Webinar: The 9 Key Components of an Effective Physician Integration Strategy

What makes a physician strategy successful – and what makes it fail?   The biggest reason plans fail is because, while they typically define how the organization will Develop physician relationships, they don’t detail how their Implementation and Management. During this 20-minute webinar, Director Travis Ansel:   Reveals the nine key components of an effective physician strategy; Demonstrates how to identify […]

How To Get the Most from a Physician Needs Analysis: Ask the Right Questions!

One size doesn’t fit all when developing a Physician Needs Analysis. While similar base components are always included, the scope, data elements, methodology and resulting analysis should reflect the questions the study is designed to answer. At HSG, this is a typical physician needs analysis inquiry from a prospective client: “I’m looking for information on […]

Case Study: Ambulatory Strategy with a Focus on Responding to a Larger Competitor Moving Into the Market

Background Our client was an independent, 250+ bed hospital, located 20 minutes from a large metropolitan area in the Midwest.  The hospital was experiencing intense pressure from three tertiary competitors located in the nearby metro area. Each was pursuing an ambulatory strategy that placed physicians, outpatient services, and ancillaries in our client’s primary service area.  […]

Case Study: Developing a Defensible Physician Needs Analysis for a Combination Urban/Rural Market

Background Located in the Central East corridor, this three-hospital system, comprised of two adult and one children’s hospital, is a tertiary provider for an 18-county service area, encompassing both urban and rural populations. The system both employs physicians and provides recruitment assistance for independent physicians. They asked for: a physician needs analysis that would support […]

Service Area Challenges in Physician Manpower Planning

The growth in physician employment is creating some new challenges when defining service areas for physician manpower planning. Frequently, initial discussion with clients regarding the service area reveals the misconception that the analysis to support employment decisions must be based on regulatory compliant service area. Not true. You are freed from those limitations. But employment […]