MedTech Dive January 12, 2021
Susan Kelly

Dive Brief:

  • The COVID-19 pandemic delivered an economic shock to the healthcare industry that has accelerated the need for strategic and financial partnerships and should serve as a catalyst for a fresh uptick in deals in the year ahead, according to new reports from consulting firms BDO and Kaufman Hall.
  • Even amid a new surge in COVID-19 infections, industry participants are moving “with haste” to forge these tie-ups, BDO said, with 44% of CFOs surveyed expecting the pandemic to drive an increase in partnerships across the healthcare ecosystem and 42% predicting further consolidation.
  • While hospitals and health systems in particular saw fewer merger transactions in 2020 compared to the year before (79 deals versus 92), the number still is...

Topics: Digital Health, Health IT, Health System / Hospital, Healthcare System, Mergers & Acquisitions / JV, Provider, Public Health, Survey / Study, Technology, Telehealth, Trends
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