I had the honor and opportunity to contribute to the NextWaveConnect.com community on the Intangibles of Clinical Integration. While I don’t portray myself as an expert the fact of the matter is that in order to achieve true integration Information technology needs to be intimately involved from the start. Here is an excerpt:
I often wonder why I decided to go into medicine. I recall countless evenings around a book with my fellow classmates discussing our aspirations of treating the sick and changing the world. Unfortunately that is just a distant memory.
What was once driven by the highest of altruistic endeavour quickly became about volume, E&M codes and dealing with insurance companies with declining reimbursement and dictation of care. At first glance it appeared that I was sold a bit of false advertising. I went through the paces that every young physician endures, building a successful practice, lobbying for my patients best interest and ultimately building a successful relationship with my patients. But there had to be more…….. Please click the link to read the entire article.