Solo Physician Practice is Dead? Web EMR Inquiries are Up! Go Figure

I just read this headline today “Recruiting Firm Says Solo Physician Practice is Dead”. I’m not sure if I agree. Read this article here.
The reason why I don’t agree is very simple.

  1. Inquiries from Solo Physician Practices looking for Web-based EMR systems are up. If what this report says is true, why would solo practices want to invest in new technologies?
  2. Inquiries from Physicians starting New Practices and looking for Web-based EMR are also up.

I was actually surprised when I analyzed some data of incoming inquiries for web-based EMR systems and tried to figure out how many of them were from solo practices and how many were actually starting new solo practices. It has actually been up in the last two years.

While I think there may be a trend, American Entrepreneurship is not dead, in spite of what is going on in the healthcare world.

Author: Chandresh Shah

Chandresh Shah specializes in Healthcare IT and Medical Billing. He knows the market inside out; what works, what doesn’t. He advises and works with small business owners.