Health IT demands drive more physicians to employment


More physicians in private practices are trading independence for the security and support of employment. Although a steadfast segment of today's medical practice continues to fight for independence, the pressures to give up practice ownership are becoming increasingly prevalent, FierceHealthPayer reports. The trend is driven in part by the need to implement health IT and technology infrastructure to support accountable care models--larger medical groups and hospitals are better equipped to make the changes to technology and infrastructure to become ACOs than small, private practices. Article