About the Session

Health systems employ 38 percent of the nation’s physicians and own one in four physician practices across the United States—numbers that are rising as physicians deal with new market competitors, increasing regulatory complexities and the ongoing shift to value-based care. This session will examine strategies and assets leveraged by one health system to drive strategic business decisions with medical groups that transform workflow, improve technology and staffing, and put a renewed focus on the standardization of practices and resources across employed medical groups. Such strategies address factors such as burnout, limited resources, operational challenges, consumerism and declining reimbursement’s impact on the viability of medical groups. Employed physicians go from being essentially a small-business owner in an independent practice to a salaried employee of a large organization. You will learn how this profound adjustment often requires a wholesale shift in practice patterns.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand challenges of partnerships between medical groups and health systems, which can ultimately burden physicians and patients while risking financial viability.
  • Gain strategies for improving alignment between affiliated medical groups and health systems to become more efficient and effective in care delivery.