Facing the issue of faceless healthcare
The current trend of data-driven healthcare is harming both physicians and patients. What once was a profession defined by the warmth of a personal touch and a deep sense of trust, is now an impersonal experience that’s more concerned about the best interests of healthcare systems and insurers. The result is a growing distrust among patients with the healthcare experience, which is depriving physicians of the rewards of a fulfilling career.
Is healthcare in terminal condition or is there a way to revive and survive? Examine the state of healthcare today, then discover the road to recovery to help you, your practice, and your patients.
Healthcare needs urgent attention
The diagnosis is clear: healthcare is falling prey to data-driven trends and depersonalization—and it’s failing both you and your patients. Its downfall has led to the decline of the trust, connection, and confidence that have always been vital to the physician-patient relationship. Patients are irritated by not getting more time and personal attention and are instead receiving higher bills and complications. As a physician, you could likely be tired and worn out from working longer hours simply to make ends meet, not to mention the need for non-stop paperwork that robs you of time with patients and family. Today, the practice of medicine is far from perfect.
Symptoms of a lack of trust
In healthcare, trust is a must. While physicians were once seen as the most trusted and respected professionals, that status is now suffering as patients have lost patience with the decline of primary care, leading to a loss of trust in physicians. Patients aren’t the only ones feeling the pain. Other physicians share the frustration with healthcare systems that care more about profits than people, which leaves you to be the messenger of misery when insurers won’t pay for procedures or hospitals raise their rates.
According to a recent article in Medical Economics, the lack of trust between patients and physicians is resulting in:
- Physician burnout
- Corrosive physician-patient interactions
- Lower patient compliance
- Worsening outcomes
Signs of life and hope
New industry data regarding the lack of trust between physicians and patients reveals that there is a way back from the brink. According to the Deloitte 2020 Survey of U.S. Health Care Consumers, patients feel that a trusted physician relationship is the most important part of the healthcare experience. The survey goes on to reveal that reviving the physician-patient relationship demands addressing the root cause of the distrust that is felt toward healthcare today. Addressing this urgent issue would rebuild the physician-patient relationship, as well as contribute to everyone’s health and happiness.
The cure for the common healthcare experience
It’s time to heal the physician-patient relationship. The remedy? It all comes down to time. Patients want more time with physicians during visits devoted to their personal care, along with less time waiting for appointments and responses. You want more time to practice medicine the way you choose, a greater work-life balance with more financial fulfillment, and less time dealing with paperwork and overscheduled days. It’s time to give you and your patients more of what you want. That’s why it’s time for you to consider the personalized, membership-based model from SignatureMD.
The road to recovery
SignatureMD’s personalized medicine model is a healthier way to practice medicine. This model of concierge care isn’t like the many rigid, full-conversion models from other partners that want you to work for them. Instead, SignatureMD creates personalized concierge care programs to meet the needs of your practice and your patients. Its segmented model gives you the freedom and flexibility to provide more focused care to a smaller group of concierge members, without giving up the revenue from your existing patients. Physicians who integrated SignatureMD’s personalized care model into their practices in 2021 added, on average, over $400,000 in membership revenue. Plus, SignatureMD makes conversion painless with a streamlined process designed to ensure a successful experience.
Healthcare that treats you and your patients well
SignatureMD not only benefits patients by giving them more time to build stronger relationships with you, but also benefits you in a number of ways, including:
- Dramatically reducing your working hours
- Eliminating the need for overpacked schedules simply to make ends meet
- Giving you the freedom to practice medicine the way you want
- Providing the flexibility to retain your existing patients, while adding a new revenue stream from concierge members
- Helping you achieve greater professional and financial satisfaction
- Having a trusted partner to take care of the day-to-day administrative burdens of running a practice
- Treating you to more time to enjoy family and personal interests
- Giving you more quality time to spend with fewer patients
- Allowing you to restore trust and relationships with patients
- Improving your quality of life both inside and outside your practice
Isn’t it time to get back to practicing medicine the way it was meant to be practiced? Then it’s time to build a partnership with SignatureMD and discover how a personalized medicine model can make practicing medicine a pleasure again.
SignatureMD is one of the nation’s largest firms providing initial conversion and ongoing support services to concierge medicine physicians. SignatureMD currently partners with over 200 affiliated primary care physicians and specialists across 35 states, and its network is rapidly expanding.