The dominant solution over the past few years of IT system “rip and replace” during M&As and other partnerships is costing organizations more than just money. In fact, a typical rip-and-replace approach results in 74% over schedule, 59% over budget, and 56% less value than predicted. 1,2

A Better Strategy: Integrate Your Data

Data has a profound impact on healthcare organizations’ pre- and post-merger activities yet is easily and often overlooked. Historically technology and talent were the primary assets used to weigh the value of M&A activity, but data is an equal pillar—a strategic asset that can help accelerate and drive value in new alliances and traditional M&As.

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 2.  Block, M., Blumberg, S., & Laartz, J. (2012). Delivering large-scale IT projects on time, on budget, and on value. McKinsey & Company, Digital McKinsey. Retrieved from