A management partner can help reduce the administrative burdens on leadership and clinicians at academic medical centers. This reduction helps enhance clinician work-life balance and improve patient outcomes and provider-patient satisfaction, leading to better HCAHPS scores, fewer penalties, and increased revenue.
What Management Partners Can Offer
A management partnership offers several benefits to teaching hospitals.
Resident Education Support
Residency programs create a need for projects that help residents gain experience and exposure. These projects are building blocks for both their academic training and CVs for future job prospects.
AMCs have more bandwidth to develop these projects and provide residents with valuable experiences when working with a management partner.
Medical Director Support
Partnerships also create a support system for medical directors. Resources are dedicated to reducing administrative tasks such as staffing and scheduling, so clinicians are more available to see patients and teach live, furthering resident education and improving patient care.
Data and Analytics
Technological tools are a key differentiator in management solutions for AMCs. Individualized clinician metrics allow providers to see their own performance trends and how they compare to their peers and give actionable insight into staffing optimization.
In addition, robust data warehousing of multiple patient data points creates an informational bank to spark and support in-depth studies.
Every hospital, especially AMCs, needs direct and effective communication to keep clinicians aware of changing situations and essential information. Some management partners use proprietary apps that streamline communications on every level, from broadcast messaging to keeping credentials up to date.
Focus on Innovation
We have all seen that hospitals must be ready to quickly adjust to current needs, such as the swift creation and deployment of a telehealth platform. Access to resources outside of the hospital allows for rapid implementation of innovative ideas, making the practice agile and flexible when the situation demands.
Integration and Joint Accountability
Teaching hospitals have multiple missions and outcomes to fulfill. The right partner will integrate seamlessly into your structure and work to support these missions, taking responsibility for meeting goals and becoming a fully involved partner in hospital management.
Overall, academic medical centers have a lot to gain from a partnership with management solutions.
As Dr. Matthew Meigh, MD, of Garnet Health Medical Center stated, “From staffing to scheduling to patient satisfaction, I always have someone to lean on when I’m trying to fulfill my academic requirements. I don’t have to worry about 99 percent of the administrative duties, so I can dedicate my time to teaching and seeing patients.”
Contact us today if you are interested in partnering with SCP Health to relieve the unique financial and administrative burdens your teaching hospital carries. Leaning on deep experience in operational improvement and provider management, SCP will evaluate your exact needs and create an aligned, strategic action plan.