The Unique Challenges for Rural and Community Hospitals in 2015

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Date Feb 24, 2015
Time 01:00 PM EDT
Cost $139.00
Overview: All hospitals are facing unprecedented challenges with the pressures of cost reduction, maintaining quality / patient satisfaction, and developing integrated networks of care. The rural and community hospital has unique challenges in these arenas, which can ultimately effect the very viability of the institution. Trustees have more responsibilities than ever before. Critical decisions regarding service lines, medical staff availability and engagement, and tertiary care support are now top of mind. Dr. Berkowitz will discuss these issues and offer best practices on how the community hospital can continue high quality care throughout these difficult times. 

Areas Covered in the Session:
  • Discuss the role of transparency and how it effects quality, competition, reimbursement and survivability
  • Review the importance of incorporating best practices into every service line offered.
  • Discuss cost reduction strategies in partnership with the physicians, and how to maximize CMI
  • Discuss how to enhance the process of continuation of care seamlessly across the community
  • Review the role of risk and risk products in the community setting
  • Discuss the importance of a hospital- physician strategy - staffing and employment versus contract
  • Review the options for partnering with tertiary care systems - and what is best for your institution

Who Will Benefit:
  • Physicians
  • Administrators of Hospitals and Medical Groups
  • Health Care Trustees
  • All Members of the Health Care Team
  • Patients

Dr. Steve Berkowitz Board certified in internal medicine, he is the Founder and President of SMB Health Consulting since 2011, specializing in: Clinical/ operational performance improvement, Health care presentations to hospitals, boards, societies and medical staff, Strategic planning facilitation, and One on one CMO mentoring 

He has worked with over 150 clients in all 50 states. 

Roger Steven
contact no: 8003851607
fax no: 302-288-6884
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