Heed these Warning Signs and Prevent Costly Consequences
By Sean Conway
When signing on with an outside partner for strategic growth insights and support, there are a variety of factors to consider, and a few warning signs to heed. Some examples include:
Will your vendor be a good strategic growth partner for your specific needs?
Should you choose the partner who can do a little bit of everything, but may not specialize in one area? Or go with multiple partners, each with their own specialty?
- Is your vendor fully HIPPA compliant in how they use patient data?
While there are many variables to consider, in this post we focus on what to look out for and what to avoid. If you notice any of these red flags as you walk through the evaluation process with a new partner, take note, as it could be a warning sign for a less-than-stellar partnership down the line. Any one of these issues could lead to costly consequences that may not seem important early on, but could cause major (and expensive!) problems for your hospital as the relationship progresses.