I read an article recently that implied the practice of hospitals acquiring physician groups encouraged “clinical integration and multidisciplinary team-based health care.”…
…But does a hospital purchasing a group of physicians really accomplish this?
If being employed by a hospital causes this to happen, why aren’t all hospitals thriving epicenters of clinical integration?
Having been a hospital-employed physician, I understand the advantage of sharing an electronic medical record (EMR) with other members of the patient care team. But, sharing an EMR is a far cry from clinical integration. Multidisciplinary patient care is easy to talk about, but difficult to execute.