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2021 Best Consulting Firms for Health Care Consulting
#1
McKinsey & Company

What can we say about McKinsey that hasn’t been said about the reigning titan of the industry? Widely considered the first and last word in consulting, this global juggernaut lives the mantra, “Different Worlds, One McKinsey,” through agile and impactful delivery of solutions across a mind-boggling diversity of practices and clients—all centered on the singular standards that earned the firm its international renown.

33.49% of
2020 Ranking #1
McKinsey & Company
#2
Boston Consulting Group

Boston Consulting Group is the second largest consulting firm by revenue and consistently ranks high in our top consulting firms. The firm’s diverse, global teams bring deep industry and functional expertise to organizations, helping them to grow, build sustainable competitive advantage, and drive positive societal impact. Purpose-driven, the firm strives to drive lasting impact for its employees, clients, and society. "You will be challenged... and rewarded," say insiders.

27.43% of
2020 Ranking #2
Boston Consulting Group
#3
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Deloitte is a global provider of audit, tax, financial services and consulting. The firm is one of the Big Four accounting organizations. Services include corporate strategy, marketing and sales strategy, mergers and acquisitions, and innovation; manufacturing operations including supply chain; sector-specific service operations; infrastructure operations including outsourcing advisory and shared services; and financial management.

19.33% of
2020 Ranking #3
Deloitte Consulting LLP
#4
GE Healthcare Partners

GE Healthcare Systems is well known as a provider of global medical technology, diagnostics, and digital solutions. The company has been bringing its combination of technology and advisory services to healthcare workers, patients, and communities for more than 100 years. Their intelligent devices, data analytics, applications, and services, are helping clinicians and professionals on the frontlines deliver care more efficiently and with better outcomes.

19.10% of
2020 Ranking #5
GE Healthcare Partners
#5
Bain & Company

The “heart” of the Big Three, Bain & Company is known as much for its ambition and future-defining innovations as it is for its culture. “A Bainie never lets another Bainie fail,” as the saying goes, because of the rich and deeply compassionate culture that puts its people first and empowers them to deliver consistently outstanding work on a global scale.

16.30% of
2020 Ranking #4
Bain & Company
#6
Accenture

Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve performance and create sustainable value for stakeholders. The company fosters a “culture of cultures,” where its people experience a sense of belonging and can be their best professionally and personally. Creating this inclusive workplace means ensuring people feel comfortable engaging in honest, open dialogue about difficult topics—such as bias and inclusion—without judgment or career limitation.

12.95% of
2020 Ranking #11
Accenture
#7
ZS

ZS is a professional services firm that works side by side with companies to help develop and deliver products that drive customer value and company results while helping to solve complex global challenges in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries. The firm leverages its industry expertise, leading-edge analytics and technology and strategy to create solutions that work in the real world.

12.34% of
2020 Ranking #6
ZS
#8
ClearView Healthcare Partners

ClearView is a boutique consulting firm in the life sciences field. With global experience across therapeutic areas and technologies, ClearView supports strategic decision-making and growth at the product, franchise, or corporate level across across pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and diagnostics. ClearView's clients include a broad range of operating companies in the life sciences, from medical device and pharmaceutical companies to investors in the life sciences fields.

12.20% of
2020 Ranking #8
ClearView Healthcare Partners
#9
L.E.K. Consulting

L.E.K. Consulting is a global managing consultancy with clients ranging from small startups to major private equity firms. Although the firm’s roots are firmly planted in British soil, L.E.K. Consulting’s reach spans almost every major market around the globe. That—coupled with deep industry expertise across a breadth of clients and capabilities—creates a wealth of “big firm” opportunities at a relatively midsize firm.

10.81% of
2020 Ranking #10
L.E.K. Consulting
#10
IQVIA (formerly IMS Consulting Group)

IQVIA is a management consulting firm in the field of global biotech and pharmaceutical. They bring data assets, advanced analytics, technologies, and domain expertise to clients in the life sciences and healthcare sectors. They are also a provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services, focused primarily on Phase I-IV clinical trials

10.62% of
2020 Ranking #12
IQVIA (formerly IMS Consulting Group)
#11
Huron

Huron is a global professional services firm. They serve clients in the healthcare, higher education, life sciences, and commercial sectors, as these organizations face significant transformational change and regulatory or economic pressures in dynamic market environments. They help healthcare organizations leverage data and technology to optimize existing business operations, improve clinical outcomes, and create a more consumer-centric healthcare experience.

