As we head into 2014, hospitals and health systems are confronting a number of challenges to remain competitive in their respective markets. The emphasis on cutting costs and reducing reliance on hospital utilization will be felt across the entire healthcare industry, but there are unique obstacles – and solutions – facing each different type of organization.
Forward-thinking organizations are integrating patient-centered medical home (PCMH) concepts into the clinical training environment to foster evolving medical practices and contemporary curricula by teaching PCMH tools.
Teaching hospitals, faculty group practices, and affiliated community physicians are not immune to the wave of consolidation and integration during this era of healthcare reform. This article highlights five opportunities in an AMC setting for alignment and shares legal considerations.
This article is the second in a series that describes the most common types of hospital/physician payment arrangements within an academic medical center.
We would like to make you aware of a potential GME funding opportunity. Pursuant to Section 5506 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced additional resident slots available for redistribution from closed teaching hospitals.
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.
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