Should you outsource your OB hospitalist program?
Many hospital leaders appreciate the importance of a 24/7 OB hospitalist program to improve quality of care, support the medical staff and drive volume growth. However, the hard decision really comes down to whether to do-it-yourself or outsource.
If you are considering an OB hospitalist program, there are many important aspects to consider. We’re happy to share our perspective on the pros and cons of outsourcing versus developing your own in-house program.
Contact us to learn how Ob Hospitalist Group (OBHG) is building strong, successful OB hospitalist programs across the U.S.
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Building an OB hospitalist program with OBHG
When you invest in a comprehensive OB hospitalist program from OBHG, OB clinicians and support staff are at the forefront to improve patient safety, mitigate the challenging workforce issues facing OB/GYNs today, reduce maternal mortality and improve outcomes.
Although initial costs of an outsourced program may be higher, revenue-generating opportunities continue to increase throughout the program and hidden costs of running your own program can further impact the comparative analysis.
OBHG’s comprehensive programs include complete operational management including:
Building your own OB hospitalist program
There are many factors to account for when considering whether or not to develop and self-manage your OB hospitalist program, such as:
- Recruiting physicians
- Purchasing malpractice insurance
- Assuming all malpractice liability risk
- Accounting for premium labor costs
- Assuming financial risk
- Managing physician burnout
- Overseeing physician management and training
- Managing professional fee billing, coding and compliance
- Undertaking the administrative burden of filling shifts
Additionally, you should consider the importance of driving strategic clinical, operational or financial objectives and the additional complexity of incorporating:
- Strong clinical program leadership
- Data reporting, benchmarking and analysis
- Clinical management and process standardization
- Development and implementation of best practices and protocols
- Volume and throughput optimization
- Financial analysis and benchmarking
- Private practice engagement
Let OBHG shoulder the burden
As the largest and only dedicated OB hospitalist provider in the U.S., OBHG has proven ability to drive better outcomes for our hospital partners while supporting and accomplishing their strategic goals on labor and delivery. Contact us to learn more about our comprehensive OB hospitalist programs.