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Top healthcare consulting firms (2021)

A 2021 ranking from Vault.com, Consultancy.us, Consulting.eu and Consulting.asia
Healthcare consulting is an exciting industry in management consulting. But many aspiring consultants face difficulties understanding what it is or what are the best healthcare consulting firms to work in.

This article will provide a brief description of the best healthcare consulting firms and rankings of top healthcare consulting firms in specific regions.

Healthcare consulting – Overview

What is healthcare consulting?

Healthcare consulting means solving problems for companies and organizations in the healthcare industry. These problems can come from either the business or the technical (medical) functions.

A healthcare consulting firm, itself being an industry classification, may cover multiple functions (strategy, technology, HR, operation, legal and regulatory, marketing), and come from various “tiers” (MBB, Big 4, boutique, etc.).

Workplace and compensation

Healthcare consultants can choose to work at these firms among other consultants, ranging from small, boutique firms that specialize in healthcare to global networks (such as McKinsey, BCG and Bain) with specific practices handling the healthcare industry.

As a healthcare consultant, your average annual salary is about $87,660, excluding any fringe benefits that the firms can offer.

Vault.com rankings

The following lists are sourced from vault.com and compiled for the US, EU and Asia regions.

vault.com annually invites all consultants in a specific region to rank top consulting firms in that area. The score is based on the percentage of consultants voting for a firm. The consultants can vote for up to 3 firms and can not vote for their own.

Top healthcare consulting firms
(2021 – US – vault.com)

Rank
Score (%)
Name
1
33.49
McKinsey & Company
2
27.43
Boston Consulting Group
3
19.33
Deloitte Consulting LLP
4
19.10
GE Healthcare Partners
5
16.30
Bain & Company
6
12.95
Accenture
7
12.34
ZS
8
12.20
ClearView Healthcare Partners
9
10.81
L.E.K. Consulting
10
10.62
IQVIA (formerly IMS Consulting Group)
11
09.73
Huron
12
08.20
PwC Advisory/Strategy&
13
08.06
EY (Ernst & Young) LLP Consulting Practice
14
06.05
The Advisory Board Company
15
05.31
Putnam Associates
16
05.22
Oliver Wyman
17
04.66
Mercer LLC
18
04.29
Health Advances
19
03.54
Artisan Healthcare Consulting
20
03.49
KPMG LLP (Advisory)

Top healthcare consulting firms
(2021 – Asia – vault.com)

Rank
Score (%)
Name
1
33.68
Kx Advisors APAC
2
30.79
McKinsey & Company Asia-Pacific
3
28.10
L.E.K. Consulting Asia
4
23.35
Boston Consulting Group Asia
5
16.53
ZS Asia-Pacific
6
15.70
IQVIA Asia (formerly IMS Consulting Group Asia)
7
13.43
The Nous Group
8
13.22
NERA Economic Consulting Asia
9
13.02
NERA Economic Consulting Asia
10
13.02
Cognizant Asia-Pacific

Top healthcare consulting firms
(2021 – EU – vault.com)

Rank
Score (%)
Name
1
43.59
Boston Consulting Group Europe
2
41.83
McKinsey & Company Europe
3
23.86
IQVIA Europe (formerly IMS Consulting Group Europe)
4
23.56
GE Healthcare, Europe
5
17.82
Bain & Company Europe
6
13.25
L.E.K. Consulting Europe
7
10.90
Lifescience Dynamics Ltd Europe
8
10.90
ZS Europe
9
9.87
Deloitte (European Consulting Practice)
10
6.48
Syneos Health Europe
11
6.33
Accenture Europe
12
5.74
Alira Health
13
5.15
EY (Ernst & Young) Consulting Practice Europe
14
4.86
PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) International Ltd.
15
4.57
Simon-Kucher & Partners Europe

Consultancy.org rankings

Consultancy.org is a global online platform for the advisory and consulting industry. The consultancy.org network includes many regional sites such as consulting.us, consultancy.eu and consultancy.asia that rank top consulting firms in that region.

Top healthcare consulting firms
(2021 – US – consulting.us)

Rank
Name
1
Deloitte
2
GE Healthcare Partners
3
McKinsey & Company
4
PA Consulting Group
5
Cordence Worldwide
6
L.E.K. Consulting
7
North Highland
8
PwC
9
Bain & Company
10
Baker Tilly
11
Emerton
12
Grant Thornton
13
Strategy&
14
KPMG
15
Boston Consulting Group
16
Accenture
17
EY
18
Mercer
19
Oliver Wyman
20
Alvarez & Marsal
21
Nextcontinent
22
Roland Berger
23
CIL Management Consultants
24
YCP Solidiance
25
DuPont Sustainable Solutions
26
umlaut
27
VIE Healthcare Consulting

Top healthcare consulting firms
(2021 – EU – consultancy.eu)

Rank
Name
1
Bain & Company
2
BearingPoint
3
KPMG
4
McKinsey & Company
5
Cordence Worldwide
6
DuPont Sustainable Solutions
7
Mercer
8
Nextcontinent
9
umlaut
10
Deloitte
11
Alvarez & Marsal
12
North Highland
13
YCP Solidiance
14
Curzon Consulting
15
DMW
16
Emerton
17
Sionic

Top healthcare consulting firms
(2021 – Asia – consultancy.asia)

Rank
Name
1
KPMG
2
Nextcontinent
3
YCP Solidiance
4
Deloitte
5
McKinsey & Company
6
Boston Consulting Group
7
Bain & Company
8
Mercer
9
Alvarez & Marsal
10
Cordence Worldwide
11
Strategy&
12
Dupont Sustainable Solutions
13
umlaut

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