Ties That Bind
Healthcare CEOs are sure spending a lot of time and energy on physician relations nowadays. That's the word from industry insiders at last week's Top Leadership Teams in Healthcare Conference. The topic of hospital-physician alignment permeated the conference's panel discussions. From the perspective of hospital leaders, three of the top physician-relations issues of the day included emergency call coverage, physician employment, and EMR technology that tethers physicians and hospitals. Although these concerns are intertwined, I'll take up each separately in PhysicianLeaders, starting today with ED call coverage.