Our ZDmd Physician Forum examines the issues most relevant to organizations who are contemplating conducting a search for a CMO, VPMA, Medical Director or Department Chair. Here, we define physician leadership and offer our professional perspective on the critical success factors organizations may wish to consider in order to attract and retain effective physician leadership talent.
The continuing increase in medical costs has created a renewed interest in changing the payment method for healthcare providers. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has announced that under The Commonwealth Plan, there will be a move away from fee for service to global budgeting for healthcare providers. Dr. Greg Culley discusses Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and the six critical elements to success of global budgets.
With the rapid growth of ZDmd, our physician leadership search division, along with changes in healthcare reform, we surveyed decision makers in the healthcare market about current trends in physician leadership recruitment. Results proved that despite pressing challenges in healthcare institutions, leaders are still slow to adopt “best practices” in the selection and development of physician executives.