Physician engagement is a critical, though often overlooked, component of hospital health and culture. In fact, The Advisory Board reports that 3 in 5 physicians do not feel engaged with their current employer. Download our comprehensive infographic to get a better understanding of the physician engagement landscape and learn how to better engage your physician team.
Physician Engagement Gap
A Jackson Healthcare Physician Engagement Survey in the Spring of 2016 found large gaps between the degree to which physicians are engaged and the degree to which hospital administrators believe physicians are engaged.
41% gap – Physicians involved in clinical decision making
34% gap – Problems resolved in a fair and satisfactory manner
30% gap – Hospital treats physicians with respect
28% gap – Physicians involved in administrative policy decision making
21% gap – Physicians trust hospital leadership team
3 in 5 physicians who are employed are not engaged – Source: Advisory Board Company 2014 Medical Stagg Engagement Benchmark Report
Achieving a State of Active Engagement
Physicians are willing to make decisions in the best interest of the system without tunneled focus on their individual practice. – Source: Steve Corso, Managing Director, MSIGHT Physician Engagement
Hospital Systems actively seek to optimize the physician experience, even if cultural and organizational structures must be modified. – Source: Steve Corso, Managing Director, MSIGHT Physician Engagement
Impact on Success
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. – Source: Health Care Advisory Board
51% more inpatient referrals were given to the hospital from fully engaged physicians – Source: Gallup Study on physician engagement quoted in What Too Many Hospitals are Overlooking
3% more outpatient referrals were given to the hospital from fully engaged physicians – Source: Gallup Study on physician engagement quoted in What Too Many Hospitals are Overlooking
5 Key Drivers for Physician Engagement
- Alignment of executive team actions and clinician goals
- Open/responsiveness of organization to physician input
- The interest of physician in leadership opportunities
- Autonomy of physician in managing individual practice
- Support of organization in the economic growth and success of the physician’s individual practice
Source: Bill Heduc, June 25, 2015, Advisory Board Company, The 12 Statements that Define Your Physicians’ Engagement
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