Executive Health Administration

Intermountain Healthcare: A Volume to Value Success Story

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 22, 2017 8:10:00 AM / by Frank Farrar posted in Innovative Leadership, Physician Leadership

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While healthcare reform remains a topic of debate for the foreseeable future, the industry transformation from fee-for-service to alternative payment methods (APMs) continues to gain ground. Stories of organizations successfully evolving from a volume-based to a value-based model, though, are still rare enough to stand out as notable achievements.

As reported by the National Academy of Medicine, most Americans will probably be affected in the near or not-too-distant future by the emergence of accountable care organizations (ACOs) or other providers reflecting the expansion of care covered by APMs. But despite the promise and enthusiasm surrounding the changeover, “most participants in Medicare’s major APMs have not yet realized large savings…. Early APM results suggest that improving quality does not generally lead to better financial performance.”

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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 healthcare 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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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, Healthcare 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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7 Lessons of Servant Leadership

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 16, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership

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“The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.” Robert Greenleaf.

Refined by Greenleaf in the 1970’s servant leadership came to be a widely respected and utilized style that is defined by a leader’s:

  1. Care for others
  2. Ability to set an example
  3. Commitment to uphold ethics
  4. Drive to support others to success
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Determining Your Healthcare Leadership Style

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 4, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership

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Self awareness is an important part of leadership success. As a practicing or aspiring healthcare leader it's helpful to understand your leadership style. We've created a quiz full of fun and creative questions to help you find out your style.

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7 Keys to Hospital Leaders' Success

[fa icon="calendar'] May 20, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership, Transformation

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Legendary Leadership Playbook: 6 Tactics

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 29, 2016 8:15:55 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership, Transformation

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As Dr. Sample pointed out in the previous post, it’s easy for healthcare administrators to get bogged down in the day to day minutia of running a hospital, medical device company, consulting firm, or long term care facility. His 70/30 rule, that leaders will spend 70% of their time on routine and sometimes inconsequential matters and 30% on important initiatives, means great administrators know how to make the most of that 30%. Truly incredible leaders will realize immense gains by focusing some of that 30% of their time on personnel issues.

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6 Ways Contrarian Leaders Think Differently

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 24, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership

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Steven B. Sample, USC's 10th president, led the university from 1991 to 2010. (Photo/Philip Channing)

 

Is leadership an art or a science, or a combination of the two? What scholars believe about this dichotomy is one of the main distinctions between leadership experts. Dr. Steven Sample, USC’s former president, was also a respected author of leadership literature. His book, The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership, is a distillation of his decades as a university president, director of corporate boards, civic leader, inventor and professor.  His contrarian leadership style not only questions adages and aphorisms but even the foundation of leadership scholarship. In his book he stated: “One must always keep in mind that leadership is an art, not a science. In this sense, leadership is more akin to music, painting and poetry than it is to more routinized endeavors.”

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Price master’s students examine the ‘Art of Leadership’

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 16, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Matthew Kredell posted in Innovative Leadership

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USC Thornton Professor Ron McCurdy, center, leads a jazz trio during a Price EML class. (Photo by David Giannamore) 
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Art is meant to be felt and experienced, a visceral stimulation of the senses that generates personal reflection. But there’s also a lot that can be learned about leadership from the dynamics of how art comes together. 

The Executive Master of Leadership (EML) program at the USC Price School of Public Policy explored the creative side of leadership in January with a two-and-a half-day examination of art and leadership. The Friday afternoon session focused on lessons to be drawn from musical performances.

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Metamodern Leaders: 21st Century Avant-Garde

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2016 7:30:00 AM / by Anna Montgomery, MPA posted in Innovative Leadership

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Innovation in technology is visible in our everyday lives but innovation in leadership isn’t always easy to find.

To innovate, a leadership style based in a new philosophy is needed. This new philosophy is found at the end of a progression from modernism through postmodernism to metamodernism.

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