Newsletter | June 12, 2012

06.12.12 -- Is The End Near For Private Practices?

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From The Editor
Is The End Near For Private Practices?

Is The End Near For Private Practices?

Several factors are creating a "perfect storm" for hospitals to acquire physicians' practices, and this time, the trend doesn’t appear to be cyclical. What does this mean for health IT and the future of healthcare delivery in the United States?

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