Navigating the backwater vertical mergers in health care

May 8, 2019

Long a part of the backwaters of antitrust enforcement, vertical mergers have recently attracted the attention of academics and enforcers. The Federal Trade Commission’s hearings on vertical merger policy and the issue of whether to publish new Vertical Merger Guidelines,2 along with recent cases including the Department’s unsuccessful challenge to AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner3 and speeches by enforcement officials4 illustrate a renewed focus on vertical combinations. It is widely recognized that the Department of Justice Non-Horizontal Merger Guidelines are out of date and do not reflect modern economic thinking or government enforcement policy. Indeed, a large body of theoretical and empirical work has served to undermine the economic foundations of the laissez-faire approach that has characterized government policies over the last thirty years.

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Healthcare IoT Security Operation Maturity

whitePaper | December 21, 2021

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whitePaper | January 13, 2020

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Mass Personalization for Medical Device Therapy

whitePaper | March 17, 2021

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whitePaper | October 21, 2021

This whitepaper reveals the role of customer operations in helping healthcare organizations deliver top-notch patient experiences, control costs, and boost efficiency — highlighting the key pillars top performers use to attain their service and back-office objectives.

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Reimagine Organizational Structure, Culture, and the Health of Your People

whitePaper | May 28, 2021

Hospitals and health systems need the flexibility to examine and reassess their organizational culture, build resilience, and remain hyper-vigilant in keeping staff healthy and safe. This best practice guide outlines ways for hospitals and health systems to adapt their culture to ensure the job satisfaction, wellness and empowerment of their people.

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A not for profit hospital located in York, Maine with five community sites in Kittery, South Berwick, Berwick, Wells and York Village and 17 physician practices throughout southern York County.We offer a myriad of stellar health care services in our local community centered on patients and family and delivered with loving kindness…

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