Transforming Healthcare Requires Physicians with Business Leadership Skills

Brian Donley, MD, on a leadership mindset

In his recent article in Modern Healthcare, Brian Donley, MD, Chief of Staff at Cleveland Clinic, discusses business leadership programs for physicians through Global Executive Education at Cleveland Clinic. He outlines four guiding rules to foster leadership development for physicians and describes the importance of this development to healthcare transformation.

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“We are making progress, but it’s not easy. Focusing on a leadership mindset and skill set in physicians is radically different from traditional training methods. Today, we’re asking physicians to lead collaborative care teams organized holistically around a patient’s needs; plus, we need to be transparent in publicly sharing patient-care performance. Thus, we expect physicians to lead change, foster teamwork and encourage personal development—while maintaining enormous clinical responsibilities.”

Read the full article here, and explore leadership development opportunities with the Patient Experience Leaders Forum, Samson Global Leadership Academy, International Emerging Leader Fellowship or Executive Visitors’ Program.