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Geopolitics in Healthcare – Thematic Research

Geopolitical events can often have profound impacts on local, regional, and even global healthcare markets. Many major healthcare providers, payors, and health technology (healthIT) firms operate across many global regions instead of remaining local. As such, political, social, and geographic events can place unexpected strain on players in the healthcare space. This report examines some of the most prominent geopolitical events unfolding in the world today and discusses their potential impact across the healthcare sectors of providers, payors, and health technology firms. The three major events this report focuses on are Brexit, COVID-19, and climate change.

The UK underwent a referendum in 2016 to leave the European Union, triggering a period of political turmoil. The UK has now officially exited the EU, but policy surrounding political relations, trade deals, and regulatory matters remains uncertain.

A novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has spread globally. The rapid spread of the virus has resulted in various degrees of lockdown around the world and has resulted in healthcare pressures in many countries.

Climate change impacts healthcare in many ways, including increased extreme weather events, forced migration, increased flooding, and food insecurity. In order to remain competitive, providers, payors, and health technology companies must develop sustainable practices in order to cope with and mitigate the effects of climate change on population health.


This report is a thematic brief, which identifies those companies most likely to succeed in a world filled with disruptive threats. Inside, we predict how each theme will evolve and identify the leading and disrupting companies.

The report covers the segments of Geopolitics in health care. It includes case studies of emerging geopolitical trends.

Key Highlights

This report explores the theme of geopolitics in Healthcare, through coverage of current and future trends, as well as the impact on payers, providers and healthIT.

Reasons to Buy

Companies who invest in the right themes become success stories; those who miss the big themes end up as failures. Corporate executives and investors who want to outperform their competitors need to understand all the themes that impact their sector. However, many of these themes are, by definition, outside of the core competencies of company boardrooms because they typically originate from external industries. This Geopolitics in Healthcare thematic report provides a top-down outlook at the key players and trends in geopolitics in the Healthcare sector. It includes key players providing big data tools and services.

Companies Mentioned

Bangkok Dusit Medical Services

Commonspirit Health

Fresenius Medical Care

HCA Healthcare

IHH Healthcare Berhad



Ramsay Health Care

Trinity Health




China Life

China Pacific Insurance


CVS Health

The People's Insurance Company of China

UnitedHealth Group



GE Healthcare



NTT Data


Tata Consultancy Services

Tencent Holdings

Table of Contents

Executive summary



Geopolitical Trends

Healthcare Trends

Industry analysis

Market size and growth



Climate Change


Healthcare Provider Companies

Healthcare Payor Companies

HealthIT Companies


Further reading


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