The myth of physician alignment

"The doctors where I've worked tend to resist top-down efforts to shape their behavior. They prefer inspiration to supervision," writes Dr. Kenneth H. Cohn on Hospital Impact. "To paraphrase a hospital executive in Western New York, 'When docs are not given a seat at the table, they feel like they're on the menu.' The most effective way that I know to align a hospital's mission, vision, values, and goals with those of its practicing physicians is to invite physician champions to participate in facilitated discussions." --Read more of this blog post on Hospital Impact