American Association for Physician Leadership

Quality Improvement

Welcome to the HALM Journal from the American Association for Physician Leadership

Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, FAAPL(Hon)

Every other month, the HALM Journal will deliver indispensable and reliable results-oriented guidance for a healthcare industry moving toward inter-professional management and leadership that positively impacts patient care outcomes and population health.

Physician Leadership: More Valuable Than Ever —

A White Paper from the American Association for Physician Leadership


“Profiles in Success”: Certified Physician Executives Share the Value and ROI of their CPE Education

Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, FAAPL(Hon)

AAPL believes physician leaders who are pursuing leadership education and training — and the organizations that are supporting their effort — should be able to clearly see the value of their time, money, and effort.

Payment Models

Medicare Reimbursement Rate Trends in Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine from 2013 to 2022

Jared Ivan, BS, Jacob Ivan, MBA, Caleb Hawkes, MBA, Aaron Cheung, MBA, Ammon Hawkes, Carson Bateman, BS, John Culberson, MD

The patterns of declining Medicare reimbursement rates over time have been documented in various disciplines of healthcare, but little research has been done on geographic trends in Medicare reimbursement in the areas of hospice and palliative medicine.

Environmental Influences

Paradigm Shift: From the Medical Office to Retail Walk-In Clinics

Neil Baum, MD

This article discusses the concept of walk-in retail clinics and their benefits to both patients and providers.

SoundPractice Podcast

Servant Leadership and History in a Healthcare Career with David Zechman, BSE, MPA

David M. Zechman, BSE, MPA

At first blush the ideas of servants and leaders seem distinct, even mutually exclusive. How could an individual be a servant and a leader simultaneously? Perhaps the initial reaction to the juxtaposition of servant and leader is the issue. When approach...


Escaping the Tyranny of Academic Writing for the Narrative

Arthur Lazarus, MD, MBA

Narrative medicine programs have become increasingly popular among physicians, aiming to teach doctors and other caregivers sensitive interviewing skills and the art of empathic listening and storytelling to improve patient care.

Strategic Perspective

How Fast Should Your Company Really Grow?

Gary P. Pisano

Companies need a growth strategy that encompasses three related sets of decisions: how fast to grow, where to seek new sources of demand, and how to develop the financial, human, and organizational capabilities needed to grow. This article offers a framework for examining the critical interdependencies of those decisions in the context of a company’s overall business strategy, its capabilities and culture, and external market dynamics.

New Book

Inspiring Growth and Leadership in Medical Careers: Transform Healthcare as a Physician Leader

Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, FAAPL(Hon)

The book asserts that all physicians are leaders and offers a collection of personal experiences, observations, and lessons learned to paint a full picture of physicians’ roles in society.


The Leadership Odyssey

Herminia Ibarra, Claudius A. Hildebrand, Sabine Vinck

A paradox of business is that while leaders often employ a hands-on, directive style to rise to the top, once they arrive, they’re supposed to empower and enable their teams. Suddenly, they’re expected to demonstrate “people skills.” And many find it challenging to adapt to that reality.


The New Rules of Executive Presence

Sylvia Ann Hewlett

This article offers a playbook for developing six attributes that increasingly factor into executive presence, citing the examples of a dozen leaders who have cracked the code.

People Management

Panic Buying Pandemonium: The Bandwagon Effect and Healthcare Implications

Neil Baum, MD, Brittney C. Bauer, PhD, Eric Powell

This article explores the multifaceted dynamics of the bandwagon effect within the healthcare context, shedding light on its impact on panic behaviors, patient choices, medication compliance, and even healthcare policy.

Financial Management

Physician Leaders’ Role in the Finances of Strategy

Daniel K. Zismer, PhD, Gary S. Schwartz, MD, MHA, Elliot D. Zismer, MS

Healthcare strategies require collaboration among specialized teams in high-tech environments with significant capital investments. Physician leaders are crucial in leading team performance and should be involved in all phases of the strategic planning process, including financial planning, especially if physician leaders are handed the final plan for execution.


Emotional Intelligence: Three Pivotal Points for Effective Physician Leadership

Farzana Hoque, MD, MRCP (UK), FACP, FRCP

In today’s demanding healthcare environment, physician leaders must learn to make well-formed decisions and avoid being misled by their emotions.

For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


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