The Boston Consulting Group is a global management consulting firm and the world's leading adviser on business strategy. They partner with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises. Their customised approach combines deep insight into the dynamics of companies and markets with close collaboration at all levels of the client organisation. This ensures that our clients achieve sustainable competitive advantage, build more capable organisations, and secure lasting results. Founded in 1963, BCG is a private company with more than 81 offices in 45 countries.
At the forefront of innovative thinking and practice in healthcare since 1840, The BMJ is one of the most influential and respected general medical journals in the world. Available online, on the iPad, and in print, The BMJ aims to independently lead the debate on healthcare. Featuring high quality research papers, authoritative editorials, news, views, and expert comment, The BMJ helps you to stay up-to-date with what is happening in the medical world. Visit www.thebmj.com for more information.
The Guardian Healthcare network provides expert analysis, news, comment and data as well as a space for healthcare professionals to share best practice with peers and get advice from thought leaders within the sector. If you're already a senior healthcare professional or have aspirations of being one, the Guardian Healthcare network provides a place to talk about your work, learn from the experiences of others and build your career within the sector.