After a massive effort to integrate 18 clinics into a new health system—including the standardization of front-end workflows to support the migration of all clinics onto one EHR platform—ambulatory leadership at the University of Kansas Health System (UKHS) wanted to assess the state of clinic operations and improve performance.
In 2017, SEARHC joined the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and other local Tribal health partners in implementing a shared Cerner electronic health record (EHR) system to improve communication between the organizations serving Alaska’s Native population and to enhance the quality of care provided.
Pediatric physician compensation increased for the 10th straight year while overall levels of work relative value unit (WRVU) production decreased by 3.0%. These changes are likely connected with decreased fertility rates, changing care models, and a focus on nonproduction metrics.
Our President, Steve Messinger, spoke with Becker's Hospital Review about how ECG approaches the unique challenges of healthcare consulting.
Overall, nine hospital–health system deals were announced in October. Notably, a deal between Dallas-based Baylor Scott & White Health and Houston-based Memorial Hermann Health System was announced on October 1, and two deals were announced by Cleveland Clinic.
Compensation is the single largest line-item expense for a provider organization...It is a natural place to look for opportunities to create better alignment with organizational goals while rewarding and recognizing high-performing providers.
Given the long-lasting implications, starting the journey to become a teaching hospital requires a well-thought-out plan to ensure a viable and successful GME enterprise. This checklist can serve as a roadmap for executives as they begin this process.
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