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Hospital Physician Alignment

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 10, 2017 10:08:00 AM / by EMHA Blog posted in Innovative Leadership, Hospital Administration, Physician Leadership

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It's 2017 and accountable healthcare delivery is on every healthcare executive's mind. In order for healthcare organizations to excel, it is imperative that physicians and executives maintain a supportive and productive working relationship. One without the other simply will not suffice.

In this article we discuss the historical context for the cultural differences between physicians and hospitals and how clinicians think and see their professional role. You will be able to describe characteristics of physician champions for quality care and organizational health and discuss hospital-physician interdependence in achieving quality care.

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4 Areas Healthcare Leaders Can Reduce Spending

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 15, 2017 1:52:03 PM / by EMHA Blog posted in Health Economics, Skills

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Shifting from a volume-based business model to a value-based model can require exhaustive research, meticulous planning, steadfast implementation and careful monitoring going forward. But the rewards can be a transformation that allows an organization to survive and thrive in the ever-changing world of health care.

According to a report by McKesson, based upon the pharmaceutical corporation’s survey of payers and providers and an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) readiness study, executives at top performing ACOs – where doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers team to give coordinated care to Medicare patients – strategies in four areas in particular are allowing them to reduce spending and deliver services more effectively.

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Value Based Care: 7 Best Practices Healthcare Executives Need to Know

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 7, 2017 6:45:00 AM / by EMHA Blog posted in Innovative Leadership, Transformation, Medicare, Hospital Administration

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The sea change in health care from a volume-driven business model to a value-based system has executives reassessing just about every aspect of their operations, from staffing to IT and other infrastructure, community relations and even how “success” is measured.

Getting up to speed on best practices among industry leaders, understanding the options available, and being prepared to make strategic adjustments will be critical to effective leadership as change continues to unfold in the coming years.

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Advanced Nursing Careers: Skills, Opportunities, and The Path to Success

[fa icon="calendar'] May 31, 2017 10:06:00 AM / by EMHA Blog posted in Healthcare Careers

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Nursing is a time-honored and rewarding profession with demand in the field projected to rise 16% through 2024, more than twice the average growth rate of all industries, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

But as with so many careers, the skills required, the employment landscape and the opportunities for advancement continue to evolve.

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Why Physician Executives Are the Answer to Improving Healthcare Leadership

[fa icon="calendar'] May 15, 2017 7:52:00 AM / by EMHA Blog posted in Physician Leadership

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“When an outstanding physician heads a major hospital, it signals that they have ‘walked the walk,’ and thus have earned credibility and insights into the needs of their fellow physicians,” Cleveland Clinic physician James Stoller and professor Agnes Baker, of the University of Zurich, and Amanda Goodall, of London’s Cass Business School, wrote recently in the Harvard Business Review.

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Leadership Skills for Highly Effective Hospital Boards

[fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2017 11:31:08 AM / by EMHA Blog posted in Innovative Leadership, Health Policy, Health Care Careers

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In many respects, the qualities found in a highly functional hospital governing board or a consummate healthcare board member are no different from those in other non-profit orcorporate environments.

The leadership skills, collaborative mindset, decision-making ability, passionate drive and knack for building relationships that are so fundamental to success are universal.

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USC Policy Experts Address the Future of Healthcare

[fa icon="calendar'] May 2, 2017 5:31:00 PM / by EMHA Blog posted in Health Policy, Health Economics, Population Health

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As the debate over the future of healthcare in the U.S. continues to unfold in legislative corridors, the national media and street corner coffee shops across America, the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy hosted a timely and informative discussion featuring four faculty members of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics: Dana Goldman, Neeraj Sood, Julie Zissimopoulos and Erin Trish.

The panelists said the complex issue, including the potential repeal or reform of the Affordable Care Act, will require difficult conversations involving economic and social concerns, and perhaps a fundamental change in defining health care.

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Viable approaches to a federal replacement plan - California provides model

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 17, 2017 3:07:24 PM / by EMHA Blog posted in Transformation, Health Policy, Health Economics, USC Schaeffer Center, Affordable Care Act, Federal Replacement Plan

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We are pleased to share with you an op-ed that ran this week in the Sacramento Bee, written by our Board of Councilors member Leonard Schaeffer - founding chairman and former CEO of WellPoint, (a.k.a. Anthem) and Dana Goldman - director of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, a joint Center of the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC School of Pharmacy.

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Career Profile: Health Care Analytics

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2015 8:00:00 AM / by EMHA Blog posted in Health Care Careers

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Need some analytic talent in your organization?  Want to become a data guru in one of the fastest growing sectors of the economy?  EMHA’s Health Administration Blog interviews Younes Injar, MHA Class of 2010, Data Consultant for Membership, Market and Sales Analytics (MMSA) at Kaiser Permanente Health Plan, Inc. regarding health care careers in market analysis.

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