Corpus ID: 19578108

Mergers in health care: avoiding divorce IDS style.

@article{Drazen1998MergersIH,
  title={Mergers in health care: avoiding divorce IDS style.},
  author={Erica Drazen and Mathias Dipl Ing Kueber},
  journal={Healthcare financial management : journal of the Healthcare Financial Management Association},
  year={1998},
  volume={52 8},
  pages={
          33-6
        }
}
  • Erica Drazen, Mathias Dipl Ing Kueber
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    Healthcare financial…
    1998
  • Medicine
  • The recent flurry of merger activity in the healthcare industry has given rise to a significant number of integration efforts. Unfortunately, some of these "marriages" will end in "divorce." Reasons for failure can be found in four critical dimensions of integration: structural, operational, clinical, and informational. Each dimension has its associated pitfalls, and every merger confronts clearly identifiable risks. By taking steps to mitigate such risks, merging organizations can improve the… CONTINUE READING

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