Redesigning Physician Productivity to Address Workforce Shortages, Financial Pressures

Hospitals have been struggling with labor productivity for years1 and hospitalists specifically have seen very little increase in productivity during the previous decade.2 As healthcare organizations are continually strained with rising labor costs, high interest rates,3 and workforce shortages that are projected to become worse,4 it’s more critical than ever for hospital leaders to drive productivity increases by supporting frontline clinicians with the right resources, technologies and experience.

To address those challenges, TeamHealth embarked on a productivity redesign initiative in 2018 and ultimately built a ‘Hospital Medicine Productivity Program’ consisting of a calculator, analytics, a dashboard, coaches, a productivity toolkit with best practices, and Ingenious Med technologies for maximizing revenue.

“We wanted to make changes that were based on data,” says Rohit Uppal, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Hospitalist Services, Team Health. Suzanne Powell, Vice President, Performance Improvement, TeamHealth: “We are leveraging historical data and experience to predict future results.”

Read the case study, How TeamHealth Built a ‘Hospital Medicine Productivity Program’ to Drive Efficiencies with Ingenious Med’s Help, to learn about how TeamHealth:

  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced readmissions
  • Shortened length of stay
  • Improved HCAHPS scores
  • Increased proportion of discharge by 11 a.m.

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1 Private Community Hospitals Labor Productivity. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

2 Reflections on 10 years of hospitalist productivity. Society of Hospital Medicine

3 2024 Outlook for Healthcare, Deloitte

4 Projecting Workforce Supply and Demand. U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration