Health Provider Services Organization (HPSO)
Health Provider Services Organization of the South Shore is a not-for-profit organization that aligns the interests of our community, our physicians and our hospital to improve and expand health care access, quality, availability and efficiency.
HPSO is a subsidiary of South Shore Health and Educational Corporation. It is governed by a Board of five Medical Staff-elected physicians and four Hospital-appointed administrators, supported by an executive director. HPSO represents the entirety of South Shore Hospital’s Medical Staff members and is not predisposed to any one particular type of physician or practice model.
HPSO is focused on three priorities to more fully engage and align South Shore Hospital Medical Staff members in building a System of Care:
South Shore Clinical Integration Network is a dynamic group of physicians and other care providers who represent South Shore Hospital’s broad Medical Staff. The Network’s purpose is to strengthen clinical processes, communication and coordination to improve quality, efficiency and the patient care experience. The Network’s Clinical Integration Governance Council and Clinical Programs Task Force comprise representatives from our region’s primary care practices, as well as key specialty physicians. The Network’s 30 physician and administrative leaders meet regularly in pursuit of a common goal – to demonstrate how the consistent adoption of agreed-upon clinical protocols can positively impact both patients and providers.
Professional Leadership Development Series: Today’s physicians and advance practice clinicians are expected to be effective strategic thinkers, problem solvers and team builders. HPSO is committed to helping South Shore Hospital’s Medical Staff members build their leadership skills to successfully navigate changes in health care delivery and payments. HPSO has initiated the Professional Leadership Development Series to provide monthly 60-miute learning sessions on topics of interest to Medical Staff members and other interested health care professionals. HPSO also is working with The Advisory Board to offer a two-year leadership development program to interested and eligible Medical Staff members.
Strategic Planning. HPSO plays a key role in the development of strategic initiatives to standardize clinical care, use data and information technology to drive quality and safety, manage population health and cultivate the next generation of physician leaders.