American Association for Physician Leadership

Quality Improvement

Welcome to the HALM Journal from the American Association for Physician Leadership

Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, FAAPL(Hon)

Every other month, the HALM Journal will deliver indispensable and reliable results-oriented guidance for a healthcare industry moving toward inter-professional management and leadership that positively impacts patient care outcomes and population health.

Physician Leadership: More Valuable Than Ever —

A White Paper from the American Association for Physician Leadership

Action Orientation

Project Managers, Focus on Outcomes — Not Deliverables

Andrea Belk Olson

If you’ve ever developed a product, you’ve almost certainly been derailed by scope creep. Features multiply, priorities blur, and schedules and budgets suffer. As a leader, how can you recognize scope creep and realign your team? Shift the focus from “what” you’re building (the deliverables) to “why” you’re building it (the outcomes). In this article, I’ll explain how you can keep your team’s efforts aligned with the genuine needs of your audience.

Strategic Perspective

Create a System to Grow Consistently

Paul Leinwand, Paul Blase

Research from PwC reveals that the highest-performing organizations invest in a growth system, an integrated collection of capabilities and assets that drives both short-term and long-term growth. The authors provide a framework for building a growth system offering case examples highlighting Toast, IKEA, Vertex, Adobe, and Roblox.

Systems Awareness

Why Occupational Health Matters

Corey M. Cronrath, DO, MPH, MBA, CPE

Corey Conrath is service line medical director for Marshfield Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He describes here the importance of occupational health.

SoundPractice Podcast

The Catholic Church and Its Hospitals: New Book by Dr. Patricia Gabow

Patricia A. Gabow, MD, MACP

The word Catholic is often capitalized and used in reference to the religious denomination. It may also be an adjective meaning comprehensive or universal. On this episode of SoundPractice we will be discussing the term in both of its definitions. The Ca...

Systems Awareness

Patient Experience and the CMO

Jason M. Golbin, DO, MBA, MS

Improving the patient’s experience is not easy because it often requires a change in the overall culture of the healthcare organization.

Health Law

The Physician in Flight: The Moral and Legal Responsibilities of Physicians When Present for In-Flight Medical Emergencies

Timothy E. Paterick, MD, JD, MBA, Sandy Sanbar, MD, PhD, JD

A physician boards a plane and sits down. If there is a medical emergency in-flight, does the physician face moral/ethical/legal risk by acts of commission or omission in relation to the medical emergency?

New Book

Working Happy! How to Survive Burnout and Find Your Work/Life Synergy in the Healthcare Industry

Roger Kapoor, MD, MBA

The book takes an innovative, hands-on approach toward the two most important causes of employee burnout: workplace environment and personal attitude and behavior.

Environmental Influences

What Will Management Look Like in the Next 100 Years?

Dagny Dukach

In recent years, the practice of management has often felt like an exercise in putting out fires. Facing one social, environmental, and economic crisis after the next, it’s easy to get stuck in a near-singular focus on the short term. But at the same time, it’s critical for leaders to find time to consider the bigger picture as well. To get some new perspectives, we asked a diverse group of researchers from around the world to share their insights on how the practice of management has transformed over the past 100 years — and how we can expect (or hope) it to change in the next 100.


AAPL Annual Leadership Conference Day Three: Be Somebody

AAPL Editorial Team

The 2024 AAPL Leadership Conference in Nashville wrapped up with a keynote address on AAPL’s Future Direction & ROI of Physician Leadership as well as a Career Workshop.


AAPL Annual Leadership Conference Day Two: What You Are Made Of

AAPL Editorial Team

Day two of the AAPL Leadership Conference included two keynote addresses and another full course load of breakout sessions.


AAPL Annual Leadership Conference Day One: Lessons Learned

AAPL Editorial Team

The American Association for Physician Leadership's Annual Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, began day one with more than 500 physician leaders from countries around the world ready to get into the rhythm of expanding and enhancing the skills needed for effective leadership.


“Profiles in Success”: Certified Physician Executives Share the Value and ROI of their CPE Education

Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, FAAPL(Hon)

AAPL believes physician leaders who are pursuing leadership education and training — and the organizations that are supporting their effort — should be able to clearly see the value of their time, money, and effort.

For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


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