As healthcare systems continue to adapt to changing market forces, the fight is on to attract, engage, and keep the best physicians in your network. Creating mutually beneficial relationships with physicians helps healthcare organizations compete in an evolving market and will help improve patient experiences.
Purposeful physician engagement is a critical part of developing long-term relationships – and these relationships are a key ingredient to healthcare organizations’ efforts to increase market share and drive revenue. In addition, health systems with engaged physicians often see lower costs, improved care, greater efficiency, and higher physician satisfaction and retention.
Enhanced engagement also helps grow in-network referrals by connecting physicians through a common sense of quality care delivery and organizational value. On the financial side of things, physician engagement helps reduce referral leakage and can build loyalty organically.
Let’s take a closer look at three keys to engaging physicians and building long-term relationships: