American Association for Physician Leadership

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April 22, 2024

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...

April 19, 2024

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...

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

Self-Management

March/April 2024

Narrative medicine programs have become increasingly popular among physicians, aiming to teach doctors and other caregivers sensitive interviewing skills and the art of empathic listening and storytelling to improve patient care.

In today’s demanding healthcare environment, physician leaders must learn to make well-formed decisions and avoid being misled by their emotions.

March 31, 2024

Every day 10,000 Americans reach the traditional retirement age of 65. Critical skills, experience, and connections can walk out the door with each retirement. The good news is that many older employees want to keep working; in fact, nearly 60% say t...

Operations and Policy

This article explores the multifaceted dynamics of the bandwagon effect within the healthcare context, shedding light on its impact on panic behaviors, patient choices, medication compliance, and even healthcare policy.

April 2, 2024

Businesses need better planning to make their supply chains more agile and resilient. After explaining the shortcomings of traditional planning systems, the authors describe their new approach, optimal machine learning (OML), which has proved effecti...

March/April 2024

Providing care for patients with pelvic health disorders can be challenging due to their multidisciplinary nature. We describe the successful launch of an electronic, responsive, skip logic–based pre-visit intake in a complex patient population.

Quality and Risk

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 ...

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?

April 1, 2024

Health systems are struggling to address the many shortcomings of health care delivery: rapidly growing costs, inconsistent quality, and inadequate and unequal access to primary and other types of care. However, if retailers and health systems were t...

Strategy and Innovation

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

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

April 16, 2024

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...

Motivations and Thinking Style

March 3, 2024

Processing feedback goes far beyond listening to it in the moment and implementing it; it involves continuous reflection, conversation, and practice. While much of this happens because of the way we receive feedback, there is much we can do, too, to ...

February 16, 2024

William von Hippel of the University of Queensland and a team of researchers recruited dozens of small groups of friends for a study. They gave participants intelligence and personality tests and then asked each subject to answer 30 common-knowledge ...

Currently healthcare workers appear to have an increased focus on trust, asking: Has it been lost, does it need to be restored, what do we mean by trust?

Problem Solving

April 22, 2024

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...

April 19, 2024

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...

April 9, 2024

Companies need a growth strategy that encompasses three related sets of decisions: how fast to grow, where to seek new sources of demand, and how to develop the financial, human, and organizational capabilities needed to grow. This article offers a f...

Finance

March/April 2024

The patterns of declining Medicare reimbursement rates over time have been documented in various disciplines of healthcare, but little research has been done on geographic trends in Medicare reimbursement in the areas of hospice and palliative medici...

Healthcare strategies require collaboration among specialized teams in high-tech environments with significant capital investments. Physician leaders are crucial in leading team performance and should be involved in all phases of the strategic planni...

What are the most important things to look for when hiring a new financial advisor or reviewing your current one?

Team Building and Teamwork

March 12, 2024

One of the most challenging aspects of a virtual meeting is keeping people’s attention. It’s important to be thoughtful about how you engage attendees. The key is to sustain a continual expectation of meaningful involvement so participants don’t retr...

November 13, 2023

The future of work will not be determined by technology, but by creating the right mix of education, exposure, and experience needed to develop skills and put them to work, creating a vastly more productive workplace and economy.

November 8, 2023

Managers have tried various strategies and perks to boost employee engagement—all with little impact on long-term retention and performance. But now, neuroscience offers some answers. Through his research on the brain chemical oxytocin—shown to facil...

Professional Capabilities

April 15, 2024

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.

April 14, 2024

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

April 13, 2024

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 s...

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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