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Although healthcare system mergers can improve standardization of care, they also carry risks as physicians try to navigate new administrative expectations. Because of the inherent challenges, guest Susan Haas, MD, MSc, of Ariadne Labs advises focusing on patient safety at the start of consolidation planning.
As healthcare systems look to expand, discussions with clinicians can shed light on potential differences in hospital policies and resources. In this episode, Susan Haas, MD, MSc, discusses how she and her team of researchers at Boston-based Ariadne Labs have explored the pitfalls and benefits that can come from these consolidations. She advises deal makers to involve clinicians and risk management staff early on to recognize and avoid potential repercussions on patient safety.