“Having worked within the healthcare industry for so long, it will come as no surprise to hear that I am a great believer in chance. It was certainly chance that I happened upon Appleton Greene. I had just finished implementing a complicated and labor-intensive human resource project within a hospital and decided to take a vacation. Before I left I had a meeting with a close colleague and intimated that I had probably had enough of implementing these types of projects and would love to do something more creative and less time consuming. Then, while I was on vacation, my colleague forwarded me a copy of an invitation that he had received from Appleton Greene regarding their CLP program. Under normal circumstances, I would probably have been too busy to read the information and would probably have let the opportunity pass me by, but the timing was right, I had an open mind and the pieces of the jigsaw just fell into place for me. Unfortunately there were no more places available and I had not received a direct invitation myself. I registered my interest with them and thought nothing more about it. About a year later, they contacted me, inviting me to apply and I did so the very same day. It has been a very natural progression for me since and is an opportunity that I am delighted to have taken.”

A quotation taken from a Learning Provider reference within the Healthcare industry.

  • 3M Company
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • AbbVie Inc
  • Actavis Inc
  • Aetna Inc
  • Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Allergan, Inc
  • Amgen Inc
  • Astrazeneca PLC
  • Baxter International Inc
  • Becton, Dickinson and Company
  • Biogen Idec Inc
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
  • Cardinal Health Inc
  • Celgene Corporation
  • Cigna Corporation
  • Covidien plc
  • CVS Corporation
  • DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Express Scripts Holding Company
  • Forest Laboratories Inc
  • Fresenius Medical Care Corporation
  • Gilead Sciences Inc
  • GlaxoSmithKline PLC
  • HCA Holdings Inc
  • Humana Inc
  • Intuitive Surgical Inc
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Luxottica Group
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Medtronic Inc
  • Merck & Company Inc
  • Mylan Inc
  • Novartis AG
  • Novo Nordisk A/S
  • Perrigo Company
  • Pfizer Inc
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Sanofi
  • St Jude Medical Inc
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited
  • UnitedHealth Group Incorporated
  • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
  • Walgreen Co
  • WellPoint Inc
  • Zimmer Holdings Inc

The health care industry, or medical industry, is an aggregation of sectors within the economic system that provides goods and services to treat patients with curative, preventive, rehabilitative, and palliative care. The modern health care industry is divided into many sectors and depends on interdisciplinary teams of trained professionals and paraprofessionals to meet health needs of individuals and populations. The health care industry is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries. Consuming over 10 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) of most developed nations, health care can form an enormous part of a country’s economy. For purpose of finance and management, the health care industry is typically divided into several areas. As a basic framework for defining the sector, the United Nations International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC) categorizes the health care industry as generally consisting of: hospital activities; medical and dental practice activities; “other human health activities”. This third class involves activities of, or under the supervision of, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, scientific or diagnostic laboratories, pathology clinics, residential health facilities, or other allied health professions, e.g. in the field of optometry, hydrotherapy, medical massage, yoga therapy, music therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, chiropody, homeopathy, chiropractics, acupuncture, etc. The Global Industry Classification Standard and the Industry Classification Benchmark further distinguish the industry as two main groups: health care equipment and services; and pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and related life sciences. Health care equipment and services comprise companies and entities that provide medical equipment, medical supplies, and health care services, such as hospitals, home health care providers, and nursing homes. The second industry group comprises sectors companies that produce biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and miscellaneous scientific services. Other approaches to defining the scope of the health care industry tend to adopt a broader definition, also including other key actions related to health, such as education and training of health professionals, regulation and management of health services delivery, provision of traditional and complementary medicines, and administration of health insurance. The global medical device industry has experienced significant growth over the last five years and is expected to continue, reaching approximately US $302 billion with a CAGR of 6.1% during the next five years. The medical device industry is comprised of surgical, cardiovascular, home healthcare, general medical and other devices. The industry is highly fragmented, and North America dominates with 46% of the global market. High competitive rivalry prevails with low to moderate barrier for entry into the industry. The aging population and growing demand for convenient and cost-effectiveness products are expected to drive the global home healthcare device industry, and the home healthcare device market is expected to reach an estimated US $29 billion with a CAGR of 3.4% over the next five years. The home healthcare device industry consists of home-based treatment such as glucose monitor, blood pressure monitor, diabetic control device, wheelchair, walking aids, oxygen inhaler, thermometer, home dialysis, test strips, heart rate meters, sleep monitor device, and such other home healthcare devices. A combination of factors such as technological innovations, aging population, rising patient pool, and changing lifestyle is seen to impact the market dynamics significantly.


“Appleton Greene does not provide solutions, they enable their clients to find the right solutions. This is achieved by an innovative and flexible approach to learning which is refreshing. Knowledge is transferred through the implementation of tangible business processes, which are sensitive to ever-changing client requirements. The experience is rewarding.”

A quotation taken from a client reference within the Healthcare industry.