Thought Leadership – Physician Network Optimization


6 Reasons for Upgrading Your Employed Physician Network Leadership

Employed physician networks have become an integral part of the overall strategy for hospitals and health systems. Whether your network consists of 40 or 240 providers, having the right executive leadership at the helm is critical. And the operational and financial expertise required to effectively manage these multimillion dollar entities has grown with the network’s […]


Telltale Signs Your Network Has Exceeded its Management Capabilities

Having the right management in place is critical to network success and sustainability.  The skill set and experience required to manage and grow multi-site, multi-specialty networks are much more sophisticated than that of the traditional “practice manager” and the pool of qualified candidates is limited. ASHHRA’s HR Pulse magazine, summer 2017 issue, featured the article, […]


Is Your Physician Compensation Plan Holding You Back?

As depicted in the graph below, HSG believes that all hospital-owed physician networks progress along an evolutionary path, from “Novice” to “High-Performing”, with most struggling to emerge from Operational Chaos. HSG’s HFMA webinar on April 20, 2017, (click here to view) took a broad look at performance improvement and, specifically, a process to discover operational […]


Capitalizing on your Group Vision

One of our recent Physician Strategy News’s articles, “Creating a Shared Vision for Your Network”, extolled the virtues of developing a vision statement as a mechanism to galvanize your physician group around an aligned, common vision for the group’s future. We described our process for developing the vision statement and indicated that it could be […]


Case Study: Avoid Stark Issues through Contract Management

This case study shows how a physician contract management system can help hospitals uncover Stark issues and smooth the contract negotiation process. Background A community hospital in the Northeast was struggling to manage its contractual relationships with employed and independent physicians. Hospital leadership did not have a systematic approach to creating or managing physician deals, […]


Accelerating Progress in Your Physician Network – How HSG Can Support Your Growth

Spurred by the need for better integration and the need to protect volumes, billions have been invested by hospitals and health systems in physician practices. In many cases, the result has been massive losses for the system with few of the benefits promised by integration. Rather than creating effective, multi-specialty groups, health systems are saddled […]


Webinar: Building a Strategic Vision for Your Employed Network

Leveraging an employed physician network in a value-based care environment requires a cohesive group exhibiting a common purpose and culture. Converting a collection of disparate, autonomous practices into a unified whole requires strategic energy. Jointly establishing a common group vision with dedicated physician leadership defines strategies to achieve that end. Objectives: Participants will understand the […]


Accelerating Progress in Your Physician Network

Spurred by the need for better integration, and the need to protect volumes, billions have been invested by hospitals and health systems in physician practices. HSG’s focus is on helping produce value from those investments by evolving your physician network. HSG’s Physician Network Growth Phases Curve defines the stages of your network’s evolutionary progress. As […]


Webinar: Has Your Employed Physician Network Outgrown its Leadership?

Rapid growth in the size and complexity of multi-specialty, multi-site, employed physician networks has created significant management challenges, frequently outstripping the knowledge and skills of existing network leadership.  Today, these multi-million dollar organizations require the leadership abilities of CEO-level talent, coupled with an in-depth, working knowledge of physician practices.  And the talent pool for this […]


Webinar: Transforming Operational Chaos into a High-Performing Physician Network

Physician network losses threaten the financial performance of healthcare organizations and impact their ability to confidently face new market challenges. Diagnosing problem areas and implementing a plan for improvement is critical to positioning the organization for success. At this point in their evolution (“Operational Chaos”), networks benefit from a comprehensive operational assessment supported by detailed […]

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