Accenture creates Health & Public Service operating group
02/07/2009
New group, to be led by COO Stephen Rohleder, will combine Public Service operating group with key areas of Health & Life Sciences business.

Fuente:   www.consultant-news.com    Fecha:   02.07.2009

Accenture creates Health & Public Service operating group

As one of a series of strategic actions to position itself for future growth, Accenture will form a new operating group to focus and build on the company’s services to healthcare, government and public-service clients, the company said.

The new operating group, to be known as Health & Public Service, will bring together and focus all components of Accenture’s existing Public Service operating group with the areas of its Health & Life Sciences industry group related to serving healthcare payers and providers.

Stephen J. Rohleder, Accenture’s chief operating officer, will become group chief executive of the Health & Public Service operating group, which will be formally launched at the start of Accenture’s new fiscal year on Sept. 1.

The new operating group will form the basis for an expanded go-to-market strategy in public service and healthcare. The company’s offerings in this area will be expanded to include services related to improving the delivery of healthcare at all levels of operation, including electronic medical records, clinical transformation, care management, health administration business process outsourcing, and payer revenue-cycle management, among others.

“The tremendous opportunities from the focus on improving healthcare across the globe speak for themselves. In addition, we see a unique opportunity for Accenture at the intersection of our healthcare and Public Service businesses, and we intend to take advantage of this in a powerful way and establish a leading industry position,” said William D. Green, Accenture’s chairman & CEO. “To best serve our clients and bring high performance to new clients, we will capitalize on the synergies between these businesses and make targeted investments in each segment to build substantially on this base.

“As COO, Steve has done a tremendous job managing and improving our global operations. His knowledge of our company is unique. This, combined with his prior experience leading our Public Service operating group, makes Steve exceptionally qualified to lead this critical area of growth. Steve’s sweet spot has been building business and client service, which makes him ideally suited for this new role.”

The Health & Public Service operating group will include all components of Accenture’s existing Public Service operating group, including those related to serving government and public-sector entities in the defense, revenue, postal, human services, customs, border-management, public-safety and higher-education sectors. In addition, the new operating group will serve public-sector healthcare agencies, healthcare provider networks and healthcare payers.

“I’m excited about this opportunity to lead our work in this rapidly developing market,” Mr. Rohleder said. “The Health & Public Service operating group will build on the success we’ve achieved while helping us strengthen and expand our capabilities, seize new opportunities and build our business for the future.”

Accenture estimates the addressable global market for this new operating group to be more than US$100 billion. Based on fiscal 2008 net revenues, the new Health & Public Service operating group would represent more than US$3.0 billion in annual revenues.