5 Ways Health IT Impacts Consolidation

Most health IT professionals are probably more focused on implementing or maintaining systems than they are tracking larger healthcare trends, such as the pace at which hospitals and practices are being bought and sold.

Most health IT professionals are probably more focused on implementing or maintaining systems than they are tracking larger healthcare trends, such as the pace at which hospitals and practices are being bought and sold.

The fact is, however, that information technology — even if it's not a direct driver of healthcare consolidation – can certainly be a significant factor in the decision-making of healthcare administrators, affecting both the choice to consolidate and how successfully a consolidation is carried out.

According to Greg Chittim, director of analytics and performance at Arcadia Solutions, a Boston-based IT consulting firm, there are five areas where IT concerns factor into the drive toward, and the success of, consolidation.

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Source: Healthcare IT News