Doctor referrals is a patient leakage beast, but it doesn’t have to be

connect-post-6The ImConnect blog invited readers in its last post to take a step back from patient leakage and redefine the term. It’s not just about doctor referrals!

Even though it isn’t only about that, doctor referrals are still a top contributor to providers and doctors leaking patients. Due to a combination of misguided philosophy and a lack of quality tools, physician referrals lose hospitals (and profit other hospitals…) a significant chunk of revenue.

The good news is: doctor referrals don’t have to cause patient leakage! Check out the ImConnect blog to see why it’s such a complex problem, and how providers and doctors can practically slow the patient leakage.