Expert Insights: Medtech Leaders Discuss Vertical Integration and Hospital Centricity

Posted by ZS Editors on April 23, 2019

This post is the first in a two-part series on vertical integration and data management in medtech.

The American healthcare paradigm is currently in a state of flux, driven by social, political and economic factors that require every participant in the system to reconsider their place in the value chain. Fortunately, the possibilities of strategic vertical integration offer new opportunities for many organizations. For example, many hospitals are building out secondary structures by acquiring nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and home care or hospice centers to manage patient populations within their own system. By crafting a more comprehensive healthcare journey, these hospitals stand to benefit from greater operational efficiency while delivering a higher standard of patient care and experience.

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