Neptune Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
MedAxiom, the nation's premier cardiology business community, is releasing the results of its 2013 Hospital/Practice Integration Survey during the ACC Cardiovascular Summit on Thursday, January 10th in Las Vegas. The survey marks the sixth time MedAxiom has conducted this survey, which will now go from semi-annual to annual. The first survey was conducted in the spring of 2010 when the integration trend was in full swing.
The survey was completed by 156 organizations representing 2,420 cardiologists across the country from private practices, cardiology service lines and other forms of integrated heatlhcare delivery systems.
The survey includes data on the prevalence of integration among hospitals and integrating physician practices, the nature of their respective integration, early lessons learned, compensation, staff retention and satisfaction post integration.
Below is an excerpt from the conclusion of the survey report.
"The re-emergence of the service line, with an incumbent mandate to drive care coordination and value to patients, is a model that has early promise to facilitate effective healthcare transformation. The service line successful operation, like all operations, is dependent on the leadership and staff that work within it. Service lines that are led in a dyad leadership fashion, pairing business and clinical leaders, whose joint responsibility is to lead across the care continuum, is rapidly earning best practice status. In addition, a multi-disciplinary management team is assembled by examining the combined organization’s functional silos and identifying managers and staff who are focused on cardiovascular services within the functional departments. Empowering that team around a shared vision of excellence for cardiovascular patients is the “go-power” fueling the effort."
The detailed results, including all tables and graphs for each question asked in the survey, can be found in the final electronic report available at the end of this week. To obtain your copy, contact Jim Gann at jgann(at)medaxiom(dot)com
MedAxiom is a comprehensive subscription-based service provider, information and networking resource exclusively for cardiology practices encompassing academic cardiology organizations, hospital-owned cardiology practices as well as physician-owned cardiology groups. Based in Neptune Beach, Florida, MedAxiom supports over 320 cardiology practices across the United States, representing more than 6,000 cardiologists. More information is available at http://www.medaxiom.com.