POLICY: Buying physician practices does not equate to clinical integration | Concierge Medicine Today


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?vertical 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.

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