Session tracks at this year's MGMA conference include government issues, patient relationships, business models and more. But the leadership track at this year’s Medical Group Management Association conference offers some highlight-worthy sessions devoted to helping physician leaders and practice managers foster cultures that lead to satisfied and engaged patients, staff and physicians.
Here's a sampling of the offerings:
Monday, Oct. 31, 2016
11 a.m. In “Tools to Achieve Effective Physician Leadership Partnerships," two speakers from the American Medical Association will provide attendees with tools to create strong administrator/physician leader partnerships.
Practices that have these types of partnerships also have stronger revenue, and they invest more in operating costs, meeting the needs of the physicians and team who provide care to patients.
3:45 p.m. Halee Fischer-Wright, M.D., president and CEO of MGMA, will take a look at “Tribal Leadership,” and how to improve organizational culture.
8:30 a.m. In “Developing Powerful Physician Leadership and Engagement,” speakers Marc Mertz and Peter Valenzuela, M.D., will review real-life examples of how hospitals have created physician group organizational structures that give physicians active roles in leadership and management and drive improved results.
For example, they'll dig into leadership and management roles for physicians and attendees will also learn how to integrate a physician leadership development program to support physicians in new roles.
Wednesday, Nov 2
10 a.m. “Transforming Healthcare through the Conscious Leadership Model” is an interactive learning session to help cultivate an organizational culture that encourages staff and leaders to embrace the challenges of accelerated change.
Speakers are Carole Christmas Hoffer, optimization manager at University Medical Group, part of the Greenville Health System, and Sharon L. Wilson, director of conscious leadership development at the Greenville Health System Academy of Leadership and Professional Development.
10 a.m. In a concurrent session, two seasoned medical practice leaders will lead a workshop titled “Implementing Effective Leadership Strategies for Success.”
Michael O’Connell, a member of the ACMPE Certification Commission, and Ronald Menaker, assistant professor of healthcare systems engineering at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, will tell attendees how to best develop leadership and perspectives on different leadership theories and practical application of those theories in daily practice management.
For more information on the leadership and other tracks, check out the MGMA conference brochure. (.pdf)