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Platforming Health Care to Transform Care Delivery

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NEJM Catalyst Article for September 19, 2019
David W. Johnson, MPP
Amy Compton-Phillips, MD

Hospitals used to be at the center of the health care universe. Today, new business models that deliver vertically integrated care rarely own hospitals (consider Optum’s approach). They’re building efficient, convenient, and user-friendly platforms to serve consumers on their terms. Patients, not hospitals, are the center of this new “platforming” health care universe. Integrated platform companies, not hospitals, are redefining the health care industry.

Hospitals largely operated as independent entities until the late 1990s when dozens of new health systems combined hospital ownership and operations within single corporations. This consolidation trend has accelerated during the last 5 years. Read the original article on NEJM Catalyst here.

About the 4sight Health Author
David W. Johnson
David Johnson CEO 4sightHealth

David Johnson is the CEO of 4sight Health, a boutique healthcare advisory and investment firm. Dave wakes up every morning trying to fix America’s broken healthcare system. He is a frequent writer and speaker on market-driven healthcare reform. His expertise encompasses health policy, academic medicine, economics, statistics, behavioral finance, disruptive innovation, organizational change and complexity theory. Dave’s book, Market vs. Medicine: America’s Epic Fight for Better, Affordable Healthcare, is available on www.4sighthealth.com