Having a sound physician integration strategy is even more important with the passage of the
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. To succeed in the new payment environment and reap the rewards
associated with improving quality and reducing cost, hospitals and physicians must further integrate to manage
patient populations through enhanced analytics and communication.
Truven Health Physician Discovery Services provide valuable insights into a hospital or health
system’s progress and/or performance gaps associated with their physician enterprise. Experts from Truven Health
AnalyticsSM offer experienced leadership with proven skills that will ultimately guide and support the
development of a fully functioning, clinically integrated network. Our offerings are consolidated into key areas.
Within each area there are various services offered that can be customized based on your specific needs.
The key areas are:
To thrive, it’s necessary for hospitals health systems, and their physicians to have a collaborative
relationship. Additionally, working within a two payment system requires all collectible revenue to be
maximized, easing the transition to the new payment model. How do you know if your physician practice is
A Service Line Co-Management agreement is vital to your success. Under these arrangements, hospitals enter
into a collaborative relationship with a subset of specialists such as orthopedic or cardiovascular surgeons.
Both parties become accountable for the improvement of their particular service line.
Hospitals are reporting losses of $70-$180K per hospital-employed physician per year. In fact, the median loss
is at an all-time high and the industry cannot sustain this kind of deficit. Despite this shortfall, the passage
of PPACA is forcing hospitals to continue to expand their physician enterprise and acquire primary care
physicians and other key specialists in their market.
Improved engagement with physicians will be one of the most proven tactics your hospital can use to help ensure
the delivery of high quality, low-cost care. Developing a better understanding of physician referral patterns
and the existing relationships within the physician community enables you to identify outmigration and
utilization patterns, reduce leakage; increase profitability; identify, attract, and employ high-value and
strengthen physician alignment.
Identifying High-Value Physicians is an exciting analytic offering from Truven Health AnalyticsSM By incorporating market intelligence from Truven Health planning solutions (client subscription not necessary) with quality and financial outcomes from hospital administrative (UB) data, we are able to identify high-value physicians for strategically important surgical procedures. Beyond the analytics, you receive insights and recommendations from a team of healthcare experts, including physicians.
The Truven Health ActionOI® Practice Insights solution provides comparative, select, peer-group information and the insight to help hospitals and practices identify operational areas that could benefit from performance improvement. By addressing comparative variances in productivity, utilization, and cost management, physician practices can achieve stronger financial results.
Provider Profiles puts the power of CareDiscovery in the hands of the Physician Leader to target meaningful variation in patient outcomes and truly engage physicians in efforts to improve quality. Provider Profiles makes it simple to reduce clinical performance variability — with superior benchmarks, more flexible analytics, more evolved reporting capabilities, and the enhanced ability to identify physician-level disparity on critical quality measures.
Our experts can help you gain accurate insight into your current physician landscape by evaluating key physician surpluses and deficits by specialty, potential risk to hospital business due to aging medical staff, and recruitment priorities to ensure a smooth transition from retiring physicians. Our medical staff resource planning service can also help identify potential opportunities to enhance market position and support your organization's strategic plan through physician recruitment.