We're asking the hard questions at Z5 this week. Questions no one dares ask. Questions such as: "Are mergers, like, good, or...?"
Whether you've been paying close attention or barely any at all, you'll probably have caught some of the gigantic healthcare merger stories from this year. We reported on healthcare companies joining forces no fewer than fivetimessincelast January. (Remarkably on-brand.)
So the question remains: are giant companies getting giant-er actually a good thing?
That's for the experts to tell us.
CHI's merger with Dignity has been approved by both companies and the Vatican, but the state of California has some conditions before it signs off.
How does something like that happen? It turns out there are a number of common pitfalls in joining two gargantuan corporations. Here are some tips to avoid them.
* You might want to take McKesson's article with a grain or two of salt. It is, after all, a company putting forth its own ideas in a journalistic setting to appear impartial and expert. Who does that, right?
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