Practitioner peer review is an essential component of high-quality healthcare. But all too often, the peer review process is a compulsory exercise to meet regulatory requirements rather than gain real value.
Healthcare organizations have begun to recognize they can’t afford to spend valuable practitioner time on processes that don’t contribute to the value chain. When an organization invests in peer review, or any kind of performance improvement, it’s critical to get a return on that investment. Otherwise, the process effectively siphons off revenue earned by taking care of patients in order to revisit how to take care of patients.