14 Oct Your Move: Hospitals are Predicting, Adapting to Change
HealthLeadersMedia.com | October 14 – The business models that will emerge in the era of healthcare reform are still unclear, but leading hospitals and health systems are already positioning themselves to adapt when they do come into focus. They’re taking the first steps toward becoming accountable care organizations even before anyone knows for sure what an ACO will look like – or even if they’ll ever come to fruition. They’re figuring out how to reduce costs while improving quality and efficiency ahead of reimbursement changes. And they’re looking to strengthen their market positions through partnerships, collaborations, or mergers and acquisitions. Why? Because even though it’s not yet entirely clear which strategies will be most successful in the next five years, organizations can’t afford to take a wait-and-see approach.
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