There are two trends hitting healthcare right now, and they’re not unrelated. One is consolidation; big healthcare organizations are getting even bigger. The other is burnout. And the sooner we realize the connection between them, the better off the industry will be.
To review the latest headlines:
Elevance is acquiring Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont are combining.
Amazon has acquired One Medical.
CVS Health has acquired Oak Street Health and Signify.
And of course, just a few weeks ago we learned that Kaiser Permanente plans to acquire Geisinger Health and form Risant Health. That deal will bring more than 13 million lives under Kaiser’s management. This all comes after years of consolidation and the creation of many