Kaufman Hall has been tracking the growing influence of consumer decision-making in healthcare—commonly referred to as “consumerism”—for the past five years. Changes in the consumer healthcare journey—from scheduling appointments online to accessing a growing number of outpatient and virtual care options by traditional providers and new entrants alike—were already taking place prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. But as infection rates skyrocketed in the U.S. in early March of 2020, providers were forced to pivot and quickly launched or accelerated their consumer project timetables from years to a matter of weeks and even days.

This Kaufman Hall special report explores the factors influencing the acceleration of trends in consumerism in the wake of a pandemic, hospital strategies for addressing them, and the future outlook across access, experience, and pricing.

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Paul Crnkovich

Managing Director
Paul Crnkovich leads Kaufman Hall’s consumer practice, working with healthcare leaders to enhance their understanding of consumer expectations and develop strategies for access, experience, and pricing.
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