Physician Leadership Archive

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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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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The MACRA proposed rule

The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act, known as MACRA, is a proposed rule issued in April 2016 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). According to information from the AMA, the MACRA rule creates 2 different payment pathways for physicians—alternative payment models (APMs) and the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Is this [&hellip

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Creating a Powerful, Positive Impression… the Intentional Leader

We make major decisions about others at lightning speed… and them about us. In fact, we’ve read that people create 11 impressions in the first seven seconds of an encounter. The moment you meet someone – a new boss or colleague, a patient, etc. – his or her brain quickly goes to work sizing you [&hellip

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Can you afford to be wrong about your next physician leader?

Where will you find your next physician leader? Every week, MEDI talks to colleagues who are trying to recruit experienced physician leaders to fill strategic roles, but finding them hard to find and never knowing if the one they select will really “fit”. The cost of failure is far too high. As the leading leadership [&hellip

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Transforming Governance: How do you know yours needs to be transformed?

Question: Is your governance model operating at optimal performance – or not? With the rapid changes in healthcare, Boards are having a difficult time shifting the way that they operate to be as effective as they need to be. Often we get asked, “How do we know our Board is effective enough to lead in [&hellip

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Holiday greetings from your physician leadership experts

Your friends at MEDI wish you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season! May this Season bring you joy and peace as you celebrate the gifts of 2015 and bring in the new year. Thank you for continuing to make MEDI a leader in the healthcare industry by helping executives and physicians become the best [&hellip

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Are you ready for the Mandatory Comprehensive Care Joint Replacement Bundled Payment Program?

The April 1, 2016 Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Medicare regulation is just a few months away. CMS finalized the bundled pricing initiative for hip and knee replacements last month. Approximately 800 hospitals are required to participate in the CJR model. According to CMS.gov, “The CJR model holds participant hospitals financially accountable for the [&hellip

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