I really don't think so.
Look how this is marketed:
...could allow Prairie to expand its cardiology services to Wisconsin, as well as parts of central and southern Illinois where Prairie doctors don’t currently visit or maintain offices...So what, really, is "care integration" that promises such efficiencies?
...better able to thrive financially amid major changes in how the federal government and private insurers pay for health care...
“We are enhancing the future of health care for our patients and their families by working collaboratively with physicians to make the delivery of medicine more efficient and more structured around them, with their best interests being the highest priority.”
...to become more efficient...
...work more closely to improve care.
...Multiyear efforts to reduce waste as part of the care-integration plan will include “operational efficiencies in hospitals and clinics” and “better use of best practices in medicine,” according to HSHS. The plan doesn’t call for any job cuts, said Dave Urbanek, a heath system spokesman.
It's nothing more than the electronic medical record.
Or more specifically, an electronic medical record tied to accounts receivable software and credit checking.
Thanks to exhorbitant costs of implementing EMRs in physician practices, the Medicare requirements for billing and prescribing electronically, and the prohibitive documentation requirements mandated by CMS in the name of "quality," independent physician practices of all types will have no choice but capitulate to larger entities that have a fully integrated electronic medical record paired with collection software.