The primary focus of this book is to explore strategies that will help hospitals reshape their relationships with medical staff organizations, making the medical staff organization and its physicians a vital and involved component of the hospital. Not only will a revitalized medical staff organization help hospitals meet the needs of its physicians, but it will also help hospitals compete more effectively in the marketplace, better serve community needs, and use community resources more wisely.
This book provides characteristics and functions of the future medical staff, suggested incentives for physicians, competitive strategies for both physicians and hospitals, and techniques for building mutually beneficial relationships with medical staff organizations.
This book lays out a framework that healthcare leaders can adapt to their organizations. The author provides a step-by-step methodology for determining physician need, implementation strategies, and numerous suggestions to encourage active participation from medical staff organizations.