Challenges in the healthcare landscape, including clinician burnout, increased acuity, labor shortages, rising costs, shifting reimbursement and clinician compensation, have necessitated the development of high-value hospital medicine (HM) programs with enhanced workflows. These programs aim to lower costs through improvements in hospital medicine productivity and skill mix while optimizing clinical quality, patient experience, throughput and access. Developing, implementing and sustaining such workflow and productivity enhancements require strong clinician engagement, competency and commitment.
Building High-Value Hospital Medicine Programs
Since 2019, TeamHealth’s strategically-focused Productivity Redesign Project Committee has been helping client facilities to optimize clinician productivity and engagement, while maintaining optimal levels of clinical quality, safety, patient satisfaction and throughput.
The committee includes more than 70 recognized and experienced HM leaders. These leaders are from diverse backgrounds and include physicians, advanced practice clinicians (APC), operational personnel, data analysts and administrators from HR, finance, recruiting and legal. They act as subject matter experts and provide strategic guidance; develop the program structure, function and execution; and procure appropriate resources. The committee operates through five well-defined workgroups: data, tools and tactics, compliance and legal, clinical compensation and implementation. The committee’s organization encourages collaboration among the workgroups, peer-to-peer accountability and a defined structure for communications while allowing for specialization, innovation and focus on productivity improvement.
TeamHealth is a true partner in this space – offering the expertise, resources and experience to transform service line performance. Our teams aid hospitals and health systems in optimizing their resources to ensure high-quality care and operational excellence. Reach out to our team and discover the benefits of having the right partner for your facility.
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