Healthcare Knuggets

Apr 29, 2024

Hey there, healthcare enthusiasts! I’ve got some exciting news to share with you. A major player in the healthcare industry, Commons Clinic, is making a significant investment of $9.75M into an independent advanced spine surgery center called Marina Orthopedic & Spine Institute. This investment is part of their integrated ASC platform Theater, designed to enable best practices, scalability, and automation across facilities. Along with this announcement, Commons Clinic is also introducing a new partnership model for orthopedists and aiming to introduce major competition against incumbent health systems. Their goal is to provide a transparent and superior experience for patients and to drive innovation in the healthcare industry.

The Commons Clinic model is fascinating and has the potential to affect various stakeholders in the healthcare sector. It offers ownership and agency to physicians, a pathway outside of traditional hospital employment for fellows, and the ability to sell bundles for payors and employers. The model also focuses on patient experience, with the goal of delighting patients at every step of their journey. Commons Clinic is taking a thoughtful approach to expansion, prioritizing trust and transparency in healthcare.

This news is a clear indication of the movement towards risk in healthcare and the rise of new players challenging traditional healthcare delivery. While there are execution risks involved, the model introduced by Commons Clinic has the potential to drive significant value for patients, physicians, and the healthcare industry as a whole. It’s an exciting time in healthcare, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this new model unfolds and impacts the industry.

Stay tuned for more updates on innovative developments in the healthcare sector. Let’s continue to highlight startups doing interesting things across healthcare. Together, we can drive positive change in the industry!


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