Today’s healthcare environment requires providers to find new ways to improve quality while decreasing costs. One proven approach unites healthcare providers to increase value across the care continuum through clinical integration (CI). But the challenge remains for health systems striving to drive successful CI while operating in both fee-for-service and value-based care environments.
Market realities have also shown that some of the original assumptions around the progress to a value-based program were incorrect and require some modification. Investments and consolidation alone do not provide a direct path to value, but they can add synergy when providers address the underlying clinical integration and systemness that must occur within a consolidation, a merger, or an acquisition.
In this episode of Guidehouse On Healthcare, Guidehouse Director Christopher Stanley, MD, Guidehouse Senior Advisor Mark Shields, MD, and former CEO of Bon Secours Health System’s Good Help ACO Ken Petronis, share insights into their experiences tackling these current market realities and advancing clinical integration at leading organizations across the country.