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4 questions to ask before adopting an ambulatory network strategy

Article by Sabrina Rodak, Becker's Hospital Review
September 24, 2013

Hospitals and health systems interested in building or strengthening their ambulatory care networks need to be prepared to challenge the status quo, according to Mark Coughlin, senior vice president of advisory services at Hammes Company. Ambulatory settings are quite different from inpatient ones, and require a different mindset and operating philosophy than most hospital or health system leaders are used to, he says. However, for hospitals and health systems to succeed in population health management, they must be willing to invest in new care models and break free from the modus operandi of only treating the sick.

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