The State of Mergers, Acquisitions, Affiliations in Health Care in the US
Consolidation of industries in the US is commonplace-look, for example, at banking, automobiles and the airline industry. Health care, as one of the largest sectors of the US economy, ought to be subject to the same forces that have lead to consolidation-yet is a late comer to this phenomenon. This presentation will discuss why health care has remained, until recently, fairly local. It will then discuss the forces that are propelling health care organizations to consolidate at a growing pace.
It will review the different models that have arisen under the consolidation umbrella and briefly discuss how they differ. It will discuss several case of ongoing consolidation-both failed and successful, and talk about the factors underlying success and failure. Finally, it will discuss the pros and cons-for the consumer-of health system consolidation.
Why should you attend: The trend of increasing consolidation of health care organizations has been greeted with both enthusiasm and fear. Enthusiasm is driven by the hope that such activities will increase quality and consistency in the fractured, disorganized US health care "non-system".Fear lies behind the recognition that consolidation has the potential for creating monopolies that can raise the price of what ius already an extremely expensive service.
Helping listeners to develop a better understanding of the reasons behind consolidation and the factors affecting its outcomes is the goal of this presentation.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- Trends in consolidation
- Forces driving consolidation
- Models for consolidation
- Examples of failed and successful consolidation
- Why consolidation can be bad or good for consumers
- CMO, CNO, CEO
- Medical Directors
- Benefits Managers
- City and County Executives