Healthcare transformation will have a significant impact on future medical staffing needs. This means you need to think differently when it comes to medical staff planning — and when choosing a healthcare consulting firm.
Ascendient’s research shows that while primary care visits will soar by more than 80 percent over the next decade, far fewer primary care physicians will be needed than one would predict using traditional methods and assumptions. That’s because emerging technological, regulatory, and reimbursement forces are completely rewriting the laws of physician supply and demand as we’ve known them.
Given the stakes involved, you simply can’t afford to make your medical staff plans based on outdated and inaccurate physician-to-population ratios.
At Ascendient, our proprietary, visit-driven model takes into account patient and physician perspectives, offering a much more nuanced and accurate assessment of your likely future medical staff needs. We have the experience and proven processes in place to adjust for factors such as overlapping service areas, multi-hospital systems with shared or segregated medical staffs, metropolitan dynamics, and the impact of teaching hospitals and academic medical centers.
Our healthcare provider consulting and medical staff planning approaches include multiple modules that can be customized to your specific requirements, from a simple Stark-compliant Community Needs Assessment to a more complex Strategic Needs Assessment designed to optimize staffing for specific strategic growth targets. Additionally, we’ve developed interactive, user-friendly healthcare staffing tools so physicians and hospital administrators can easily make continuing adjustments and refinements after the initial planning process is done.