From a major push for the improvement of quality of care provided via shifts in payments made to physicians to the rise of physician burnout, healthcare is facing some unique challenges affecting hospitals and health systems throughout the U.S.
Addressing these areas within the continuum of care may be easier said than done. And due to the country’s physician shortage, administrative staff members at healthcare facilities are now looking to new ways to keep their personnel engaged in healthy lifestyles.
While digital health is also drastically transforming care, it may be particularly difficult to adapt to the changes it presents as using electronic health records is too burdensome for some physicians and telemedicine, which provides new treatment options, is facing financial and regulatory barriers. But with the right tools and approaches, tackling these challenges can be made a much easier process.
The Cleveland Clinic has managed to tackle the aforementioned issues and it was ranked the #2 best hospital in the U.S. earlier this year. The medical center’s Chief of Staff Dr. Brian Donley shared some of the clinic’s strategies and success factors in a recent interview with Healthcare Dive. Here’s what he had to say.