Tackling today’s healthcare challenges can be risky, costly and time-consuming, but finding the best solutions to sustain growth and profitability is necessary. The secret to solving these challenges can come from a variety of places. For one major health system in Louisiana, Lafayette General Health, the secret to healthcare business success was found by tapping into its network—and truly listening to its doctors. Read the article below (via Healthcare IT News) to find out how getting physicians on board helped them cut avoidable admissions by $2.9 million.
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The secret to healthcare business success? Listen to the doctorsLafayette General Health has found that getting physicians on board helped cut avoidable admissions by $2.9 million.
By Susan Morse
It was dire stat. Physician satisfaction was 1 percent at Lafayette General Health in Lafayette, Louisiana. But after a years-long project to improve physician satisfaction, the health system managed to drive that up to 58 percent for its 68 employed and 1,700 non-employed physicians. According to Amanda Logue, MD, chief medical informatics officer, a lot of the troubles stemmed from technology. “IT was the first, at the bottom,” Logue said at the Business of Healthcare Symposium at HIMSS18. “We could only go up from there.” According to Edwina S Mallery, assistant vice president of information systems, “Our physicians were requesting additional technology. They wanted to see radiology on their iPads.” EHR troubles also plagued the system. Read full article…