By Zach Missimo
Tags: Blog, Stratasan, data visualization, analytics, data-driven decisions, Healthcare Market Research, healthcare strategy, healthcare systems, hospital, Market Share, Pathway, all-payer claims data, focus pathway, outmigration, 2022, Patient Origin, Out-migration, Syntellis
Adapting Your Growth Strategy to Meet the Needs of Aging and Racially and Ethnically Diverse Patient Populations
By Michael Shipley
Senior Product Manager
Tags: Blog, physician referral, Stratasan, strategic growth, strategic growth planning, strategic planning, data analytics, data-driven decisions, data strategy, growth planning, health care, health data, health strategist, health strategy, health system, health systems, healthcare, healthcare budget, healthcare planning, healthcare strategic growth, healthcare strategic planning, healthcare strategy, healthcare systems, hospital, hospital planning, hospital strategic planning, hospital strategy, hospitals, Inpatient Statistics, markeitng, Market Share, nashville, Physicians, Population Health Management, referral data, referrals, healthcare market share, marketing research, patient population, service area growth, service line growth, strategic growth plan, physician outreach strategy, Hospital growth plan, healthcare leadership, healthcare market data, hospital growth, physician patterns, patient experience, customer experience, physician strategy, diversity, data confidence, outmigration, physician referral leakage, outpatient, HOPD, 2022, Patient Origin, Syntellis, healthcare annual planning
Address Blockages and Pinpoint Opportunities for Growth
Retaining and improving bottom line profits is a key priority for healthcare planners and strategists. Often when considering how to grow, patient outmigration and physician referral leakage are top of mind. Patient retention and well-maintained physician relationships are key to maintaining a strong financial standing, especially for rural hospitals.
“25% of rural hospitals nationwide are at a high risk of closing unless their financial situations improve. Of these hospitals, 82% are considered highly essential to their communities,” according to an annual Guidehouse analysis.
Many hospitals within close proximity to large U.S. cities are facing a serious financial challenge: patients who outmigrate to urban hospitals. This can happen due to patient preference or a physician referral, but it’s leading to lost revenue either way.
It’s important to note though, this is not solely a rural hospital concern. A strong physician relations strategy is needed in many large urban areas to ensure you don’t lose patients to the large competitor right down the street.
Tags: physician referral, physician strategy, outmigration, physician referral leakage