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More kith than kin?

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For-profit and not-for-profit hospitals

Byline: Jack Beaudoin

For-profit healthcare is as old as the medical profession itself, but for-profit hospitals constitute just 20 percent of the hospital market in the United States. There are justifiable concerns about the corporate practice of medicine,” and academics and journalists alike have found fertile ground comparing the economics of for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals and health systems.

What about IT? I put that question to the experts at the Dorenfest Institute and HIMSS Analytics, and then spent some time poking around the data myself. Read more


Published at HealthcareITNews.com.

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