Despite significant overlap in workflow and processes, emergency and hospital medicine programs often share a “silo mentality.” Operating as separate entities can lead to confusion and frustration for physicians, clinical staff and patients. By combining both programs under a single management group, hospitals can enhance physician accountability for shared clinical standards while creating economies of scale and greater operational efficiencies that ultimately improve the patient experience.
TeamHealth makes synergy a reality.
TeamHealth ED/HM service benefits include:
Leveraging our extensive experience managing both emergency medicine (EM) and hospital medicine (HM) programs, TeamHealth has developed a comprehensive approach to integrating these services, streamlining patient care and ensuring continuity of patient's treatment. From smoother patient handoffs to more efficient throughput, the improvements are substantial. In fact, ED/HM synergy clients exceed the national average in Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems’ (HCAHPS) measurement of M.D. Communication and Overall Grade. This success is attributed to our ability to do something that individual groups can't — we use our knowledge and experience to hold both sets of physicians accountable for quality and clinical standards and reward them accordingly with shared incentives.
- Create economies of scale and greater operational efficiencies
- Reduce re-admission rates
- Improve patient satisfaction
- Increase patient’s likelihood to recommend
- Improve patient care efficiencies
- Provide a single point of contact for hospital leadership