We are in the midst of a major transformation in healthcare. Surviving this transformation requires us to re-think how we deliver care to patients. We must undergo our own paradigm shift as institutions in order to stay relevant and profitable. The status quo will no longer be successful, and even maintaining routine services for our patients could be jeopardized if we do not change.
We believe there are three major changes essential to this shift.
We must dispose of the silo mentality.
As we face many changes in our industry, we must transform ourselves into viable healthcare teams with elegant, coordinated efforts between administrators, healthcare staff, and physicians.
We must change the silo mentality that lives in today's medical culture and restructure our separate surgery, anesthesiology, and nursing teams into cooperative partnerships focused on integrated, patient-centered care.
We must replace the "Fee for Service" model.
Our current "Fee for Service" payment system does not support patient-centered care in a dynamically changing healthcare environment.
We need to look at new models for payments, such as the "Alternative Payment Method (APM)" or the "Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)", depending on your institutional needs and goals.
We must be deliberate in valuing quality over quantity.
It is essential to maintain a patient-physician relationship as the core of our healthcare system. As patient demand and compliance requirements increase and resources remain limited, it becomes even more difficult to marry the goals of providing quality patient care and collecting adequately for services.
We need to ensure that protecting and nurturing the patient-physician relationship stays at the heart of each change we make to our processes, environment, and team.
Optimize to Thrive
There is no magical healthcare model or plan that will work for everyone, and each institution will have to optimize their own resources and think outside the box in order to thrive. Busy hospital executives and physicians need guidance to help them work through our dynamically changing healthcare environment. AHEAD Healthcare Consulting can help by listening to your needs, reviewing your resources, and helping you customize your institution to efficiently and effectively prepare you for a productive future. We offer free, no-obligation phone consultations, so contact us today to get started.