Today’s Operating Environment and Labor Cost Solutions
The Rapidly Unfolding Patient Care Paradigm Shift
The Video above describes powerful steps the hospital can take to immediately to reduce today’s operating costs. However, the need to reposition the hospital for continued success in the rapidly-developing future is even more important.
Direct Primary Care is revolutionizing patient care. It improves quality while dramatically reducing costs by removing the “middle man” (i.e. third party payers) from the relationship between patient and physician. It has the potential to restore vital locally-based primary patient care at a much lower cost to communities that have lost their hospitals and physicians as a result of reimbursement-driven consolidations and closures.
These recent developments help drive home the speed and scope of change.
- The recently announced strategic partnership of Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase.
- The move to the direct care model by GE, Boeing, Lowe’s, Wal-mart, McKesson and JetBlue Airways.
- The explosive growth of primary care minute clinics in CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, super markets, and other non-traditional retail outlets.
Other very powerful direct care models exist and can be replicated. Consider the market place power of the Surgery Center of Oklahoma.
To discuss how your hospital or community can move into this emerging new patient care environment, call us at (816) 587-2120 for a no-obligation initial review of options.