9.73% of
2020 Ranking #6
Huron
#12
PwC Advisory/Strategy&

When your parent is PwC, you’ve got the infrastructure and the resources to build a one-of-a-kind, at-scale strategy business that broadens its capabilities beyond pure strategy work. By harnessing the power of the PwC network, Strategy& delivers visionary yet pragmatic solutions actionable enough to be effectively implemented by the 100,000+ organizations it serves (including 84% of the Fortune Global 500).

8.20% of
2020 Ranking #9
PwC Advisory/Strategy&
#13
Ernst & Young (Consulting Practice) NA

Ernst & Young is one of the global Big Four accounting firms. They are best known for providing audit, tax, business risk, technology and security risk services, and human capital services. Through four service lines—assurance, consultancy, strategy, and transactions—they help transform businesses.

8.06% of
2020 Ranking #19
Ernst & Young (Consulting Practice) NA
#14
The Advisory Board Company

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6.05% of
2020 Ranking #15
The Advisory Board Company
#15
Putnam Associates

Putnam Associates is a global boutique that attracts individuals looking to make a difference in the healthcare and biopharmaceutical industries. Beyond the firm’s commitment and expertise to revolutionizing life sciences consulting is a determination to “bring out the best in each other.” Putnam’s commitment to development makes it a great choice for anybody looking to acquire practical knowledge of the industry by training alongside an enthusiastic team of likeminded professionals while delivering exceptional value to clients.

5.31% of
2020 Ranking #17
Putnam Associates
#16
Oliver Wyman

Consistently recognized throughout the industry as a “Best Place to Work”, Oliver Wyman promises an “environment where exceptional people can thrive.” A large consultancy whose reach spans five continents, Oliver Wyman strives to provide its people with an entrepreneurial, non-hierarchical culture where talent people work alongside one another on complex, high-visibility client engagements. Go-getters who enjoy early responsibility and a fast-paced, driven environment will do well here.

5.22% of
2020 Ranking #16
Oliver Wyman
#17
Mercer LLC

Mercer is the world's largest human resources consulting firm. A subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan, it is a global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy, and people. The firm has been ranked #1 HR Consulting by Vault for several years running and is arguably the top global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments.

4.66% of
2020 Ranking #18
Mercer LLC
#18
Health Advances

You don’t have to be a medical professional to advance the healthcare industry. Those passionate about technology and business strategy will find Health Advances an enriching way to make a difference in people’s lives. By specializing exclusively in healthcare, Health Advances has developed a…well…advanced level of expertise and renown, giving values-oriented jobseekers a chance to dive deep and flex their analytic muscles to solve real-world problems for future generations.

4.29% of
2020 Ranking #19
Health Advances
#19
Artisan Healthcare Consulting

Artisan Healthcare Consulting is a management consulting firm that provides strategic insights to healthcare product companies. The firm provides quantitative and strategic analysis to clients ranging from global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device companies with billion-dollar brands to emerging, venture-backed organizations that are just beginning to evaluate how to commercialize or partner their products. Artisan crafts commercial strategies, from launch to end of patent, to help clients grow and win against competition.

3.54% of
2020 Ranking #Not Ranked
Artisan Healthcare Consulting
#20
KPMG LLP (Advisory)

KPMG is a multinational professional services network and one of the Big Four accounting firms. Organized as a network of firms that each bring services to clients, KPMG spans strategy and operations, analytics, business integration, business intelligence, business process management, change management, growth enablement, integrated business planning, organizational design, outsourcing, shared services, talent management, technology enablement, and transformation. On the risk management side, they offer advisory services in financial risk management, forensic, internal audit, risk and compliance, and IT. Mainly, however, they are known for and specialize in auditing, internal audit, accounting, forensic accounting, compliance, corporate recovery, assurance, tax, risk management, and financial advisory services.

3.49% of
2020 Ranking #Not Ranked
KPMG LLP (Advisory)