Jonathan Bees is a research analyst for HealthLeaders.
The importance of cultural compatibility is a common theme in any discussion of M&A success or failure, as is establishing a basis for trust between organizations.
Several results from a recent HealthLeaders survey suggest that M&A activity levels may be on the verge of easing.
Health systems and hospitals engaged in M&A activity must remain focused on achieving core financial and clinical objectives.
Despite continued and sometimes unsettling M&A activity in the industry, the fundamental mission of healthcare has not changed.
In a recent HealthLeaders research report, respondents achieved a fairly high level of strength where they have redesigned care delivery with the intent of supporting population health management.
The general trend demonstrates a preference for structures with shared risk in the near term, with a gradual move toward assuming greater downside risk in the longer term.
HealthLeaders' recent research report suggests IT infrastructure accounts for a significant portion of population health investment, because so many areas within it require updating.
Given the importance of developing competencies and investments in population health, it is somewhat surprising that the industry isn't further along in this mission.
Considering the resources being invested in its ongoing development, it is somewhat surprising that the industry isn't further along in this mission.
Momentum is building for value-based programs, with respondents expecting strong growth in the share of patients in value-based programs over the next three years.