American Association for Physician Leadership

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May 24, 2024

While some may cringe at forced corporate rituals, research shows that personal and team rituals can actually benefit the way we work. The authors’ expertise on the topic over the past decade, plus a survey of nearly 140 HBR readers, explores the way...

May/June 2024

This article discusses the history of artificial intelligence, provides an example of using artificial intelligence to obtain prior authorization, and discusses the ethical considerations of this exciting new technology.

May/June 2024

This article focuses on how an organization was able to develop and implement innovations to reduce readmissions using internal resources, with almost no extra budget.

Self-Management

May 14, 2024

Bhagwan Satiani, MD, reflects on his entry into the United States of America.

May 10, 2024

Even if you’re an introvert who dreads the notion of networking, you can develop your skills to get out there and do it. Research by the Lehigh@NasdaqCenter identified make-or-break factors for developing networking skills. They include: the ability ...

May 5, 2024

Being accused by your team of failing them in some way induces a threat state in your brain, impairing your ability to think clearly and triggering a variety of cognitive distortions and defensive behaviors. The authors offer several strategies to he...

Operations and Policy

May 24, 2024

While some may cringe at forced corporate rituals, research shows that personal and team rituals can actually benefit the way we work. The authors’ expertise on the topic over the past decade, plus a survey of nearly 140 HBR readers, explores the way...

May/June 2024

This article focuses on how an organization was able to develop and implement innovations to reduce readmissions using internal resources, with almost no extra budget.

May/June 2024

This article discusses the history of artificial intelligence, provides an example of using artificial intelligence to obtain prior authorization, and discusses the ethical considerations of this exciting new technology.

Quality and Risk

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 ...

May/June 2024

The article discusses chronic care management services that are essential for patients with two or more chronic conditions. CMS has designed a care plan that facilitates communication and follow-up according to the chronic care management codes.

There has been a dramatic escalation in the use of utilization review programs in an effort to constrain the surge of rising healthcare costs. Utilization review serves to verify the “medical necessity” of hospital admissions and specific medical pro...

Strategy and Innovation

Peer-Reviewed
May/June 2024

Healthcare organizations commonly use mandatory online training modules to meet regulatory compliance and improve patient safety and quality of care. These well-intentioned efforts have increasingly burdened physicians and detracted from physician we...

May 7, 2024

The role of U.S. public boards in managing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues has significantly evolved over the past five years. Despite this progress, major gaps remain, particularly in climate change and worker welfare expertise. N...

Improving the patient’s experience is not easy because it often requires a change in the overall culture of the healthcare organization.

Motivations and Thinking Style

May 17, 2024

High stakes, strong wills, and increasing uncertainty can make decisions at the top of your organization fraught. The backing of a board can mobilize an organization, but a significant divergence of vision and values may lead the board to stall progr...

May/June 2024

Healthcare is a complex and dynamic industry that requires constant innovation, collaboration, and adaptation.

March 3, 2024

Processing feedback goes far beyond listening to it in the moment and implementing it; it involves continuous reflection, conversation, and practice. While much of this happens because of the way we receive feedback, there is much we can do, too, to ...

Problem Solving

May 20, 2024

It’s time to redefine the approach to transformation. Instead of the traditional top-down targets and bottom-up delivery model, leadership should adopt a middle-out approach.

May/June 2024

Leadership is never more important than during a time of crisis, as healthcare organizations everywhere learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the physician’s office, the schedule itself is the most powerful and influential aspect of the physician’s day — and it can control you or you can control it.

Finance

May/June 2024

Review of the healthcare statistical highlights from the first quarter of 2024.

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 medici...

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 planni...

Team Building and Teamwork

Peer-Reviewed
May/June 2024

Studies have demonstrated that reducing the drivers of burnout does not enhance engagement, but that improving employee engagement does reduce burnout. To refocus the discussion toward improving engagement, this article reviews engagement through a t...

March 12, 2024

One of the most challenging aspects of a virtual meeting is keeping people’s attention. It’s important to be thoughtful about how you engage attendees. The key is to sustain a continual expectation of meaningful involvement so participants don’t retr...

November 13, 2023

The future of work will not be determined by technology, but by creating the right mix of education, exposure, and experience needed to develop skills and put them to work, creating a vastly more productive workplace and economy.

Professional Capabilities

April 12, 2024
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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.

May 13, 2024

As we grow or change, our identity transitions are often invisible — unless we do the work to help others see our changes. This can be particularly true for people who have worked at a company for a long time. If you’re feeling like your colleagues a...

May 6, 2024

AAPL welcomes new board members and recognizes members awarded fellowship.

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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