Julie Howard on the Firm's 2016 Outlook, Biggest Challenges and Opportunities

Consulting Magazine's 2016 Executive Outlook

Julie Howard, Chairman and CEO, reflects on 2015 and looks ahead to 2016 and beyond in Consulting Magazine's 2016 Executive Outlook issue. The issue titled “Life in the Fast Lane” indicates a positive year ahead for the overall industry.

Howard says Guidehouse is "well positioned to help our clients in key growth industries—healthcare, energy and financial services—as they face transformational change and significant regulatory and legal pressure. We are pleased with the expansion of the growing sets of solutions—consulting, technology, analytics, and outsourcing—we can offer to our existing client base."

She describes the firm's outlook for 2016 as "Optimistic. The environment for demand in our key industries is good, which is driving more consistent organic growth. The investments we’ve made in revenue cycle solutions for health systems, for example, complement our existing capabilities and allow us to deliver more complete solutions to our clients. In 2016, we are also introducing a refreshed brand that better aligns with our broader mix of global offerings as an innovative, evolving organization."

According to Howard, "Our work with clients can change the industry. For example, in 2016 the healthcare industry will continue to shift from a volume-based business model to one that is value-based. Our work with clients creates the potential for them to drive higher quality outcomes and raise transparency for their consumers, raise their physicians’ engagement and accountability, and operate more efficiently. Similarly, as the energy market faces complex operating challenges, regulatory and technology change, and volatile market conditions, we help clients drive greater energy efficiency solutions, evolve their operating environment and reduce costs. The intersection of industry expertise and shifts in regulation and technology is prime example of where our colleagues can turn challenges into great opportunity for our clients and have a lasting impact on the industry. We expect Guidehouse to seize opportunities like this across our core industries in 2016."

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