Physician Leadership: The Implications for a Transformed Delivery System

With health care delivery on a fast pace toward transformation, strong partnerships Physician Leadership Education Report coverbetween physicians and hospitals are more essential than ever. Strong environmental forces are pushing the separate clinical and operational management models of today’s hospitals to find new ways to collaborate and create a clinical management structure that addresses the efficient use of scarce resources while maintaining strong clinical quality and patient focus. As integration continues, physicians are being called upon to bring their expertise to bear on the management of the clinical enterprise in collaboration with other hospital leaders.

The American Hospital Association’s Physician Leadership Forum (PLF) together with the American College of Physician Executives held a half-day session in July 2013 to better understand the changing landscape and the leadership competencies physicians will need to be effective partners with hospitals and health systems and move toward a more accountable and efficient health delivery system.

The PLF, as part of its focus to foster strong physician-hospital relations, has sought to identify and encourage leadership development opportunities for physicians. To that end, this report published by the PLF highlights the case for developing physician leaders, identifies characteristics to consider for leadership education programs, and concludes with the proceedings from the PLF’s educational summit in conjunction with the American College of Physician Executives, Physician Leadership: The Implications for a Transformed Delivery System.

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Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit • San Diego, CA


11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
Join your colleagues for a networking lunch prior to the session.
12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Welcome and Setting the Stage
John R. Combes, MD, Senior Vice President, American Hospital Association (AHA)
Dr. Combes will set the stage for the program, which has been designed to explore the leadership competencies physicians will need in a transformed delivery system.
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Physician Leadership (click for PPT presentation)
Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, FCCM, Chief Executive Officer, American College of Physician Executives
A transformed delivery system must support physician integration through collaborative organizational structures and cultures. So how do you teach physicians the strategic skills necessary to help lead a transformed organization? Dr. Angood will review the competencies required, and the education and training opportunities being developed.
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Physician as Hospital Partner: What the Field Needs (click for PPT presentation)
Ana Pujols McKee, MD, Chief Medical Officer, The Joint Commission
Hear from Dr. McKee as she shares her perspective on the skills physicians in hospital leadership roles need today, and those skills they will need in the future to move the health care delivery system forward.
2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Sharing Leadership Education – Successful Modes and Methods
(click the presenter names for PPT presentations)
Hear from experienced health care leaders who have recognized the need for increased physician expertise in leadership and management. Learn how these diverse physician leadership education programs succeeded. Models range from system-wide programs, association-led initiatives, boot camps and hospital-centered multi-year programs.

  • Trish Anen, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, Vice President, Clinical Services, Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, Chicago, IL
  • Donald E. Casey, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, FAHA, Vice President and Medical Director, Clinically Integrated Network, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City, NY
  • Alan S. Kaplan, MD, MMM, CPE, FACHE, FACPE, Vice President/Chief Clinical Officer, UnityPoint Health, Des Moines, IA
  • Morris H. Seligman, MD, CPA, MBA, FACHE, FACP, CPE, Chief Medical Officer, Mountain States Health Alliance, Johnson City, TN
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. Next Steps to Move Forward
Engage in a facilitated dialogue with the day’s experts to delve deeper on specific questions and share your own learning and experiences. Drs. Angood and McKee will also share details about an exciting new collaboration: the CMO boot camp. Moderated by Dr. Combes.
5:15 – 6:15 p.m. Networking Reception


Continuing Medical Education Credits

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Joint Commission Resources and the American Hospital Association. Joint Commission Resources is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Joint Commission Resources is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Joint Commission Resources takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of the CME activity. Joint Commission Resources designates this educational activity for 4.5 contact hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.