A big misconception about a hospital-employed physician services model is that for it to be successful, your health system must manage its emergency medicine and hospital medicine physician practices alone – or, if that’s not working, hand it off to an outside physician management group.

There are many services and solutions available to support and strengthen our hospital-based physician practice management that don’t require giving up control, and many of which make your job as a hospital administrator undeniably easier.

Here are four of the most common challenges faced when employing emergency medicine and hospital medicine physicians, and tips to help you find the best solution for your health system.

Challenge No. 1: Recruitment & Retention

Turnover is inevitable. When it happens in the hospital setting, the pressure to quickly find outstanding candidates can exceed the manpower of your recruiting team. What options do you have for this common...