Independent Hospitals Facing Challenges with Physician Consolidation and Alignment

The COVID-19 pandemic has added a layer of complexity in a year that was already presenting unique challenges to physician
consolidation and alignment. The last decade has seen numerous consolidations of hospitals and systems into more extensive
Integrated Delivery Network (IDN) mega-systems, with some of the larger systems including 50 or more hospitals. Massive
consolidations such as these create further implications for the practice of physician alignment. COVID-19 has added additional
pressures on physicians, and independent hospitals need to be aware of these nuances as they continue to evolve their strategy
moving forward.

In light of these trends, independent hospitals must consider the following:
• Creating unique strategic approaches to physician alignment
• Leveraging current data to inform decisions
• Utilizing necessary research as a tool to continue competing against larger hospitals and systems

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