Dean Higgins

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To be successful, a hospital-physician joint venture must be guided by a strategy that includes a coherent business strategy, an orientation to the specific needs of the potential physician participants, a bias towards closure, and a rigorous process for evaluating, structuring, and implementing transactions. This article focuses on the last characteristic(More)
Many times, healthcare joint ventures are considered second class, sideline businesses, and consequently, are not viewed as complex business relationships. However, compared to other small enterprises, the joint venture presents a complex list of legal and practical issues that must be understood and resolved. Such issues as organizational form, antitrust,(More)
Healthcare organizations are finding it advantageous, and in some cases necessary, to join together to offer new services, seek economies of scale, or just stay in business. These partnerships can take various forms including joint ventures, shared service agreements, or multiprovider arrangements. together, they represent new approaches to operating more(More)
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