Physician Strategies // By Lisa D. Ellis // What strategies does your organization take to attract good hospitalists to join your staff? If the truth is that you rely completely on a recruiter rather than involving your hospitalist group in the process, you may be missing some important opportunities. Therefore, it may be time to […]
Q. What do the peach orchards of Northern California and most major health systems have in common? A. More than you might think, according to Ritch K. Eich, who worked on several ranches to earn his way through college before going on to build an impressive career that has included serving as vice president, senior […]
// By Lisa D. Ellis // What do the peach orchards of Northern California and most major health systems have in common? There are actually more commonalities than you might think, according to Ritch K. Eich, who worked on several ranches to earn his way through college before going on to build an impressive career […]
// By Lisa D. Ellis // What trends should be on your radar screen as you navigate the ever-changing health care field? Find out what a group of experts say is coming down the road so you can help your organization be prepared for whatever comes next. SHSMD’s Futurescan 2017-2022: Health Care Trends and Implications […]
Blogging is becoming an increasingly important way to communicate with your target audience. And it can also provide a valuable forum for your staff to share their experiences and ideas within the larger organization and beyond. This lesson comes from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, where some forward-thinking staff members created […]
// By Lisa D. Ellis // Blogging is becoming an increasingly important way to communicate with your target audience. And it can also provide a valuable forum for your staff to share their experiences and ideas within the larger organization and beyond. The Doctor’s Tablet This lesson comes from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in […]
Physician-contributed writing provides a great way to provide thought leadership and to share your medical staff members’ expertise more broadly. It can also help to personalize your organization and make a deeper connection with patients. But it’s essential that any staff-contributed writing goes through a defined editorial process that ensures the content accurately represents your […]
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An ideal visit between a physician liaison and a physician ends with both parties believing the visit was a valuable use of their limited time.
That’s why building value into every visit is so important, not just for the liaison, but for the physician. If they feel meeting with you is a good use of their time, they’ll do it again. If not, your next meeting might be with their gatekeeper. Respect their time and they’ll give you more of it.
Read this whitepaper to learn the details of these 7 actionable steps to building value into your meetings
- Have a goal for every meeting
- Prepare for every meeting
- Adapt to the connecting style of your prospects
- Create impactful conversations
- Create value for both sides
- Establish credibility
- Be proactive
// By Lisa D. Ellis // Circus performers who walk the tightrope receive extensive training to prevent falls. But medical personnel who represent their health care organizations are often much less savvy about how to avoid taking a misstep when they enter the complex world of social media. As a result, health systems can suffer […]
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Healthcare Organizations Don’t Succeed by Accident
Rather, organizational success most often comes from intentional and purposeful planning. Today’s hospitals face shrinking reimbursements, shifting reimbursement models and an increasing focus on reducing costs and utilization—making planning even more important.
To succeed in this environment, you must plan with purpose. It helps you grow in areas that improve organizational return and protect profitability. It also keeps you focused on your core mission, helping you avoid wasteful strategies.
Read this whitepaper to learn these five factors that will help you develop service line priorities:
- Understand how each service line fits within your mission, vision & values
- Measure the service line’s capacity & readiness for growth
- Quantify the market opportunity for growth
- Determine the service line’s value to your organization
- Identify current & planned patient pathways