It’s Getting Harder Faster Than You Realize

It’s Getting Harder Faster Than You Realize

In last week’s post, I tried to reconstruct the thinking of the Atrius Health management team in early 2008.  At that time we were writing a new strategic plan to respond to the uncertain future of healthcare. Over the previous decade publications like To Err is Human...
Are Consolidation, Competition, and Innovation the Answer? Part 3: A Closer Look at Consolidation

Are Consolidation, Competition, and Innovation the Answer? Part 3: A Closer Look at Consolidation

Consolidations, affiliations, acquisitions and mergers in healthcare are announced every week. The picture associated with this posting reveals that an affiliation occurred a few years ago between the critical access hospital in my little town and the Dartmouth...
Are Consolidation, Competition, and Innovation the Answer? Part 2: A Closer Look at Innovation

Are Consolidation, Competition, and Innovation the Answer? Part 2: A Closer Look at Innovation

“Consolidation, competition, and innovation are the answer to what?”, you might ask. Keeping it simple, I mean the high cost of care and the Triple Aim. To keep it short I could just say, all three will help, but even maximized to the nth degree they will never in and...