Healthcare Innovation

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Two female researchers collaborating around a laptop in an office space
Two female researchers collaborating around a laptop in an office space

Healthcare Innovation, Industry, and Policy

Defining the future of healthcare

RAND Europe helps decisionmakers navigate the changing societal, scientific and technological landscape to identify solutions that positively impact the health of populations and healthcare systems globally.

Our purpose

As health treatments, diagnostics, technologies and healthcare systems evolve, so do practitioners’ abilities to provide better care. But delivering high-quality care will require more than simply developing innovations. Healthcare leaders will need to ensure innovative care is also safe, affordable, equitable and accessible to populations across the world, within a conducive policy and regulatory environment.

RAND Europe’s healthcare innovation, industry and policy portfolio is dedicated to bringing multidisciplinary research, analysis, expertise and innovative methods to help navigate major policy and innovation challenges and shape the future of healthcare.

Healthcare Innovation Challenges

  • Understanding the consequences of an ageing population, chronic diseases and comorbidities on healthcare services demand and costs
  • Finding ways to achieve personalised care and to realise its benefits
  • Recognising changes in perspectives on value and the increased interest in paying for real-world health outcomes
  • Regulating emerging biomedical and health technologies
  • Integrating advances in digital technology into research, innovation and healthcare improvement
  • Creating environments where patients and the public can effectively engage with healthcare
  • Making the most of scientific and technological developments
  • Addressing infectious disease threats, antimicrobial resistance and changing public attitudes to vaccination

What we do

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We conduct bespoke research and analysis

We tailor our methodological toolkit to our clients’ policy and research questions. Through traditional methods like literature reviews and focus groups, or innovative methods such as horizon scanning and futures analysis, we help decisionmakers arrive at policy and strategic solutions for healthcare innovation.

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We bring stakeholders together

RAND Europe’s work has credibility and convening power across public, industry and third sector communities. We can connect different stakeholders to help design ways forward around shared interests and missions. Throughout the process, we proactively disseminate insights from our work.

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We provide thought leadership

Our experts communicate complex policy issues in ways that are understandable for diverse target audiences. Through advisory roles and by offering expert perspectives, videos, blogs and commentaries, we bring insights from our research portfolios to bear on policy and strategy decisions.

Our research focus

Recent Clients

Our clients span diverse organisations across the public, private and third sector, united by a common mission to innovate and improve health and wellbeing of populations worldwide.

Public and Third Sector:

  • Department of Health and Social Care
  • National Institute of Health Research
  • NHS England
  • Accelerated Access Collaborative
  • European Medicines Agency
  • European Commission
  • European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
  • Wellcome Trust
  • Cancer Research UK
  • University of Cambridge
  • Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport

Private Sector:

  • Roche
  • Ferring
  • Daiichi Sankyo
  • ABPI
  • Merck
  • Vitality
  • Pfizer
  • GSK
  • AMR Industry Alliance

Why RAND Europe?

RAND Europe sits at the crossroads of academic institutions and consultancies, providing rigorous and objective evidence, and translating such evidence into practical and actionable insights and impact-focused recommendations. We tailor our dissemination and communication to fit the needs of individual clients and sectors. We have an established reputation for independent and robust work, and a commitment to making a positive impact. And we do it all while working across geographies and cultures to provide nuanced, effective solutions.

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Our Capabilities

  • Connecting the dots between private sector innovation activity and healthcare service transformation needs
  • Identifying how capacity and capabilities for the adoption of evidence-based innovation can be built in healthcare systems
  • Offering fresh perspectives on the value of innovation considering wider societal and economic impacts
  • Understanding and reconciling the public good and commercial considerations
  • Horizon scanning of technology landscapes
  • Understanding policy environments in different disease areas
  • Supporting stakeholder engagement to help ensure better connected and coordinated healthcare innovation efforts

Our Methods

Traditional methods:
  • Literature reviews
  • Surveys
  • Focus groups
  • Interviews
  • Theory-of-change use in evaluation
  • Health economics
Innovative methods:
  • Futures-focused work
  • Discrete choice experiments
  • Serious gaming
  • Horizon scanning
  • Technology forecasting
  • Mixed-method evaluations

Get in touch

Let’s start a conversation about how we can work together to find solutions that can positively impact people’s health.

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