It’s a new generation – Why hospitals and physicians are looking for investment capital
Abstract: New payment models that reward organizations for keeping patients healthy and impose penalties for patient readmissions to hospitals are spurring doctors, hospitals, and delivery systems to reconsider the acquisitions and strategic partnerships that they first tried 20 years ago. This article explains how, just decades later, the health care landscape is very different and key players are much wiser. Moreover, physicians entering into collaborations with hospitals look for more than a quick capital gain on the sale of their practices, and the chance to practice a 9-to-5 day. A sidebar explains how to plan ahead for potential strategic partnerships.