University of Pittsburgh

Collaborative Competition Between Physicians and Hospitals- Alignment Strategies

Presented by Hugh Greeley, Managing Director of HG Healthcare Consultants, LLC, and Chairperson of the Volunteers in Medicine Institute
March 5, 2010 - 7:00am8:30am
PAA (Pittsburgh Athletic Association)
4215 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Hugh Greeley began his healthcare career in 1973, working with the National Blue Cross Association and then with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals in Chicago. Since, Hugh has worked to advance the cause of patient care. He is widely regarded as an expert in matters pertaining to medical staff administration, hospital governance, credentialing, performance improvement, and accreditation.

Mr. Greeley is the chairperson of the Volunteers in Medicine Institute, an organization dedicated to assisting hospitals and their communities in establishing free clinics for the uninsured. He is also on the faculty of The Governance Institute; a former member of The Bureau of the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, and a member of the selection committee for the Excellence In Medicine Awards of the Foundation of the American Medical Association. He is the author of numerous publications.

Mr. Greeley will discuss physician demographics and interests that are undergoing a significant change. Regardless of national "payment reform efforts" hospitals will find it increasingly difficult to meet their missions without the direct support of mission-critical physicians. Talking points include:

Alignment of interests between physicians and hospitals in an aligned or blended delivery model is in the patient's best interest:

  • the level of quality is higher in aligned organizations
  • the cost of service delivery is lower
  • the patient value is greater

Alignment will take three forms:

  • direct employment of physicians
  • exclusive contracting for critical services
  • appointment of private physicians whose missions and actions are supportive

Briefings are available without charge to participants thanks to HPI's funders.


Registration is required for this event.
Phone: 412.624.3608
Fax: 412.624.7747

CLE Information

Cost for CLE Credit: $25
Pre-Registration Required. Call 412-624-3608, Email or go to

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for One (1.0) Hour of Substantive credit. 

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