I’m not quite as convinced as some that there’s too much difference in the amount of consulting being requested and required by health systems now compared to in years past. After all it wasn’t so many years ago that APM made every hospital in America buy physicians one year and sell them the next. And there’s been plenty of cash poured down the drain of Meaningful Use and EMR implementation. But this WaPo article manages to quote 2 of the 3 best known health futurists (FD I know them all well!) not to mention a bunch of others, on the topic of consulting being demanded in the ramp up to ACOs. So while journo Bara Vaida got quotes from Ian Morrison & Jeff Goldsmith, I’m concerned–couldn’t she find Joe Flower’s email?