|By Marketwire .||
|February 4, 2013 10:00 AM EST||
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 02/04/13 -- Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney announced today that Rajeev Kapoor has joined the firm as Partner, bringing broad and deep experience in both strategic and operational improvement across the healthcare services industry. Mr. Kapoor's background, which is rich in traditional performance improvement, business restructuring and cost-structure innovation experience, broadens the capabilities and reach of A.T. Kearney's Health Practice, placing A.T. Kearney at the vanguard of healthcare industry turnaround. Mr. Kapoor will be based in A.T. Kearney's New York City offices.
In order to direct the healthcare industry toward a more self-sustaining path, Mr. Kapoor's work at A.T. Kearney will focus on the nexus point of patient, provider, payer and pharma. With his deep knowledge of healthcare cost restructure, Strategic IT and patient-centric care coordination -- as well as A.T. Kearney's world-class capabilities in sourcing -- Mr. Kapoor believes that the entire model of U.S. healthcare can be transformed, thereby realizing the fundamental goal of current initiatives toward healthcare reform.
Mr. Kapoor notes, "Service for its own sake, and funded by a bottomless well of insurance, is no longer a sustainable model. It now has to be about outcomes." Mr. Kapoor points out that healthcare service companies need to respond to the increasing demand from increasingly well-informed patients, to make relevant and value-based treatment choices. The demand for value-driven healthcare will push healthcare entities to demonstrate effectiveness of care and rationalization of cost. Healthcare companies have an opportunity to respond to these demands by taking a tightly collaborated approach across the healthcare ecosystem to deliver performance-driven personalized services seamlessly through multiple channels.
Observes David Hanfland, Partner and Head of A.T. Kearney's Health Practice, "A combination of rapidly changing technology and evolving consumer behavior is making the traditional healthcare service provider models obsolete. Our clients are looking for new business models that are both more in line with their customers' needs and more effective in the use of their resources." He adds, "Kapoor's breadth of experience and insight into healthcare payers and service providers positions him ideally to develop powerful and creative solutions for our clients."
Mr. Kapoor's operational experience has taken him through multiple engagements throughout the world. Much of this work has targeted sustainable cost reduction and growth strategies for healthcare organizations. Mr. Kapoor has been a speaker at numerous healthcare conferences. Formerly at Maja Equity Partners, Mr. Kapoor has also held positions as Managing Director of Healthcare with Verizon business and Co-Chair of the Yale Health Ecosystem, where he worked on healthcare policy and reform.
About A.T. Kearney
A.T. Kearney is a global team of forward-thinking, collaborative partners that delivers immediate, meaningful results and long-term transformative advantage to clients. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors on CEO-agenda issues to the world's leading organizations across all major industries and sectors. A.T. Kearney's offices are located in major business centers in 39 countries.
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