European priority

The arrival of increasingly tailor-made new treatments and devices, robotics and ICT technologies represent a veritable tsunami for health care systems. They profoundly transform the traditional prevention methods and ways of diagnosing and treating a patient, changing the actual concept of health itself. Trying out innovative models for programming, organizing and managing services and performances and activating new forms of public/private collaboration, even outside of the health care system, become the two cornerstones upon which the next decade’s National Health Service will be based.
An NHS where prevention and innovation generate value, according to the equation Prevention + Innovation = Value, for the citizen and the system.


The global health scenario is moving towards such a rapid and extreme transformation that, in 20-30 years, medicine and healthcare services will be radically different from what we know today.

There are many drivers forcing us to rethink how today’s healthcare systems are structured and organized:

– an aging population;

– urbanization and migration;

– increase in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases and multiple chronic conditions;

– ongoing scientific progress in the field of healthcare technologies, such as medications, medical equipment and biotechnologies;

– digitalization of healthcare services with the growing role of big data and artificial intelligence;

– users of healthcare services who are more informed, aware, empowered and responsible.


These drivers are generating an increase in both health-related demand and expenditure, and are putting the sustainability of healthcare services to the test on both a global and local level.

Within a context of limited economic resources, policy makers and regulatory bodies are being asked to embark on a new course for the Italian NHS towards a comprehensive reform of its governance system that adopts a “Health in All Policies” approach. This means continuous striving for efficient management and quality and efficacy based on value, and satisfying the needs of citizen patients by promoting policies that foster health and prevention and by guaranteeing public access to pharmaceutical, technological and digital innovation. In fact, value is created for the system solely by concentrating on prevention and innovation, based on the Meridiano Sanità Think Tank’s equation: “P + I = V”.

The European House – Ambrosetti has special expertise in the healthcare sector with its own specific professional practice which, for over fifteen years, has been developing a range of projects for all players—both public and private—in the health ecosystem, including:

  • Position papers, policy briefs and strategic studies on key healthcare issues. All our research activity is carried out making use of a network of sector experts, unique in Italy, working in conjunction with our professionals in all phases of the process to guarantee key input in the technical-scientific assessment of the research and analysis performed.
  • Forums, workshops, round tables and webinars, both national and regional, involving leading health sector stakeholders.
  • Activities to promote dialog among government and institutions, the medical-scientific community, healthcare facilities, patients and companies within the sector in order to be able to discuss, in an informed, professional and transparent manner, the key issues regarding healthcare and health.
  • Consulting services to aid companies in intelligence activities, scenario creation and support in developing strategies for growth, positioning and communications with government and institutions.
Some examples of studies produced


Some examples of events organized


Meridiano Sanità is the think tank of The European House – Ambrosetti, founded in 2005 with the goal of developing strategic observations, stimulating dialog on the future of healthcare In Italy and identifying initiatives for improving the nation’s healthcare system with the goal of safeguarding individual health and well-being.

It is an innovative platform which, from the very beginning, has adopted a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach, and which sees healthcare from a holistic view of the system to go beyond a compartmentalized logic, while bringing together the main healthcare stakeholders (medical-scientific community, patients, managers of healthcare facilities and hospitals, national and local government, and the sector’s industrial and distribution supply chain).

The studies and analysis carried out are presented at the Meridiano Sanità Forum held each year in Rome in November.

Daniela Bianco

Daniela Bianco

Partner, The European House - Ambrosetti

Tel.  +39 02 46753 220