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The Strategic Thinker's Guide to Partnerships and Affiliations

    Overview
    With declining reimbursements, ongoing capital pressures, unpredictable volumes, and, above all, continued disruption to the fundamental mechanics of the industry, hospital and health system leaders appear increasingly inclined to seek strength in size and numbers.

    Yet while mergers and acquisitions dominate headlines, a deeper trend of hospital integration is underway: the emergence of non-M&A partnerships that secure many of the same benefits of provider integration without the financial and legal commitment.

    The right way to assess the wave of partnerships—and any potential partnership your organization may be considering—is on a case-by-case basis.

    To help you get started, we developed this four-part framework for rapidly identifying partnership opportunities and avoiding reactive deal-making.

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