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American Association for Physician Leadership
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November 29, 2022

During the Great Resignation, millions of Americans have said “I quit” and moved on from their organizations. As the talent pool shrinks, leaders are prepared to do just about anything to keep good employees from walking out that door.

November 28, 2022

In this episode of SoundPractice, host Mike Sacopulos interviews Robert Budman, MD, MBA, chief medical officer at Nuance Communications, about the role of AI-based computer-assisted physician documentation (CAPD) technology in enhancing the accuracy ...

November 25, 2022

In the authors’ recent research, they explored the experience of microaggressions for women leaders in STEM. The authors present three ways you can act as an ally when you witness microaggressions at work, no matter your level of seniority.

Self-Management

November 22, 2022

When we’re faced with difficult and complex decisions, we typically experience difficult and complex emotions. Many of us don’t want to sit with these uncomfortable feelings, so we try to get the decision making over with.

November 14, 2022

A doctorate degree of any type is a suitable background for many higher education teaching positions.

November 13, 2022

Host Mike Sacopulos interviews Ron Paprocki, JD, CFP®, the President and CEO of Mediqus Asset Advisors, Inc about the basics of wealth management.

Operations and Policy

October 20, 2022
FEATURED

Applications and nominations are now open to serve on the 2023-2027 American Association for Physician Leadership® Board of Directors.

November 28, 2022

In this episode of SoundPractice, host Mike Sacopulos interviews Robert Budman, MD, MBA, chief medical officer at Nuance Communications, about the role of AI-based computer-assisted physician documentation (CAPD) technology in enhancing the accuracy ...

November 10, 2022

The Villages Health, a patient-centered, community-based health system automatically identified quality-improving and revenue-enhancing clinical insights buried in legacy EMR data.

Quality and Risk

Despite their use by federal programs to assess quality of care, there is no consensus on the accuracy of patient safety indicators as a marker of quality. A midsize community hospital used PSI-90 scores to develop targeted interventions that resulte...

Public health crises impact the overall health of our communities, and as physician leaders, we have a responsibility to contribute to their resolution; however, that is not our sole responsibility.

This article describes the medicinal effects of marijuana and evidenced-based current applications for marijuana.

Strategy and Innovation

We all appreciate five-star service. What does that mean with regard to healthcare providers? How can physician leaders ensure their patients receive five-star service?

The physician leader in the healthcare supply chain can drive value in the system by balancing costs with outcomes, quality, transformation, and the clinical mission.

This article discusses the management of leads or potential patients who have not made a commitment to join the practice and how to convert those potential patients to paying patients.

Motivations and Thinking Style

More than an award-winning television show, Ted Lasso teaches leadership lessons worthy of attention.

October 26, 2022

In this episode of SoundPractice, Mike Sacopulos interviews Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, about the IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) Program.

July 21, 2022

Organizations typically look to past performance to identify future leaders. But an employee’s track record doesn’t tell you who might excel at things they haven’t done before, nor does it identify early-career high potentials or people who haven’t h...

Problem Solving

November 21, 2022

In this piece, the author offers five strategies to help you delegate more often and with less guilt.

November 20, 2022

In this article, the author discusses how a successful organization today moves from mass markets to markets of one, routinely replaces core competencies, shifts to team-based structures, and manages from the outside in, among other features.

November 17, 2022

Covid vaccine producer Moderna has sued fellow vaccine maker Pfizer for patent infringement.

Finance

November 29, 2022

During the Great Resignation, millions of Americans have said “I quit” and moved on from their organizations. As the talent pool shrinks, leaders are prepared to do just about anything to keep good employees from walking out that door.

November 15, 2022

As artificial intelligence becomes ubiquitous in business, non-tech companies need to learn how to use their data to gain a competitive edge.

The ACA’s care delivery provisions attempt to move providers from pay for volume to pay for value in gradual steps.

Team Building and Teamwork

This final installment of the four-part series addresses how leaders can overcome risk aversion and fiscal austerity to advance a business case for improving quality.

High-performance teamwork is based on a trusting relationship between a team leader and the team members. Job crafting is a way to communicate that their leader cares about them individually, which supports trust.

August 15, 2022

“Two heads are better than one.” It’s a familiar expression—and one that businesses might want to heed. The authors’ study of 87 companies led by co-CEOs showed that those firms tended to generate better returns than did peer companies with a sole CE...

Professional Capabilities

November 11, 2022
FEATURED

The healthcare industry has faced an era marked by seismic change, while the demand and growth in physician leadership has sharply increased. Today’s environment presents opportunities for physicians to make lasting improvements in care delivery.

November 1, 2022
FEATURED

More than 400 physicians attended the American Association for Physician Leadership’s Fall Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona, on October 27-30. The Institute included day long courses on specific leadership skill-building, a keynote address, a special...

October 31, 2022
FEATURED

Day Four of the American Association for Physician Leadership’s Fall Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona, was a tribute to breaking norms and standard conventions.

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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