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Employers as Consumers of Healthcare

Boston-Fleischhauer, Carol, JD, MS, RN

Journal of Nursing Administration: October 2018 - Volume 48 - Issue 10 - p 478–480
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000000651
Departments: Spotlight on Innovation
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Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JP Morgan Chase shocked the industry with its announcement to join forces to cut healthcare costs and improve healthcare services for its employees. This is just the latest of employer efforts to disrupt the industry by the creation of alternative healthcare delivery networks that demonstrate high-value, low-cost services as compared with what traditional provider systems have to offer. What factors are behind this industry disruption, and what are the key implications for nurse executives?

Author Affiliation: Managing Director and Chief Nursing Officer, The Advisory Board Company, Washington, DC.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Correspondence: Dr Boston-Fleischhauer, The Advisory Board Company, 2445 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037 (fleischc@advisory.com).

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