What kind of domino effect is EMR having?

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What kind of domino effect is EMR having?

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Lewis: One thing that is related to EMR that we’re finding interesting is a situation in which there’s increasing interconnectivity between providers. And that kind of manifests itself in two places. One is we’re finding that there’s lots and lots of communities in which there’s one or two anchor hospitals in the community and most of the physicians in that community are associated with the hospitals. What we’re finding is a real increase in interest on the part of the hospitals to align the physicians in the community to them through deploying an EMR or practice management system tool. And there have been several recent government changes in regulation, particularly around [the] Stark [law]. There were previously regulations that prohibited hospitals from providing things to physicians in the community because it was viewed as potentially a kickback. Stark has opened up the door to providing technology with the help of interconnectivity. How so? Lewis: Basically it allows it through m