Governance of Physician Organizations
To understand how the governance of physician-led organizations is different, and similar, to that of health care systems, the AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance and Physician Leadership Forum, with generous support from Hospira Inc., undertook a study to examine governance structures and functions in a diverse set of physician organizations—entities designed to engage physicians in the leadership, governance and decision-making of the clinical care enterprise. The resulting report, The Blue Ribbon Panel on Governance of Physician Organizations, examines how physician organizations govern themselves, how they come together as groups and how they impart the discipline and get the outcomes they need to be successful.
The study aimed to understand what governance practices currently exist among physician groups. Thirty-one physician leaders, executives and board members of six organizations were interviewed and shared their insights. The organizations studied included: Advocate Physician Partners, Downers Grove, Ill.; Billings Clinic, Billings, Mont., East Bay Physicians Medical Group, Lafayette, Calif.; Hill Physicians Medical Group, San Ramon, Calif.; Hospital Sisters Medical Group, Springfield, Ill; and Memorial Hermann Physician Network (MHMD), Houston.
In follow up to the report, the AHA convened an educational session to share highlights of the study and provide an in-depth examination from three leading-edge case studies.
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Governance of Physician Organizations
Saturday, July 25, 2015 • 11:30 am – 5:00 pm
Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit • San Francisco, CA
The transformation of health care toward more integrated and accountable delivery systems has brought physicians and hospitals together as collaborators in ever increasing numbers. With this shift has come a need to rethink and engage physician leaders in new roles, including governance.
To understand how the governance of physician-led organizations is different, and similar, to that of health care systems, the AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance and Physician Leadership Forum, with generous support from Hospira, Inc., undertook a study to examine governance structures and functions in a diverse set of physician organizations—entities designed to engage physicians in the leadership, governance and decision-making of the clinical care enterprise. The study is among the first to explore this work from the perspective of physicians, including the issues and challenges they face in the evolution of physician involvement in governance and leadership. To learn more and download the Report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Governance of Physician Organizations, click here »
Join us in San Francisco to hear the highlights of the study, including case study presentations from three leading-edge physician organizations. The program is structured to encourage networking and exchange of ideas among participants.
This session is brought to you through collaboration between the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Physician Leadership Forum and the Center for Healthcare Governance.
|11:30 am – 12:30 pm||Lunch
Join your colleagues for a networking lunch prior to the session.
|12:30 – 1:15||Welcome and Setting the Stage
John R. Combes, MD, CMO and Senior Vice President, American Hospital Association, Chicago, IL
Dr. Combes will set the stage for the afternoon's program and share the findings of the Blue Ribbon Panel report.
|1:15 – 2:15||Keynote: Governance Models in a Transforming Delivery System
JoAnn McNutt, PhD, Nygren Consulting, Danville, CA
Dr. McNutt will share key themes in the overall transformation of governance models and the need for strong physician organization governance.
|2:15 – 2:30||Break|
|2:30 – 4:30||Three Perspectives: Physician Organization Governance
D. Keith Fernandez, MD, President, Memorial Hermann Physician Network, Houston, TX
J. Scott Millikan, MD, Chair, Board of Directors, Billings Clinic, Billings, MT
Samuel Santoro, DO, President and CEO, East Bay Physicians Medical Group, Lafayette, CA
Physician organizations' strong focus on doing what's best for patients and communities is positioning them as significant drviers of improved quality and financial performance, and architects of the evolving care delivery system.
|4:30 – 5:00||Closing Comments
Dr. Combes will review the learnings of the program and conclude the day's events.
|5:00 – 6:00||Networking Reception|
Continuing Education Credits
This activity has been planned and implemented through the joint sponsorship of Joint Commission Resources and the American Hospital Association. The Joint Commission is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. For this program, only ACCME and ANCC credit is being provide. Joint Commission Resources is authorized to award the listed hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification. Joint Commission Resources is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 6381 for the listed contact hours.
The Joint Commission takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this educational activity. Joint Commission Resources designates this educational activity for 4.25 contact hours of ACCME, ANCC or ACHE credit. Clinicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. For full details, please visit www.ahaphysicianforum.org/CE.