Health Systems and Hospitals

Health systems today are acquiring practices faster than ever before in an effort to stabilize expenses in preparation for risk. With that opportunity comes a unique set of challenges that most C-suites are struggling to address. For example, a newly-employed group of physicians can make or break organizational engagement, revenue and patient compliance. What tools and resources can you use to ease their workday and engage the best these team members have to offer? Meanwhile, how do you take your growing business offices and keep them from becoming a ballooning line item? And through it all, how do you navigate the move to value and continue to keep a lasting relationship with independent doctors in your community? At IKS, we’ve done it all.

Key Determinates of Health System Success in Today’s Landscape

Administrative, non-clinical duties account for an inordinate time of the physician workday, leading to increased burnout and attrition rates. 

Health systems that acquire outpatient groups find it difficult to manage ambulatory-specific issues, including technology, work flows, and billing rules.

As healthcare organizations grow, an investment in staffing and infrastructure is necessary to sustain quality care delivery.

Health systems that acquire physician groups to gain downstream revenue often find those groups are losing money.

The move to fee for value requires many things including clinical integration across delivery settings, management of additional risk, timely and comprehensive reporting, and the
tracking and attainment of quality metrics.