topic: Strategic and Advisory Services
Once an insurer or hospital has acquired a medical practice, what is next? Acquirers should proactively ensure a seamless integration of services within their new practices. The success of a major medical foundation in acquiring and integrating a pair of specialty physician practices offers six rich lessons other organizations should consider with their integration implementations.
Depending on which types of patients you serve, your health plan audit may be made by many regulatory entities. Your compliance department should be notified when an audit will be conducted. If you do not have a compliance department, your point of contact will typically be in your C-Suite, such as your CEO or CFO.
A new workflow automation tool was burdened with a difficult-to-learn user interface and workflows which didn’t fully match users’ jobs, resulting in employees who didn’t use the tool or did so incorrectly. Because managers didn’t believe the tool facilitated their employees’ work, they didn’t recommend it or use the tool’s reporting features to drive decision-making.
More providers and health care organizations are forming clinical integration networks (CIN) to collaborate on improving the quality and efficiency of care, while allowing themselves to continue to operate independently.
Rather than becoming frustrated by the potential vastness of a data warehouse build, consider instead the advantages of thinking small. As in, start with a single data warehouse pilot project, learn your best practices from that experience, and expand accordingly from there.