Over the last decade, healthcare partnerships have accelerated, with an ever-increasing number of transactions each year as health systems seek to gain scale, expand their reach, and acquire new capabilities to enhance their position to better serve their communities. To date, the vast majority of these partnerships have followed the traditional path of health-system-to-physician or health-system-to-health-system transactions. However, as the industry continues to evolve into digital delivery models, health systems have started to develop innovative partnerships with an entirely new class of partners: technology companies. These emerging partnerships enable providers to secure the capabilities that will be necessary to ensure their sustained growth and viability in this era of healthcare digital industrialization.
In this evolving technology- driven healthcare landscape, healthcare providers can be disrupted by these technology-oriented companies and solutions or become a partner and disrupt their own business models.