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Leadership and Accountability

Creating Healthy Organizational Discipline When you hear the word Accountability, what comes to mind?  If you are like many people, the word provokes feelings of fear associated with negative consequences for failing to deliver the expected outcome.  One CEO described it as knowing “which throat to choke.” At the same time, many organizations with that [&hellip

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Productivity tips: 3 things you should stop doing

Productivity increases the overall efficiency of an organization. From our research and experience coaching healthcare executives and physicians, we understand how effective leaders often make all the difference in teams that produce sustainably great results. This is particularly important as physicians assume leadership roles in teams.  The same behaviors that make a great clinical leader [&hellip

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Leadership and high performing teams

Simple Steps to Help Create and Sustain High Performing Teams Earlier this week we had the privilege facilitate a session with a leadership team that would objectively be considered a high performing group.  It was a team that has worked together for a relatively short period of time and recently added a few new members. [&hellip

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From Dyad to Triad: Healthcare Management Integration

What are the common models for healthcare management integration?   Our industry has seen changes over the past few years, but the dyad and triad models continue to be most common. Dyad model The definition of a dyad model can vary among medical institutions, but all of the definitions are fundamentally similar:  dynamic joint leadership between [&hellip

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Essential skills to assure successful business combinations

As healthcare organizations grapple with the dramatic changes taking place on every front, one of the frequent responses is to enter into one of an array of possible business combinations with other parties. Those business combinations range from simple contracts to full mergers and acquisitions. What they have in common, though, is the desire to [&hellip

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Happy holidays from us to you

Your friends at MEDI wish you and your family a fantastic holiday season! May you experience true happiness as you celebrate the memories of 2016. Thank you for continuing to make MEDI a leader in the healthcare industry. We wish you much success in 2017!

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The path to population health

The journey to population health, by definition, is not one a health system can make on its own.  It requires redesign of payment models, integration of other parties to address clinical and non-clinical needs before and after a health care episode, changes in care delivery models and the roles and responsibilities of clinicians and others. [&hellip

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Leadership and the evolution of a team

Leadership teams go through normal, predictable and manageable stages of evolution as they come together and begin to tackle the challenges that face them.  Some stages are fun and exciting.  Other stages can be so miserable that they cause leaders to question the very journey they have undertaken. “What have I gotten myself into?”  Wise leaders [&hellip

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Worries of the health system CEO

Healthcare CEOs are facing similar issues across the country and within differently-sized organizations. What issues are keeping health system CEOs awake at night? In an August article, Becker’s Hospital Review listed ten of the top concerns, including: The extent of risk pushed to systems. Alliance efforts with best-in-class operators. A shrinking pool of acquisition candidates. [&hellip

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How do you accelerate a leader’s transition into their new role?

A leader’s ability to transition into a new role sets the tone for the organizations ability to achieve results.  Too often leaders are promoted into a new position because they did an excellent job at their old position.  For example, a physician is excellent clinically and therefore gets asked to step into Dyad or Triad [&hellip

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