Informed by experience working with many organizations before, during and following integration, our perspective is that the standard “holding company” model of IT integration for acquired entities is inadequate to meet the demands of today’s market. Those demands often require integrating the IT platform of acquired entities more closely with the acquiring institution. As a result, it is more critical than ever to consider IT in early stages of M&A due diligence. Assessing the IT landscape and costs is a key step in getting the deal’s financial model right and setting the course for a successful integration and post-Day One transition.
Mike Crow is an Associate Principal with The Chartis Group. He is a recognized leader with over 12 years of healthcare information technology (IT) experience. He has worked with over 40 academic, community and for-pro...