A productive strategic affiliation creates opportunities for hospitals/health systems and their medical school/university partners to gain access to competencies and resources that enable them to expand their individual and collective enterprises in ways that would not be possible independently.
In addition to managing the day-to-day operational issues of active clinical practices, department of surgery administrators have the onerous task of managing complex budgets across multiple missions and funding sources. This article introduces the most common of these arrangements.
The relationship between a hospital/health system and its medical school/university partner is typically codified in an affiliation agreement. This article provides an overview of a productive strategic affiliation agreement and how an effective affiliation governance model can elevate the status and success of each affiliate partner.
The current environment demands more contemporary affiliation arrangements and the opportunity for greater integration lies with an investment strategy that is grounded in business planning principles and is in line with performance.
The central challenge for most organizations is to develop physician incentives that drive productivity and quality while ensuring that compensation remains grounded in the fiscal reality of the organization.
SOMs have two choices to make in determining the overarching scope of the BI effort: a full-scale data warehouse or an academic mission- or department-specific data mart (or series of marts).
System sophistication and technological advances have provided medical schools with the opportunity to implement business intelligence (BI) programs that will facilitate accomplishing strategic objectives and remaining competitive. In this first of three articles, we define BI and explain how it can be effectively deployed in SOMs.
This article highlights five opportunities for greater alignment within an AMC. There is no shortage of successful models to adopt; rather, it is typically institutional politics and long-standing culture that stand in the way of a more sustainable strategy for the AMC.
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