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American Association for Physician Leadership
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

People Management

No, Remote Employees Aren’t Becoming Less Engaged

Andrew Brodsky, Mike Tolliver

One of executives’ biggest worries about remote work is the reduction in spontaneous meetings and conversations with employees. But is this worry justified? New research on meetings shows that it might not be. It turns out that employees have more short, one-on-one meetings compared to 2020, and those meetings are increasingly spontaneous. While there are limitations to this data, it does suggest that employees are finding new ways to connect with each other — and that there are steps organizations can take to encourage them to continue to do so.

Environmental Influences

Bringing Caste into the DEI Conversation

Dr. Simran Jeet Singh, Dr. Aarti Shyamsunder

In the United States, most efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion focus on race, gender, and sexual orientation. Companies should be aware of caste as a basis of discrimination, too. Caste is a form of social organization and identity in the South Asian context, and it affects more than 1 billion people around the world — and 5.4 million in the United States. Companies should follow these four steps to become more aware of caste as a factor in their own DEI efforts.

Financial Management

What It Takes to Be a Fair-Pay Workplace

Joanna Kim-Brunetti, Esq

Pay equity is more than just a competitive tool in a red-hot labor market. It’s an opportunity to foster innovation, drive employee engagement, minimize turnover, maintain (or improve) brand reputation, and attract investors. To help employers understand where their organization is regarding pay equity, the author suggests a three-level framework that allows organizations to evaluate their current pay practices, progress, and long-term goals.

SoundPractice Podcast

Physician Employment and Trends in Compensation Models with Author Jeff Gorke

Jeffrey T. Gorke

Jeffrey T. Gorke is the author of The Employed Physician: Your Essential Guide to the Business of Medicine. His experience ranges from Medicare administration to running both large and small, single-specialty, privately held medical group practices to med...

Payment Models

Physician Employment and Trends in Compensation Models with Author Jeff Gorke

Michael J. Sacopulos, JD, Jeffrey T. Gorke

This podcast interview sets the stage for giving physicians the history and elements of business know-how to succeed as an employed physician. It offers an important briefing on trends in employment for physicians by an accomplished official.


3 Strategies to Help Women of Color Navigate Biases at Work

Hira Ali

Women of color have to contend with additional pejorative stereotypes. While the responsibility for leveling the playing field lies first and foremost with company leaders, women of color can adopt strategies to survive and succeed in spite of the inequity they face. The author describes a few of the obstacles women of color experience at work and presents tips for addressing them.

New Book

The Chief Medical Officer's Essential Guidebook

Mark D. Olszyk, MD, MBA, CPE

Medical executives share their experiences and lessons to aid on a journey to becoming an effective chief medical officer. This book is for current CMOs, those aspiring to be CMOs, and the executives and peers who work with them.

Comfort with Visibility

How to Give a Killer Presentation

Chris Anderson

For more than 30 years, the TED conference series has presented enlightening talks that people enjoy watching. In this article, Anderson, TED’s curator, shares five keys to great presentations.

Environmental Influences

You Have to Stop Canceling and Rescheduling Things. Really.

Whitney Johnson

We overcommit ourselves because it’s easier in the moment to say yes instead of no. But then we feel overwhelmed — and so at the last minute, we decide to cancel. It feels like no big deal. After all, everyone does it. But what is actually happening here is that we’re being untrustworthy. Instead of giving in to the urge to cancel, push on. When you meet your commitments, you build trust, gain confidence.

Quality Improvement

Shared Decision-Making and High-Level Support

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

Shared decision-making (SDM) is a process of communication in which clinicians and patients work together to make informed healthcare decisions that align with what matters most to patients and their individual concerns, preferences, goals, and values.

Technology Integration

Where Is Tech Going in 2023?

Aamer Baig, Jan Shelly Brown, William Forrest, Vinayak HV, Klemens Hjartar, Lareina Yee

2023 will likely be a more sober year in tech. Geopolitical and economic uncertainties are injecting more caution into the next phase of tech’s evolution. Leaders will have to search for ways to do more with less, find value where innovations overlap, and strategically invest in technologies that are hitting a tipping point.

People Management

Ten Ways to Lower Your Overhead (But Be Careful When It Comes to Your Knowledge Workers)

AAPL Editorial Team

To stay ahead of today’s unstable financial curve, physicians need to cut costs. Financial advisors recommend the “two-thirds” rule during a down economy: Put two-thirds of your effort into cutting costs and one-third into increasing revenue.

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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