Physician Leadership Development for a Changing Industry
The role of physicians is changing dramatically. Physicians today are being called on to help lead healthcare organizations through major changes that will impact patient care, cost, and outcomes, as well as be accountable for the business of healthcare. As clinical care becomes entwined with financial results, the chief medical officer is responsible for better results at the bedside and on the balance sheet. Because business skills are not taught in medical school, hospitals and health systems are filling the void with rigorous leadership programs that prepare doctors for this critical new path. HealthLeaders Media recently convened four C-suite executives to discuss the key factors in identifying and developing physician leaders who will be effective in helping healthcare make the leap to value-based care and population health management.