Given their dual knowl­edge as both providers and pur­chasers, health sys­tems may have some in­no­va­tions to con­trib­ute.

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firms, and reached 50% in small firms. The same study shows the ex­o­dus from the health in­sur­ance mar­ket, with ero­sion in health cov­er­age among em­ploy­ees of small and large firms.

Health sys­tems would do well to view their own in­dus­try from the per­spec­tive of em­ploy­ers and pur­chasers of health ben­e­fits. Given their dual knowl­edge as both providers and pur­chasers, they may have some im­por­tant inno-

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