Over the course of a year, he adds, quality will improve, and then your HM group will have “something to talk about with hospital administrators.”
Married with two children, says his experience at both the macro and micro levels of healthcare will benefit the overall system. “I actually think if we realign incentives, the system can perform better,” he says. “So I see it as an opportunity to perform a public service. But we also need front-line clinicians, including hospitalists, working to improve our healthcare system. … We need frontline providers that are measuring the quality of their care and improving it.” TH
Larry Beresford is a freelance writer based in California.