New Thought Paper from Aegis Health Group Provides a Prescription for Identifying and Growing Physician Leaders

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Hospitals must cultivate and embrace physician leaders to thrive under healthcare reform mandates. According to its latest thought paper, “Prescription for Identifying and Growing Physician Leaders,” asserts that hospitals need to proactively integrate physicians into their leadership teams to meet the objectives of accountable care organizations (ACOs) and .

In the paper Aegis explores how the creation of ACOs and other changes to the healthcare delivery landscape have heightened the need for stellar leadership. It states, “Physician input is vital to defining and achieving the organization’s strategic vision, developing and implementing business growth initiatives, and facilitating the development of strategic business partnerships.” The paper, which is available at no charge by registering for an Aegis Passport, includes an in-depth look at:

“While many hospital executives recognize the need for physician leaders on their management teams, doctors represent a very small percentage of overall leadership,” said Rochell Pierce, vice president of physician relationship management for Aegis Health Group. “The shift in market dynamics requires hospitals to take a more formal and proactive approach to integrating physicians into the C-suite.”

Aegis’ thought paper series, which offers insight into hospital leadership and business development challenges, includes “The Four Keys to a Successful Physician Relationship Management Program,” “Hospitals at a Crossroads: Achieving Success in an Era of ACOs,” and “Physician Relationship Management: Ensuring the Stability and Vitality of Today’s Hospitals.” All are available at no charge at .

Aegis Health Group has assisted hundreds of hospitals with proven-effective business development strategies for more than 20 years. Its strategic Population Health Management solutions enable hospitals to grow market share and revenue by identifying and intelligently managing the health risks of local consumers within the community they serve. Complementing this,Aegis’ data-driven Physician Relationship Management strategy creates strategic alignment between hospitals and their medical staff to drive service-line growth, enhance patient care and quality, and provide timely issue resolution. Further information about Aegis is available at or on their blog at .