Physician-Administrator Integration Strategies Will Be Focus of Tampa Summit

By AAPL Staff
August 31, 2017

Panelists and presenters will explore dyad leadership models at  the Sept. 15 gathering; register online to attend.

Larry Feinman nameline.jpgThe ways we practice of medicine are changing, as providers turn to value-based payments, clinical transparency and other factors with a goal of improving patient outcomes and financial security.

Key to that shift is a strong partnership between physician leaders and administrators, says Larry Feinman, DO, chief medical officer of HCA West Florida Division, based in the Tampa Bay area.

“Having a member of the leadership team who can articulate the reasons for asking our physicians to change the way they do things has allowed us to improve care in many arenas — management of sepsis, blood transfusion management, heart attack care, stroke care and many others,” Feinman says.

The physician-administrator dyad model will be the focus of a summit on integration strategies to improve health care through physician leadership in Tampa, Florida, on Sept. 15. The gathering, at James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, will be hosted by the American Association for Physician Leadership® and the Western Florida Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Feinman, the summit’s keynote speaker, says physician leadership adds a clinical component to strategic planning and financial decision-making at health care organizations.

“It prompts the health care delivery systems’ leaders to ask important questions such as, ‘Is it clinically feasible? What resources do we need to bring to the plan to make it safe? How do we monitor clinical success?’ ” says Feinman, a surgeon in the Tampa area.

 The summit will include a panel on physician-hospital integration strategies, and a video presentation and panel on dyad leadership models.

 Also scheduled to participate are Edward Cutolo Jr., MD, chief of staff at Haley hospital; William Perno, president of West Florida Health in Tampa; Peter Chang, MD, chief medical informatics officer at Tampa General Hospital; Jack Rodman, MD, vice president and chief medical officer for First Physicians Group, Sarasota Memorial Health Care System in Florida; Seena Salyani, chief executive officer at Gastro Florida in Tampa; and attorney Michael Magidson, who is board-certified in health law by The Florida Bar.

 Peter Angood, MD, the president and CEO of the American Association for Physician Leadership, says physicians are uniquely poised to lead.

 “Helping to proactively manage transitions in our industry is a critical component of our professional responsibility,” Angood says. “Physicians are natural stewards of the clinical delivery enterprise and the primary managers of health for populations, which makes them best-suited to lead adaptive initiatives, innovative strategies and novel campaigns.”

 The summit runs 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. To register, visit The cost is $60 for ACHE and AAPL members, $25 for student members and $80 for nonmembers. It is open to the public, but seating is limited.

The James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital is at 13000 Bruce B. Downs Ave.

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