American Association for Physician Leadership

Operations and Policy

March/April 2024

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.

April 2, 2024

Businesses need better planning to make their supply chains more agile and resilient. After explaining the shortcomings of traditional planning systems, the authors describe their new approach, optimal machine learning (OML), which has proved effecti...

March/April 2024

Providing care for patients with pelvic health disorders can be challenging due to their multidisciplinary nature. We describe the successful launch of an electronic, responsive, skip logic–based pre-visit intake in a complex patient population.

March 26, 2024

You might think you’re being generous or patient by listening to a chatty coworker talk endlessly, but you’re simply letting resentment fester that’s toxic to your emotional well-being and productivity. The author offers advice for setting boundaries...

March 8, 2024

To develop meaningful and mature relationships at work or at home we need to develop two filters. The first filter protects you from other people. The second filter protects other people from you.

March/April 2024

What is the best method for eliciting physician input and feedback and establishing bidirectional communication to address factors contributing to burnout, enhance a sense of professional community, and provide mental health support?

February 28, 2024

New systems can learn autonomously and make complex judgments. Leaders need to understand these “autosapient” agents and how to work with them.

We work very hard every day to give each patient the individual attention and care they need, and it takes just one negative experience to taint the visit. Each step toward self and group awareness helps each of us along the way and improves outcomes...

February 11, 2024

Giving developmental feedback that sparks growth is a critical challenge to master, because it can make the difference between an employee who contributes powerfully and positively to the organization and one who feels diminished by the organization ...

February 6, 2024

Using a structured approach when communicating can help you prioritize what you need to convey. In this article, the author introduces his “What, So What, Now What” framework.

In the face of persistent healthcare workforce shortages, telemedicine emerges as a transformative solution, reshaping the landscape of patient care.

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly growing within and across many different industries, and healthcare is no exception. This article examines AI’s impact on the healthcare sector.

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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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