Patient Transfer Center Design: Regional vs. Centralized

A transfer center acts as a hub for patient referrals between a healthcare system and all the clinics, hospitals, and physician offices in its region.

For hospital administrators, patient transfer requests present both a challenge and an opportunity. Patient transfers add revenue to the hospital and can help establish relationships with external physicians for continued referrals. In addition, transfers can assist administrators in growing service lines of interest to the enterprise, as many in-patient transfers are driven by the need for greater specialty care.

Transfer centers enhance patient care and contribute to a hospital’s financial performance. Learn how pioneering facilities nationwide are utilizing transfer centers in this whitepaper.

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