About Emily Lopez

Emily joined ECG’s Healthcare practice in 2010. She has extensive experience with physician/hospital alignment analysis and planning, financial impact analysis, and compensation plan development. Her experience and educational background in finance and physician/hospital alignment provide the analytical and organizational management skills to assist organizations in navigating a reformed healthcare market. Emily has a master of business administration degree with concentrations in healthcare management, strategy, and finance from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and a bachelor of arts degree in the history of science and medicine from Yale University.

To Acquire or Not to Acquire: A Continuing Conversation

On February 11, ECG hosted a webinar titled “To Acquire or Not to Acquire That Physician Practice:  An Assessment Framework to Drive Smart, Strategic Decisions.” Presenters Sean Hartzell, a Senior Manager with ECG, and Alex Ogburn, Vice President of Ambulatory Services with Saint Francis Healthcare System, explored the structured process organizations can undertake to evaluate the strategic and financial implications of potential practice acquisitions. Continue reading

Circumventing the PCP Shortage

The warnings have been pretty clear – demand for primary care physicians (PCPs) dwarfs supply, and will do so increasingly into the next decade. Further, the physician deficit comes at a time when primary care is playing a much bigger role in population health management and more people are gaining access to health coverage. Clearly, this presents significant implications for health systems seeking to enhance their primary care networks. So what’s the solution? Here are five strategies systems are employing to circumvent the PCP shortage. Continue reading