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A Straightforward Approach to Avoiding Patient Loss

Why Having the Right Number of Physicians is Key to Retaining Your Patients

By Lee Ann Lambdin and Jackie DeGroat

Your facility’s growth or decline in market share is closely tied to the physicians who are available in your service area. If you don’t have the right number of physicians to support the number of patients in your service area, they will likely go elsewhere to receive care.

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, patient demand is surpassing physician supply. In other words, there are more patients needing care than there are physicians practicing medicine. Hospitals that conduct a community physician and provider demand analysis, sometimes known as a Physician Demand Estimator or Medical Staff Development Planning, will be armed with the right intelligence to effectively recruit for the appropriate specialists needed in their service area.

Tracking Physician Referrals: Why Lengthy Wait Times for Specialist Referrals Should Affect Your Strategy

When patients require specialty care, a primary care physician (PCP), referred to as a “gatekeeper” in the healthcare industry, decides what specialist to refer the patient to. More often than not, patients must wait weeks, sometimes months, before being seen by a specialist. Lengthy wait times create frustration for both PCP’s and patients, worrying the delay will worsen the patient’s condition.

 

These lengthy wait times canand shouldalso drastically affect your physician referral strategy. Tracking physician-to-physician referrals over too short a time period will give you a limited and likely incomplete view of where the physicians in your area are receiving and sending their patients.

A Comprehensive Approach to Service Line Growth: Recorded Webinar

Have you been tasked with the growth of a particular service line or want to reach a larger population with your services?

If so, you don’t want to miss this recorded webinar session!

Integrating a CHNA into Your Strategy: Recorded Webinar

 Are you looking to improve your community relationships while positively impacting the health of the population in your service area?

If so,  you don’t want to miss this recorded webinar session!

The Data Doesn't Lie: Things That The Data Will Tell You That Doctor's Won't

As a Physician Relations Rep, data is the foundation upon which your entire outreach strategy lives or dies. Without a reliable data source and a trustworthy physician referral tool, your strategy will lack the full depth of understanding needed to meet your annual growth goals.

The goals of a Physician Relations program are to:

  • Promote physician engagement in order to grow volume in alignment with the hospital's strategic plan.
  • Engage and connect physicians to other physicians and to support key hospital services.
  • Unearth any quality, customer service, or access issues physicians may be experiencing.

November Webinar: Integrating the CHNA into the Strategy

Announcing our November Webinar

Integrating the CHNA into the Strategy

Stratasan’s Data Processing Services: A Strategic Growth Focus

co-authors: Wendy Posten and Anusha Achukola

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We’ve previously discussed the importance of the DIKW pyramid and how Stratasan uses this philosophy to help our healthcare partners make better strategic growth decisions. In this post, we will further unpack Stratasan’s data processing service and walk you through the technical aspects of how we turn raw data into actionable intelligence.

Social Media and Healthcare: Which Hospitals Are Doing it Right?

It’s no secret that the way consumers interact with the healthcare industry is undergoing an unprecedented change. One of the many new realities for hospitals and healthcare systems is the importance of a positive and active social media presence. Tech-savvy consumers are increasingly aware of the power they hold to influence hospital behavior through social sharing. The online world opens the door for positive or negative expression about a healthcare experience.

 

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Time at SHSMD

 

 

Like any big conference, attending the Society of Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) Connections can be an overwhelming experience. Headed into its 20th year as an event, SHSMD Connections 2016 is taking place September 11 - 14 in Chicago. With an estimated 1,400+ healthcare marketing, public relations and communications, and strategic planning professionals on-site, 60 sessions to choose from, 8 targeted learning tracks, and more than 4 hours worth of keynote sessions, it’s easy to see how this could be an enriching experience, but it can also feel like you’re drinking from a firehose.

Healthcare Marketing: 5 Tips on How to Make Better Use of Your Marketing Budget

 

The healthcare marketing landscape has changed in many ways over the past few years. Perhaps the biggest change is that the healthcare consumer is more empowered now than ever before. With an increasing amount of information about healthcare services and providers at their fingertips, consumers are making more educated decisions about how they seek the care they need. To stay competitive, your marketing mix has to evolve.

 

Here are 5 tips on how to make better use of your healthcare marketing budget: