The Important Nuances of the CHS/Cleveland Clinic “Strategic Alliance”

The recent announcement of a “strategic alliance” between the Cleveland Clinic and Community Health Systems is a big deal for a lot of reasons. While many of our readers in Puget Sound, Alaska and Oregon might not have noticed this transaction, you can bet our friends in Spokane – where CHS hospital Deaconess operates – took note.

This video provides a few interesting nuggets about what’s going on in the deal.  Here are three things we took note of in how they view this arrangement.

  • • The deal allows them to become ‘an ACO for ACOs’
  • • Using ‘big data’ across all 135 hospitals in 29 states to offer ‘predictive medicine’
  • • Applying the Cleveland Clinic brand and culture across all CHS facilities

See for yourself: