Chief Medical Officer Academy at AAPL Summer - Chicago

Chief Medical Officer Academy

July 20–22, 2018

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CMO Academy comes to Chicago this July. Join us for the series that hones the most critical health care management and leadership skills through CME-eligible courses.

2018 Chief Medical Officer Academy Overview

A 3-day series of courses created for both new and experienced CMOs who want to hone critical health care management and leadership skills. Together, we’ll cover the frameworks and strategies you need to make meaningful financial decisions for your organization.

We’ll provide the tools required to change culture and behavior - everything from promoting safety, to holding productive meanings, to inspiring teamwork. We’ll show you how to align the goals of your workforce with the goals of your organization.


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Note: The CMO Academy and underlying credits may apply toward your CPE and Master’s prerequisites.
Please contact an education advisor for an account review.

Academy Schedule

Day One

  • The Mandate for Physician Leadership in Healthcare Transformation
  • Disruptive Innovative Business Models for Population Health that you will Lead
  • The ‘Best Practice’ Medical Staffs of the 21st Century
  • How to Avoid Common Errors in Credentialing and Privileging
  • How to Engage and Align Physicians with other Key Healthcare Providers and Leaders
  • Quality, Process Improvement and Eliminating Non-Value Added Clinical Variation
  • The physician’s role in patient safety and reducing medical errors
  • Best practices in creating a culture of service

Day Three

  • How to Monetize Quality in a Pay for Value Work
  • On becoming a Successful Physician Executive and Leader-A Journey not a Destination
  • How to Link Physician Performance with the Organization’s Strategic Plan
  • Physician Leadership — Ethical Dilemmas, Case Studies, and Lessons Learned
  • Wrap Up and Final Discussion

Day Two

  • Introduction and Overview of the Current Operating Environment and Challenges a Healthcare Organization’s Financial Condition
  • A Primer on Healthcare Financial Management
  • Balancing Cost and Quality: The Impact of Physician Practice Patterns on a Healthcare Organization’s Bottom Line
  • Making the Business Case for Improving Quality
  • How to Operationalize and Contract for Population Health

Course Objectives

  • Understand the external economic drivers of healthcare transformation and why the ‘triple aim’ cannot be accomplished without physician leadership
  • Understand the causes and benefits of disruptive innovation
  • Learn how to redesign medical staffs to integrate and unify high performance
  • Understand the change management process needed to institute population health
  • Understand that clinical variation is not only dangerous, but also expensive
  • Determine current best practices used to create a culture of service
  • Understand the importance of financial management in healthcare organizations
  • Identify the key drivers affecting the financial condition of healthcare organizations
  • Apply an evidence-based management approach to improve quality


The American Association for Physician Leadership® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.

Hotel Information


JW Marriott Chicago
151 W. Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Reservations: 866-270-6430
Main Hotel: 312-660-8200

Please use the Group Rate negotiated with the hotel, valid through July 2, 2018 — currently $248 per night.

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