In recent weeks, I’ve been back in the world of physician-hospital alignment, speaking on the topic at a recent conference and preparing to moderate a local American College of Healthcare Executives panel on hospital-medical staff relations.
In these discussions several topics come up over and over:
We are asking physicians to lead but are we preparing them to lead effectively?
Why are so many physicians dissatisfied?
Why are health systems struggling to engage the medical staff in important initiatives?
What can we do about physician burnout?
We could talk for hours on each of these topics, but let me give a few brief thoughts on each.