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The Challenge and Opportunity of Healthcare Integration

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Adopting any new business model brings with it a host of challenges. But for many healthcare organizations, moving toward increased integration also means a tremendous shift in culture.

Hospitals and medical groups have traditionally approached healthcare from different perspectives – medical groups typically value their autonomy, whereas hospitals are more hierarchical in nature. With the transition to value-based care, however, organizations are facing pressure to move away from siloed care delivery and to focus on care management and coordination.

In this brief video, ECG Principal Kevin Kennedy explains why organizations that are able to overcome long-standing barriers to integration will be best positioned to thrive in a changing marketplace.