Value-based healthcare is paying for quality, rather than quantity, of services. A large component of the move towards value-based care is a set of financial incentives and disincentives designed to drive quality improvement and control costs for hospital-based care.
According to a 2020 McKinsey survey of hospital CFOs, 84% of respondents indicated a negative impact on operating margins into 2021. In fact, according to Kaufman Hall, over 1⁄3 of U.S. hospitals continued to face negative gross margins through the end of 2021.
In June 2022, software giant Oracle closed its deal to acquire the health IT vendor Cerner. Valued at over $28B, the deal is one of the largest acquisitions by Oracle and anchors it firmly within the healthcare industry.
Healthcare organizations are increasingly considering new imaging technologies to serve a rapidly changing healthcare delivery landscape.