How Hospitals Can Improve Relationships with Physicians

Medical practice is increasingly moving toward a physician employment model. According to a survey by the Physicians Foundation, 43.7 percent of responding physicians said they were employed by a hospital or medical group in 2012; in 2016, 57.9 percent said they were. As the health care working environment evolves, the relationships hospitals have with these employed physicians also need to shift.  “Prioritizing efforts that restore and improve the joy in practice is key for hospitals to gain a competitive advantage to successfully recruit and retain physicians,” says Shanna Kirshenblatt, an innovation consulting associate at Chicago-based Healthbox, a health care innovation platform. Here’s how hospitals can improve their relationships with physicians. Highlight Your Mission Health care is meaningful work, and that appeals to physicians, says Christian Nielson, principal consultant at DecisionWise, an employee engagement platform. A clear mission can help physicians connect the work they do with the impact they have …

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