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Do Not Overlook “IT” in Early Stage Hospital Merger Planning

Each party should be aware of key issues before preparing to negotiate transition services agreements

As I type this blog post, I would not be surprised if suddenly my computer froze, and I had to call the help desk.  While calling the help desk can sometimes seem like an annoyance, having a central function to deal with all information technology (IT) issues is actually essential to ensuring that hospitals and health systems are able to effectively close a merger transaction.

In fact, IT has become indispensable for many hospital and system functions, including for patient care and core financial functions.

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