Back to basics: Why Systems are Focusing on Core Services
Becker's Hospital Review
There is no denying that health care organizations are striving to replace siloed services with a comprehensive continuum of inpatient and outpatient locations, providers, and service levels.
However, what is yet to be determined is the ideal ownership portfolio for these components (e.g., own, partner, create preferred network). Over the past few years, health systems have ventured into realms outside of traditional inpatient and outpatient services by investing in health plans, urgent care centers, post-acute facilities, and other related businesses.