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:
- Physician and hospital leaders who are united.
- An interdisciplinary structure that supports collaborative decision-making.
- Clinical physician and hospital leadership present at all levels of the health system.
- A partnership built on trust.
- Open and transparent sharing of clinical and business information.
- 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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December 19, 2016