Specializing in Hospitalist Program Evaluation and Management
kre consulting is dedicated to working with both existing hospitalist programs and start-ups,
in order to provide evaluation, oversight, and management. Kenneth Epstein, MD MBA has expertise with
hospitalist programs in both academic and community settings, and has worked with both hospital-owned and private practice
Dr. Epstein can work closely with hospital and practice administrators to make sure a hospitalist program meets the
medical center's goals and objectives. However, as opposed to most consultants, as a physician Ken has
a keen understanding of the hospitalists needs and desires, resulting in markedly improved recruitment and retention.
He can serve as a mentor to the physician leaders to help manage the program more effectively and efficiently, and
is able to provide this oversight and mentorship both during and after the consulting engagement. Many
physicians, although excellent clinically, have had little education or experience in management, and we can serve as a resource
to your program’s physician leadership.
kre consulting’s emphasis is in working closely with hospitalist programs to improve quality and meet the needs of the four key
constituencies: Patients, Hospital Administration, the Hospitalist Physicians, and the other key physician groups of emergency
medicine physicians, primary care physicians (PCP’s), and specialists.
An important and essential
component of hospitalist medicine is to assure a seamless transition of patient care from the PCP’s office to the hospital
and back to the PCP. Dr. Epstein will work with both the hospitalists and the outpatient physicians
to help align the needs of both groups. Ken will help implement and achieve excellence in the program’s
Transition of Care program.