AMA, AHA Principles Guide Successful Physician-Hospital Relationships

Implementing health care delivery and payment reforms isn't easy. A recent American Medical Association study with RAND Corporation points to the need for collaboration among physician and hospital leadership in an ever-changing health care environment. 

The new Principles of Integrated Leadership for Hospitals and Health Systems (AMA log-in required) from AMA and the American Hospital Association can help physicians "bring clinical skills and business insights together at the leadership level to foster more collaborative and cohesive decision-making at hospitals and health systems," according to the June 3 edition of AMA Wire

AMA lists six principles of success for integrated leadership between hospitals and physicians: 

  1. Physician and hospital leaders who are united.
  2. An interdisciplinary structure that supports collaborative decision-making. 
  3. Clinical physician and hospital leadership present at all levels of the health system. 
  4. A partnership built on trust. 
  5. Open and transparent sharing of clinical and business information. 
  6. A clinical information system infrastructure that is useful.  

TMA provides education and services to help employed physicians, including the publications Employment Contracts for Physicians: The Comprehensive Guide, Second Edition and Business Basics for Physicians, as well as the on-demand webinar Business Boot Camp: Take Charge of Your Finances.

For additional resources, visit the TMA Employed Physicians Resource Center

Action, June 15, 2015

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