Category: Disruption

Healthcare Mergers are the End of the Beginning: Some Lessons From the US Airline Business

There has been a lot of recent discussion about the value of large healthcare mergers, such as Partners ongoing acquisitions in the Boston area and the recent large merger between Baylor and Scott & White in Texas.  Supporters argue that these create better integration of care and economies of scale.  Opponents argue that these deals ultimately drive up costs, ...

Unbundled Healthcare… Does the future promise a few “star” clinicians and a skinny delivery platform?

Recently there has been a lot of recent commentary on how online university courses are disrupting traditional universities. Besides offering convenience to students, online offerings are cost-effective because they “unbundle” education— removing all of the overhead typically associated with providing a college education. Gone are the ivy covered walls, support workers and large libraries of ...