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A Rise in Strategic Partnerships: Merging to Sustain Health Care


Patricia Ketsche, PhD
Associate Professor, Health Administration
Georgia State University's Robinson College of Business


Foothills AHEC

Program Description

The recent and rapid changes in health care delivery and economy have brought pressures and challenges to physician practices, hospitals, and health systems across the state of Georgia. This program will highlight the recent surge in partnerships and mergers of medical entities across the state. The program will explain the reasons behind these decisions as well as the potential benefits and challenges.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the presentation, attendees should be able to:
- Summarize the public policy issues surrounding mergers and acquisitions
- List the pros and cons of mergers and acquisitions activity with respect to cost, quality, and access
- Describe the appropriate regulatory response to the increasing trend towards integrated and large delivery


On Demand
Original program date: Dec 15, 2015

Technology Requirements

Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at Adobe's web site

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Program Keywords

Access to Care, Healthcare Delivery, Integrated Health Care, Management, Organizational Development, Rural Health