Many health systems continue to struggle with their investment in physician practices. Millions of dollars in investments have brought some positive results -- stabilized volumes and health system
Managing Your Physician Network: Should Outsourcing be an Option?
Before you answer this question, consider the following: A high-performing physician network is a strategic asset that must lead the way for clinical integration. If your group fails to meet
Should You Outsource the Management of Your Physician Network?
Outsourcing is nothing new in the healthcare industry. It’s a tried and true method to reduce costs and improve service delivery and outcomes. Hiring outside management for food service, security, ED
Interview with Dr. Donald John Stoner, CMO at Halifax Health
In October 2014, Halifax Health officially engaged Healthcare Strategy Group to manage its physician network. In this interview with HSG Partner John Hill, Chief Medical Officer Donald John Stoner,
Measuring Progress Toward Clinical Integration: Where Does Your Physician Network Fall on the Life Cycle Bell Curve?
Physician network development progresses on a life cycle bell curve. Knowing where you are on that curve is crucial to your progress toward becoming a clinically integrated system. We generally
Setting Up a Physician Advisory Council
As essential components of employed physician networks, Physician Advisory Councils enhance organizational performance by promoting: Active physician involvement, Effective two-way
Webinar: Physician Leadership: A Critical Resource for Success
For hospitals and health systems, physician leadership is critical to success. It drives positive outcomes at every level -- from the frontline delivery of patient care to board-level strategic
Is Your Infrastructure Contributing to Your Physician Network Losses?
Many hospitals and health systems started employing physicians under the premise that if they could run a successful hospital, how hard could it be to run a few practices? What most didn’t anticipate,
67 Tips for Developing a High-Performing Physician Network
Most of our clients learned to manage a hospital. Today, many of those clients believe their long-term success will center on how their employed physician group evolves. The viability of a health