How some providers are stoking entrepreneurial fires to ensure healthy financials

http://www.healthcaredive.com/news/how-some-providers-are-stoking-entrepreneurial-fires-to-ensure-healthy-fina/425725/

In an era of falling inpatient rates and value-based reimbursement, hospitals and health systems are seeking new ways to grow their revenue streams. For some, that has meant wearing an entrepreneurial hat and marketing home-grown solutions.

One example is the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, which two years ago created UPMC Enterprises to develop and commercialize novel technologies.

Merge ahead: Healthcare deals adapting as industry evolves

http://www.healthcaredive.com/news/merge-ahead-healthcare-deals-adapting-as-industry-evolves/418868/

There’s little doubt healthcare consolidation will continue as demand increases and the population ages. However, it remains to be seen whether the potential cost savings trickles down to consumers.