With growing competitive pressures, valuable innovation opportunities, and dramatically different payment models, health systems are continually striving to achieve optimal hospital/physician alignment. Alignment initiatives rarely stick, however, in part because hospitals have traditionally treated physician alignment programs in isolation, executed discretely rather than in a comprehensive, enterprise-wide manner. This presents the risk of localized alignment initiatives achieving a desired outcome (e.g., operational efficiency) but producing unintended consequences (e.g., undermining clinical quality).
This lack of alignment “stickiness” also reflects the inherently human nature of the process. Structure alone does not equal alignment. It is achieved through countless decisions, relationships, conversation and behaviors. Korn Ferry Health has the experience, tools and capabilities to process this data, focus organizational strategy and address the fundamental talent barriers to achieving hospital/physician alignment. Our data, science, experience and healthcare expertise help organizations identify future leaders who meet and further strategic and organizational goals, and build structures and solutions that drive – and sustain -- enterprisewide hospital/physician alignment.