Humans are by nature beings of repetitious activity. We learn to win through various tried-and-true processes. Formulas regarding change and proven to yield positive results become instinctive nature while those viewed as faulty practices have fallen to the wayside.
When do healthcare mergers and acquisitions (M&As) struggle? When the acquired practice and practitioners and the acquiring organization reach an impasse over the changes, we start to see morale, well being and quality of care suffer. But failure can be averted, or reversed, if you follow some proven principles.
A Merger or Acquisition (M&A) can quickly become “toxic” if the two entities merging don’t understand each other’s needs and priorities. In healthcare, the practitioners being acquired struggle with new systems and processes.
A lot has changed over the last 40 years. When I entered the workplace in the 1970s, there were two generations of working people: the “old timers” and “newcomers.”
Leadership Principles: Lessons from Lewis & Clark With warmer weather upon us, many of us are thinking about summer travel plans. In this “age of information” there are myriads of websites which are helpful when considering options and choices, from simple to high end accommodations. Yelp reviews and personal testimonials [...]
Physician well being and engagement are crucial for quality of care, patient safety and satisfaction and many more valuable clinical and ethical outcomes. Organizations may pay a heavy price for physician burnout. As the AMA STEPS Forward™ website puts it, “The costs of burnout are widely under-recognized. Health professional [...]
In our article “How to Lead the Way Toward Physician Well Being,” Craig Uthe, MD, medical director of physician well being at Sanford Family Medicine in South Dakota, defines resilience as “being able to persevere through the trials, tribulations, hurdles and obstacles of the medical practice.”1