Midweek Assignment: Hospital-Physician Relationship
The roles and responsibilities of physicians are changing. Physicians were once the sole determinants of hospital admissions. Now, those admissions are controlled by a prospective payment system that monitors the length of stays and the costs of resources used for each diagnosis. This scrutiny has placed additional stressors on the hospital-physician relationship leading to some hospitals and physicians being in competition with each other rather than working in alignment.
Review the following journal article:
Lovrien, K., & Peterson, L. (2011). Hospital-physician alignment making the relationship work. Healthcare Financial Management, 65(12), 72–78. (EBSCO AN: 69683043).
Using the readings for this week and the Internet, create a 12–15-slide PowerPoint presentation with a minimum of three credible references that includes separate title and reference slides. Cover the following:
- Illustrate the changing hospital-physician relationship.
- Describe the previous responsibilities of both the hospital and the physician in the hospital-physician relationship.
- Explain the factors creating the need for a change in this relationship.
- Recommend strategies to maintain a healthy working relationship between physicians and hospitals to provide cost-efficient and patient-focused care.
Support your statements with scholarly references and appropriate examples.