Understanding the key trends affecting physicians and hospitals is critical to finding solutions. This leading healthcare industry study covering 2016 physician trends includes insights and “vital statistics” on topics ranging from physician engagement, trends in telemedicine, regulatory impact, compensation and reimbursement and more.Jackson-Healthcare-2016-Physician-Trends
2016 Physician Trends
Topics we will cover.
- Physician Engagement
- Physician Networking
- Supply and Demand
- Regulatory Impact
- Compensation and Reimbursement
- Outlook and Satisfaction
- Practice Environment
Creating system-wide physician alignment is one of the most challenging initiatives for hospital executives, and one of the most crucial to success on a wide range of cost, quality and experience initiatives.
51% more inpatient referrals were given to the hospital from fully engaged physicians
3% more outpatient referrals were given to the hospital from fully engaged physicians
“Among the lessons administrators learned in acquiring and divesting of medical practices during the 1990s is that from a business standpoint, the only similarity between a hospital and a physician practice is that they both have patients.” – Randy Baumann, Delta Healthcare
61% of physicians scanned social media for medical information at least weekly
46% contributed information to social media on at least a weekly basis
31% of healthcare professionals use social media for professional networking
AMA membership has fallen from a high of 70% of U.S. doctors in the 1950s to 15% in 2011.
Global telemedicine market is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of 14.3%
During the 2015 legislative session, more than 200 pieces of telemedicine-related legislation were introduced in 42 states
Currently, 29 states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws requiring that health plans cover telemedicine services
64% of Americans are willing to have doctor visits via video telehealth
Supply and Demand
The American Association of Medical Colleges projects a shortfall of physicians between 46,100 and 90,400 by 2025
72% of physicians believe there is a physician shortage
Primary care physicians in rural areas are older and nearing retirement
“As physicians retire, local health systems struggle to replace their core medical staff.” – Randy Gott, SVP with The Advisory Board Company
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