Weatherhead School’s J.B. Silvers pens article on improving collaboration in the health care industry

J.B. Silvers, the John R. Mannix Medical Mutual of Ohio Professor of Health Care Finance, challenged the idea that competition could help the health care industry.

In an article for Crain’s Cleveland Business, he argued that collaboration among health care providers actually could have a more positive impact on the industry. Due to physicians’ contractual obligations, narrow insurance networks and geographically dispersed practitioners, collaboration is difficult.

Silvers described the outcome of the Better Health Partnership, which emphasizes better collaboration to improve care for patients.

Read his article, titled “When collaboration beats competition in health care.”