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A Hospitalist is a specialist in internal medicine who coordinates complete care for patients in the hospital. The need for hospitalists is great because without them many non-critical hospital inpatients would receive limited and rushed care by doctors whose primary responsibility is running an off-site private practice. Conversely, the hospitalist´s primary responsibility is to treat hospitalized patients with quality care around the clock. By incorporating hospitalists in their staffing models, hospitals can dramatically improve patient length of stay, quality of care and patient satisfaction.
Divisional Director (DD)
Apogee programs are divided into regional divisions. Each division is headed by a Divisional Director who oversees the Program Directors and programs within their region. DDs report to the Chief of Clinical Operations.
Program Director (PD)
Each Apogee program is headed by a Program Director. The Program Director is the lead physician and immediate supervisor for all Apogee personnel at that site and is responsible for the program performance. PDs report to a DD.
Managing Patient Information Coordinator (MPIC)
Each regional division is assigned an MPIC who oversees the PICs within their region. MPICs play a substantial role in a program implementation process by laying the administrative ground work for a new program. MPICs report to the Director of Non-Clinical Operations.
Patient Information Coordinator (PIC)
The Patient Information Coordinator acts as a non-clinical liaison between the physicians, patients, hospital staff and Apogee’s home office. The goal of this position is to free our doctors up to treat patients. Therefore, they handle everything from an administrative standpoint; entering the doctor’s billing, creating a rounding list, conducting non-clinical patient visits, placing patient satisfaction calls to patients discharged home and completing all data entry and document processing. The PIC is the glue that holds the Apogee physician team together by ensuring they have everything they need to provide our patients with the best possible care. PICs report to an MPIC.
Information Capture Engine (ICE)
ICE is a state-of-the art medical information capture engine utilized at every Apogee program nationwide. ICE is proprietary software created in house and customized to meet the specific needs of Apogee. It holds a large database of patient demographics, insurance information and physician schedules. The PICs use this software each day to organize their workflow and keep them accountable to their pending actions. ICE pulls together key information to generate valuable reporting and metrics about each program’s performance.
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