Trends by Industry: Healthcare

Each year, Business Talent Group releases the High-End Independent Talent Report, looking across industries and business functions to analyze how business leaders deploy top independent talent to fill critical skill, expertise, and leadership gaps. Here are the key healthcare trends for 2021.

Healthcare organizations, faced with a continuing, unprecedented period of change and uncertainty, are seeking independent talent to execute and lead new partnerships, develop and implement new technologies, and build resilient workforces. With deep experience and a hands-on approach to engagements, independent experts are a natural fit for the industry.


29% Strategy
26% Operations
21% Organization
18% Interim Executive
6% Transformation



Human Capital

Interim Leadership

Business Processes

Service Operations


Opportunity Assessment

Marketing and Sales


Organizational Design and Workforce Planning

Operational Excellence

Tech and Systems Implementation

Program Management Office (PMO)

Corporate and Business Unit Strategy

Growth Strategy


  • Serve as an interim CTO to lead a partnership to build a data platform
  • Manage first-of-its-kind joint venture and serve as objective leader to all stakeholders
  • Facilitate end-to-end business process re-engineering efforts across the organization
  • Develop and launch a program management office to track and manage multiple initiatives
  • Develop a best-in-class onboarding program for new staff
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