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American Association for Physician Leadership
American Association for Physician Leadership

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By the time we have Medicare for All and the physician-led reform model could conceivably be implemented, the building blocks of the technological future will be in place. At that point, these health IT tools can be expected to have an enormous impac...

This article discusses the use of emotional intelligence for physicians and the administrative staff to help mitigate financial risk in the healthcare practice.

Coaching provides education, motivation, skill development, and insight when helping to facilitate an individual’s competency in and mastery of a particular discipline. Physician coaching has been identified as critical to physicians in the practice ...

Self-Management

Increasing levels of stress and burnout are aggravating disturbing physician behaviors. Although it is difficult to document a cause-and-effect relationship between stress and burnout and disruptive behaviors, the implications are there.

This article discusses the use of emotional intelligence for physicians and the administrative staff to help mitigate financial risk in the healthcare practice.

January 16, 2023

In this episode of SoundPractice, Stanley Harris, MD, MA, discusses the importance of empathy, engagement, and motivation to sustain connectivity, inspire innovation, and enable new leaders to emerge.

Operations and Policy

By the time we have Medicare for All and the physician-led reform model could conceivably be implemented, the building blocks of the technological future will be in place. At that point, these health IT tools can be expected to have an enormous impac...

February 8, 2023

SoundPractice podcast host Mike Sacopulos interviews Valerie DeLeon, PhD, president of the American Association of Anatomy (AAA).

February 7, 2023

Each of the 10 undertakings we list in this article will bring your business closer to transformation—but to fully achieve it, you must avoid piecemeal efforts and attack all 10 tasks. The accompanying examples detail how some organizations succeeded...

Quality and Risk

February 3, 2023
FEATURED

On January 5, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking advancing a new rule that would effectively ban employee non-competition clauses with all employees and rescind existing non-compete clauses. All physici...

February 6, 2023

In this special two-part KHN "What the Health?" podcast, taped the week of the 50th anniversary of the Roe decision, an expert panel delves into the fight, the sometimes-unintended side effects, and what each side plans for 2023.

January 31, 2023

With inflation still tracking high, it’s essential for employers to recognize its effect on employees and find ways to help them afford and access the care they need as prices continue to go up.

Strategy and Innovation

Health systems must be part of the solution of patient care delivery in the musculoskeletal area, as they understand complex situations based either on the diagnosis or patient health conditions. The solution is not in deciding between outpatient or ...

Whether you’re in solo practice or a member of a medium-sized or large medical group, you eventually will have to face the complicated questions regarding your exit strategy.

January 12, 2023

After finding success investing in the more obviously lucrative corners of American medicine — like surgery centers and dermatology practices — private equity firms have moved aggressively into the industry’s more hidden niches: They are pouring bill...

Motivations and Thinking Style

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

Coaching provides education, motivation, skill development, and insight when helping to facilitate an individual’s competency in and mastery of a particular discipline. Physician coaching has been identified as critical to physicians in the practice ...

This article is for the leader who wants to understand followers better: their motivations, their varieties, and their insights.

Problem Solving

This article discusses the importance of a practice retreat and offers suggestions for conducting a meaningful and productive retreat.

February 2, 2023

This article reveals four lessons, gleaned from interviews with Gehry and his colleagues, for successfully managing big projects.

January 17, 2023

Experiments involving 20 million people generated a surprising finding: moderately weak connects — and not strong connections — are the most useful in finding a new job.

Finance

Based on the economic factors described in this article, there are several key topics to know and monitor as 2023 begins.

DPC (where patients pay a flat fee for their care) combined with the smart use of technology empowers patients, creates the true “medical home,” and redefines the way doctors think about patient care.

January 22, 2023

Dr. Bhavin Shah and Sunita Kalsariya’s journey to reduce Shah’s high medical bill entailed being briefly sent to debt collection, asking for help from the Illinois attorney general, and eventually uncovering that nearly $7,000 of Shah’s initial charg...

Team Building and Teamwork

In this article, we discuss the personal traits and key behaviors that physician leaders must adopt to be effective in team-based management models.

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.

Professional Capabilities

December 2, 2022
FEATURED

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) announced a new event, an Annual Leadership Conference, that will convene the physician community with speakers, education, and networking dedicated to enhancing leadership skills.

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.

As the world braces for life post-pandemic, we offer these lessons to our future colleagues, emphasizing the importance of ensuring that true leadership reflects the voices and experiences of the front-line staff and the needs of the patients and com...

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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