Leading Transformational Change: The Physician-Executive Partnership
Thomas A. Atchison, Ed.D., Joseph S. Bujak, M.D.
Health Administration Press
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Recommended by ACHE, this book explores how physicians and executives can collaborate to improve organization performance.
This book will help you and your staff develop productive physician-executive relationships. By focusing on strategies for building trust, this book will help you create an environment of mutual respect and understanding that will lead to organizational success. The authors address the differences between physicians and administrators, the reasons why collaboration efforts have failed in the past, and the importance of leadership style. The book presents a unique model for managing change that reconciles the business aspects of healthcare with the values at the heart of medicine. You are presented methods and resources regarding:
How to avoid the barriers to successful change
What values drive physicians and executives
How perception can affect change
What tactics leaders can use to inspire cooperation
How to measure both the business and mission-related data
The role of leadership in change management
Click here to access chapter 4, entitled Cultural Factors: The Expert Culture and The Collective Culture.
Thomas A. Atchison, Ed.D., is president and founder of the Atchison Consulting Group, Inc., in Oak Park, Illinois. Since 1984, Dr. Atchison has consulted with healthcare organizations on managed change programs, team building, and leadership development. Dr. Atchison has written and been featured in a number of articles and audio and video tapes about motivation and managed change. He is the author of Turning Healthcare Leadership Around published in 1990. As an affiliate and faculty member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Dr. Atchison has conducted seminars on partnering for change and recruiting and retaining effective employees.
Joseph S. Bujak, M.D. is vice president of medical affairs for the Kootenai Medical Center in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where he is responsible for performance improvement and outcomes measurement efforts. Dr. Bujak has extensive experience as a speaker, consultant, and facilitator working with physicians groups and healthcare organizations. Dr. Bujak is affiliated with the Kaiser Consulting Network and serves on the faculty of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Founded in 1933, the American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE's publishing division, Health Administration Press, is one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management. Health Administration Press is a division of the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). ACHE is an international professional society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead our nation's hospitals, healthcare systems, and other healthcare organizations. ACHE is known for its prestigious credentialing and educational programs and its annual Congress on Healthcare Management, which draws more than 4,000 participants each year. ACHE is also known for its groundbreaking research and career development and public policy programs. Through such efforts, ACHE works toward its goal of being the premier professional society for healthcare leaders by providing exceptional value to its members. Founded in 1972 with support from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, Health Administration Press has grown from a small office on the campus of the University of Michigan to one of the largest publishers of books and journals on all aspects of health services management, including textbooks for use in college and university courses.
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