Get Started Choose Your Role to Discover Solutions

Home » Industry » Consumer Goods » Healthcare


The U.S. healthcare and health-services industry is comprised of individual physicians and physician groups; independent physician associations (IPAs); inpatient/outpatient hospitals; payors and managed-care entities; vendors; hospital boards; regulators; clinicians; investors; lenders; and labor. Typical healthcare inventory includes: medical and office equipment; consumables; medical and lab supplies; office supplies; pharmaceuticals; marker and identification isotopes; prosthetics, braces and other durable medical equipment (DME); eyeglasses; and dental appliances.

The U.S. healthcare/health-services industry accounts for more than 1.6 trillion in revenue yearly; in short, it’s huge. Increasing corporatization and the rise of for-profit healthcare are rapidly replacing individual physician practices and small community hospitals, which have been squeezed by rising expenditures; a growing uninsured/underinsured population; insurance companies’ declining reimbursements; and workforce shortages. In response, emerging healthcare organizations (EHOs) are developing new affiliations, capital structures and governance configurations to better align the interests of patients with healthcare industry sub-sectors, including developing alternative staffing models, shifting patients to outpatient services, and reducing supply and administrative costs.

This website uses cookies to improve functionality and performance. If you continue to use the site, this is a tacit consent to the use of cookies on this site. Further information can be found in our privacy policy.