A New PhysiciansLeading.com Blog

PhysiciansLeading.com has implemented a blog so that physicaisn leaders can post articles or editorials, and receive comments from the public. The site and blog will be introduced and tested within the DFW Physician Leader Network during May and June.

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4 Responses to A New PhysiciansLeading.com Blog

  1. Jim says:

    Physicians are closer to the patient than any other type of health care provider. Thus physicians are in a unique position to influence the structures and processes of health care. We have an obligation to use our skills and leadership to design and implement effective health care systems.

  2. Michael says:

    There are those who believe that physicians should not be involved in decision making other than direct patient care, because many physicians have so little experience in business. However, the same can be said of those in business or government— that they have no experience in patient care. Perhaps that is why the past and present systems of care are failing. They are designed by those who do not understand direct patient care. The conclusion is that decisions about health structures and processes need to be designed by both those who are expert at business and those who are expert at direct patient care.

    • I’ve heard it said that “management” is not an expertise. Expertise is found in mastering content. Physicians are experts in the content of caring for patients. As content experts, they have unique potential to also be exceptional leaders. Most do need to add maangerial and leadership knowledge, skills and competencies to their clinical expertise but that’s kindergarten work compared to their clinical training.
      I see a day when all accredited medical organizations will be required to have physician leaders in the c-suite. Because no other professional is better able to serve both the patient and the bottom line.

  3. Ralph Turner says:

    I look forward to discussing communication between health care systems as accountable care organizations roll out.

    How can state and federal government remove the roadblocks that exist?

    What can we get done in the 2013 legislative session in Texas, specifically, as well as the nation, to improve the quality of care, the efficency with which it is delivered, and the access to affordable care for our patients?

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