Partnering up was all the rage before the pandemic hit, and while some health systems and hospitals are still merging and acquiring, most are not. But now and even before the pandemic, plenty of healthcare entities embraced their small, independent status, choosing a strategy not of joining forces to achieve scale but instead building out their own capabilities.

DIY (do-it-yourself) at the enterprise level in healthcare involves selectively expanding services in the right places at the right time, maintaining all authority and control. There can be a strategy in not partnering, which will always involve relinquishing some amount of governance.

DIY was a healthcare industry trend in our 2022 March Healthcare Classic. Explore this year’s interactive bracket to see the most impactful healthcare trends face off.