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Why You Should Care About Provider Fit

June 25, 2021

Why You Should Care About Provider Fit

You can view and download the complete infographic here. For a quicker take on why you should care about provider fit within your organization and how to improve it, keep reading.

Bad provider fit impacts the quality of care in healthcare organizations across the country

Many clinics, behavioral health organizations, and hospital systems are plagued by behavioral health providers who don’t provide high-quality services to their patients, create tensions within treatment teams, and negatively impact the reputation of their healthcare organizations. However, due to the national shortage of psychiatrists, many organizations feel like they don’t have any other options except to continually lower their standards to ensure they have a provider working for them.

These organizations are being held hostage by bad providers.

Good provider fit means more than just having “qualified” providers

You should love and be excited about any provider you hire. Look for providers who are:

  • Experienced
  • Kind
  • Patient
  • Flexible
  • Mission-Driven
  • Well-Regarded

The benefits of good provider fit trickle down to all aspects of your organization, including your clinic, treatment team, and patients.

Actionable steps you can take to improve provider fit

  • Don’t settle
  • Develop your standard – and stick to them
  • Loop in your team
  • Leave no stone unturned
  • Don’t limit yourself by your clinic’s location

Iris Telehealth is a leading provider of telepsychiatry services for community mental health centers, community health centers, hospitals, & health systems across the U.S.

We strive to deliver clinically-sound and financially-sustainable telepsychiatry in order to help our partners meet their behavioral health goals and save their communities. If you’re interested in learning more about how we screen clinicians, reach out to us in the form below!

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