There have been some interesting discussions in the news lately that summarize why humans dominate the earth over other species, even though many animals exhibit social characteristics and some are much stronger than humans. Still, humans came to dominate the earth because we alone have the ability to cooperate with a variety of different species and strangers in extremely flexible ways.

If we extend the analogy to healthcare organizations, the organizations that will thrive in the future are those that can learn to cooperate with a multitude of other entities in the healthcare ecosystem. They must also do this in extremely flexible ways because regulatory reform is putting significant pressure on revenues, thus forcing a greater level of standardization of care and approaches.

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