Is IT Innovation Driving Physicians Out The Door?

Rebecca Armato | InformationWeek | September 26, 2012

Rather than face the perfect storm of decreasing reimbursement, increasing costs, legislative mandates, and penalties around technology adoption, information exchange, and Meaningful Use, an alarming number of physicians are making the decision to "go quietly into the night" and retire early from practice.

Some are leaving the profession as many as 10 years earlier than they had anticipated. Rather than consider change, physicians are placing a DNR on their practices, saying no to investing in tools necessary to efficiently manage their businesses. For some physicians, the hospital's own IT transformation activities are the tipping point driving them to retire. We need to do something about this problem before it's too late...