Are Medical Groups Still Viable? – Healthcare IT Today Podcast Episode 23

For the 23rd episode of the Healthcare IT Podcast, we’re asking the question Are Medical Groups Still Viable?

This is a big question with a lot of nuance. However, everyone agrees that the medical group is being hit by a lot of pressures to consolidate. Not the least of which is hospitals and health systems buying up group practices. On the other hand, regulations are growing and that makes it hard for a medical group practice to survive. In this episode we talk about these trends and more and what it portends for the future of medical groups in healthcare.

Here’s a quick rundown of the ideas and questions we’ll discuss in this episode:

  • What’s Happening with Medical Groups Right Now?
  • What are the Tech Challenges Ahead for Medical Groups?
  • What are the Opportunities for Medical Groups?

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About the author

John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.