Outsourcing: Playing the Long Game
As healthcare organizations transition to value-based care, become clinically integrated, and drive new patient experience strategies, they are seeking strategic collaborations in anesthesia, hospital medicine, and emergency medicine.
Hospitals that partner in all three specialties are making key enhancements in the operating room, including faster room turnover and better perioperative care. As a result, patients are going into surgery sooner, recovering more quickly and spending less time in the hospital. Moreover, emergency department partnerships are helping hospitals improve patient flow and care transitions, as well as reduce hospital readmissions and expand into new areas.
ED fast tracking Dori Stevens, CEO of Antioch, California–based
Sutter Delta Medical Center, says having a clinical partner has been instrumental in helping the organization redesign their ED and to expedite the opening of an urgent care center.
Published: April 2017
Type: Industry Focus Section Report
Length: 8 pages
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