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Top 10 healthcare brands

Ordered by market cap in USD, Healthcare Global counts down 10 of the top healthcare brands in the world (based on Investopedia’s list)

|Sep 1|magazine8 min read

Healthcare brands - innovation, collaboration and community

Healthcare is a topic of unwavering importance and relevance to our daily lives, but no recent global event has made us so acutely aware of it as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The unprecedented state of emergency has put government administrations, scientific and research staff, healthcare companies and professionals through one of the greatest logistical challenges of the 21st century, yet lockdown measures are beginning to be eased through a combination of innovation, collaboration and community.

It is with these three qualities in mind that Healthcare Global explores 10 outstanding healthcare brands currently operating today.

About Healthcare Global’s Top 10 picks…

Using Investopedia’s list as a basis, we have compiled our Top 10 healthcare brands according to their market capitalisation to highlight each brand’s net worth. In addition to highlighting the general success and history of each company, close attention was paid to their emphasis on community, the welfare of individuals and a continual spirit of innovation. From pharmaceuticals to clinic management and benefits administration, these companies offer superlative services in ways which aim to mitigate costs for the consumer and build trust with providers. 

Executive takes on COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most taxing healthcare challenges of recent times, with experts not only searching for a potential vaccine but also guiding policy on how the ‘new normal’ of economic and social activities will continue. 

“We greatly value the U.S. government’s confidence and support for our R&D efforts. Johnson & Johnson’s global team of experts has ramped up our research and development processes to unprecedented levels, and our teams are working tirelessly alongside BARDA, scientific partners, and global health authorities. We are very pleased to have identified a lead vaccine candidate from the constructs we have been working on since January. We are moving on an accelerated timeline toward Phase 1 human clinical trials at the latest by September 2020 and, supported by the global production capability that we are scaling up in parallel to this testing, we expect a vaccine could be ready for emergency use in early 2021.”

[Regarding the launch of UnitedHealth Group’s ProtectWell app] “As we plan for a safe and careful return to the workplace, employers need clear guidelines to ensure a safe environment and a robust process for employees to screen themselves for COVID-19 symptoms.

“We are pleased to collaborate with Microsoft to launch ProtectWell™, a simple and effective tool to ensure employers and employees have the information and resources they need to keep themselves, their colleagues and the public safe and healthy.”

“Our most complex and pressing healthcare challenges require solutions that are as multi-faceted as the issues themselves. At the AmerisourceBergen Foundation, we believe philanthropic organisations play a critical role in addressing global health emergencies at a local level, which is why we have partnered with like-minded nonprofits to share resources and positively impact communities across the globe during this unprecedented time.

“Working hand-in-hand with organisations embedded in our communities will ultimately allow us to act quickly by expanding access to quality care and implementing targeted programs that will lead to change and sustained impact.”