Permits increases in financial success through the ED.
Provides extraordinary convenience to PCPs that can result in increases in patient access.
Permits growth in average acuity of inpatients and ED visits.
Permits growth in ED patient volume.
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ACTUAL RESULTS FOR A HOSPITAL CLIENT
Increased admission growth by 55% within first 6 months.
Increased net revenue growth by 55% within first 6 months, after following a 22% decline over 4 prior years.
ED patient visits grew by 33% and net revenue by over $200,000.
Increased total net revenue by 27%.
Increased operating income (EBITDA) by 300%.
Decreased accounts payable by 36% and long-term debt by 22% even with increased volume.
Total ROI of over 700%.
In light of a 33% growth in ED patient visits and 55% growth in inpatient admissions, experienced no material increase in bad debt for either ED patient visits or inpatient admissions.
No material adverse increase in uninsured. Percent of insured increased.
Improved quality of life by minimizing re-designing and/or eliminating rounding and “unattached call.”
Permits higher incomes and/or more personal time.
Minimizes malpractice risk.
No financial deterioration of private practice.
Freedom to admit own patients at will and on frequency suitable to PCP.
Objective measurement of service success routinely reported to the Medical Staff.
PCP office practice volume growth potential at no additional cost.
Availability of a Hospitalist (Internist) as a consultant and who can serve as an extension of the PCP practice at no cost.
Permits improved immediacy of care, especially when admitted through the ED.
Provides quicker diagnostics and greater continuity of care which can lead to improved health status and shorter lengths of stay.
Achieves frequent physician interaction with the patient and more bedside time with the patient and his/her family which can result in greater patient satisfaction, and may reduce medical errors and lower the frequency of unnecessary readmission.
Provides greater window of time available for family to meet with the Hospitalist, and at more convenient times.
Our protocols minimize variation in clinical practices; and improve ability to recognize and respond appropriately to medical outliers.
Local care for more complex illnesses and the ability to keep more patients close to home and family.