Five Ways to Drive Profitability Through Contracting Strategy

Posted by Bhargav Mantha on December 19, 2019

Medtech is facing cost pressures from multiple fronts. There are many levers that Medtech can pull to alleviate these pressures and thrive. One of the most important levers is a robust contracting strategy that ensures optimal implementation of your pricing strategy. A comprehensive contracting strategy helps ensure win-win financial deals for all stakeholders and delivers the right products, services and experiences to customers. So what elements constitute a good contracting strategy?


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On the Road to Analytically Driven: Four Takeaways from Medtech Connect 2019

Posted by Bhargav Mantha on July 16, 2019

The medtech industry continues to face several headwinds. The buyer center is changing. Providers are consolidating. There’s an increased focus on value and business model disruption. Medtech faces some existential questions, forcing it to find new ways to stoke growth and stem profit erosion. Our stance has always been that, in addition to revamping its business strategy, medtech needs to become analytically-driven. Medtech companies must leverage their data and analytics to optimize their business strategies and enable growth in ways that are consistent, continuous and agile.


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Acing Medtech Pricing 2.0 With Analytics

Posted by Bhargav Mantha on May 28, 2019

As we’ve heard many times, the traditional medtech operating model faces several headwinds:  buyer consolidation, a focus on value and outcomes, increased cost-to-serve and a change in buying preferences. All these trends have dealt a blow to medtech’s traditionally high margins and to a commercial model that was primarily sales-driven.


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Five Analytics Trends on the Horizon in Medtech

Posted by Bhargav Mantha on January 31, 2019

Maria Kliatchko co-wrote this blog post with Bhargav Mantha.

With the holidays well behind us, it’s time to take stock of 2018 and discuss what’s ahead for 2019 and beyond. In the past few years, advanced analytics has become much more accessible for many non-tech companies, driven by cheaper storage and improved processing power. Healthcare and the life sciences industries, in particular, are now seeing a lot of interest in the growing volumes of healthcare data, along with increased demand in outcomes-based product design and commercialization from regulators, customers and communities.


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The Profit Equation: Using Analytics to Solve for Growth in Medtech

Posted by Bhargav Mantha on October 16, 2018

As my colleague Brian Chapman pointed out in his recent blog post, Silicon Valley has started disrupting healthcare, putting even more pressure on medtech to rethink the traditional business model and to work differently with healthcare providers and consumers. As the industry continues to think of ways to innovate, it should not lose sight of what funds innovation and long-term growth: profitability.


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