Here is the Network Diagram for the firms that we are analyzing in the healthcare industry. The firms that we focused on are in blue.
First off, it is worth noting that the five companies (Versik Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Microsoft Health, Allscripts an AthenaHealth) are from different subsectors of the industry, including EMRs, analytics, and medical devices. This makes for a fragmented diagram. The multiple offshoots with few connections also indicate that the healthcare industry in general is not well connected through strategic partnerships. This offers many opportunities as the industry matures into a networked economy. For example, EMR providers may want to form partnerships with payers so they can provide decision support to their customers, and also absorb the analytics layer which we discussed previously.