Executive Health Administration

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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7 Tips for Productive Working Relationships in Healthcare

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by David Brown posted in Innovative Leadership, Physician Leadership

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I am fortunate to have mostly very positive relationships at work.  As I reflect on what some of the most successful tactics I have used to cultivate positive productive relationships in the workplace, I recognize some things that I typically do that may account for this positivity.  

I don't know that I would consider these tactics per se, but probably more reflective of my personality make up.

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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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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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