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4 keys to successful collaborative transformations in healthcare
Becker's Hospital Review

While 2017 saw significant healthcare merger, acquisition and affiliation activity, with 115 deals announced, 2018 surpassed it: not only in terms of numbers, but also in scope. Indeed, as of the end of Q3 nearly 840 healthcare mergers and acquisitions were announced, including several “mega deals” like CVS and Aetna.

These game-changing arrangements are having a profound impact on the healthcare landscape, with newly joined players helping redefine the concept of “business as usual.”  And although streamlining patients’ healthcare experience is the desired end result, high-profit margins, care integration and increased focus on cost-efficiency are driving much of this increased M&A and affiliation activity. Demand for value-based care — where patients, employers and insurers pay for care based on outcomes received — is also on the rise, as are companies bringing portions of their healthcare in-house to better care for their employees through employer-based clinics, wellness programs, and tech-enabled self-monitoring and care plans.