2016 produced a record setting number of healthcare deals.
This trend is expected to continue as the healthcare industry shifts towards a pay for value over volume system serving patients, a hallmark of the ACA. With increased interest in wellness, healthcare organizations are adjusting their strategies to add new capabilities to stay competitive.
Growing concern of monopolies in the healthcare industry over the last few years by the FTC, has organizations looking for alternative transactions. Changing the traditional method of adding new capabilities through acquisition.
Bottom line: To achieve goals mandated by the ACA where value and quality are rewarded, healthcare systems are opting to borrow capabilities from other organizations through joint ventures, partnerships, and strategic alliances. These collaborations offer businesses an increased ability to easily maneuver within a quickly changing industry while reducing the risks of full ownership.