Renegotiating Healthcare Relationships

This is from an article that appeared today on Becker’s Hospital Review:

How should bundled payments work? Who should be reporting to whom? Is evidence-based medicine the best way to reduce variation? Will EHRs limit physician decision-making? On occasion, this could lead to tension-producing arguments and unwanted conflicts.

However, there is one “given” within this evolving system with which many would agree: Professional relationships need to be renegotiated. Hospitals and physicians can no longer consider themselves to be completely autonomous beings — they both need each other to coordinate care and, eventually, handle reimbursements.

Barry Dorn, MD, associate director of the Program on Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Eric McNulty, senior editorial associate of the same program, are co-authors of the book, Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration, along with their colleague, Leonard Marcus, PhD. They explain there are two areas, among many, within hospitals and health systems where significant conflicts are arising — new business models and the elevated use of analytics — but hospital leaders can resolve those conflicts through the right collaborative approaches and strategies with physicians.

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