Editor’s note: The following interview was originally posted on Becker’s Hospital Review site.
Several trends, including declining reimbursements and population health imperatives, are forcing care into cheaper settings — a shift that will place additional pressure on health system margins.
However, there are ways for health system leaders to prepare for this shift to the outpatient setting and succeed in the dynamic healthcare market, explained Robert Rajalingam, senior vice president of strategic corporate accounts and enterprise marketing at Dublin, Ohio-based Cardinal Health.
Rajalingam spoke with Becker’s Hospital Review about the changing healthcare landscape and how forming a partnership with a supplier and establishing a strategy to manage care in non-acute settings are the secret recipes to success in the new value-based care era.
Editor’s note: Responses have been lightly edited for length and clarity.