Jonathan Bees is the senior research analyst at HealthLeaders Media.
Considering a merger? Make sure the prospective partner's financial liabilities and operational challenges are apparent by the time the due diligence phase is completed.
What do operating margins and net patient revenue look like and has the cost of providing care come down due to greater scale after M&A activity?
Compelling results from the new HealthLeaders Media Intelligence Report indicate that M&A activity levels will remain strong for some time.
MAP activity continues to grow, bringing about a broad range of impacts on the industry.
Healthcare provider responses from HealthLeaders Media's annual survey indicate an optimistic financial outlook, but warning signs loom.
Investment areas can be viewed as value-based, but they also benefit fee-for-service models.
Providers are investing in many areas in support of value-based programs.
Financial conditions continue to be challenging for many providers.
Providers are taking a cautious approach, but momentum appears to be building toward assuming greater risk for population health management activities.
Lacking financial resources is something that plagues most healthcare IT departments when it comes to analytics, particularly the advanced forms of prescriptive analytics.