Competition or collaboration?
Joel Allison CEO Baylor, Scott & White
On why the 2013 system merger succeeded: We both had a very similar mission. We both were committed to quality. We both had a vision of moving to population health and deploying the triple aim. We both had a vision of going to a fully integrated delivery network model that we thought that was very much the future.
Daniel J. Hilferty CEO Independence Blue Cross
If healthcare is a right, we have no choice but to around sharing data collaborate because it’s about putting that individual patient at the center of everything we do… (Yet) competition is important. Competition is what will make the system better. But it doesn’t mean that we can’t appropriately collaborate wherever possible.
Peter Fine CEO Banner Health
Getting the cost per unit of service down from a merger of two vastly different cultures and vastly different businesses is not an easy trick. They may have different kinds of skill sets. So big is not better unless you’re actually creating some long-term advantage from the coming together.