Looking Forward 2021 (Q1): M&A

Trends to Look Out For

  • “What the A”?: There’s an increasingly diverse spectrum of clinical and business affiliations in healthcare – and we should expect this innovation to continue. While traditional merger and acquisition activity continues – and is on the rise, there are other affiliation, joint ventures, and partnerships also on the rise. Additionally, the business partners models are drastically changing.
  • Be Standard, Be Flexible is Not a Contradiction: Even as the spectrum and landscape of M&A and partnerships grows increasing complex, leading healthcare organizations are seeking to drive IT standardization and efficiency in their execution. In some cases, organizations have completed one or more transitions and partnerships without a consistent framework of governance, guiding principles, processes and controls. Going forward, HCOs will need to establish and execute a programmatic approach to their M&A work. They will also need to plan for case-by-case flexibility and innovation. Business arrangements, geography, services scope, legacy systems, financial position, and organizational change capacity, are but some of the factors that will determine each acquisition, partnership, and affiliation strategy and execution.

For an in-depth look at the top trends in M&A, check out “Essential IT Considerations” on the Pivot Point Consulting blog.

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Laura Kreofsky, Pivot Point Consulting Vice President VP, Advisory & Telehealth, brings a wealth of expertise to her role leading Pivot Point Consulting’s Advisory practice. Over the past 27 years, she has led health IT planning, implementation and operations in the private and public sectors; working with and for academic medical centers, community hospitals, insurers, public health agencies and international clients. Her areas of focus include IT-enabled business strategy, IT operations and governance and industry regulations and reform. Additionally, she directs Pivot Point’s thought leadership, providing insight and guidance on health IT policy, emerging technologies and industry trends.

 

 

 

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