Physician Alignment: New Leadership Models for Integration

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Physician Alignment: New Leadership Models for Integration

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As healthcare reform intensifies efforts to improve care delivery and value, physician-hospital alignment has never been more strategically important.  Healthcare organizations need physicians not just to accommodate change but to lead change as care delivery is transformed. Meanwhile, incentive schemes are in flux, with effectiveness metrics starting to replace productivity goals, making physician engagement just as important as alignment of incentives.

Find out how healthcare leaders are approaching physician alignment, and get answers to key strategic questions, such as:

  • How is UnityPoint Health successfully developing physician leadership skills by utilizing a Physician Leadership Academy?
  • How are savvy organizations preparing for closer relationships with payers by modifying their goals and performance objectives, giving special attention to protocols that ensure efficient and predictable care?
  • How has Providence Health & Services strengthened alignment by expanding its hospitalist program to address the acute care needs of primary care physicians and providing tools such as integrated care management solutions?
  • How did Covenant Health drive alignment by creating a series of service lines, each of which takes into account physician engagement and needs assessment, business and clinical analytics, financial and clinical quality performance, evidence-based practice, and employed physician performance and compensation?
  • Why are improved clinical outcomes becoming as vital a concern as cost and efficiency? 
  • How does healthcare reform—the switch to value-based purchasing and the need to share risk—make effective physician alignment a strategic imperative?


This report, part of HealthLeaders' Intelligence Report Premium series, offers the latest physician alignment strategies from industry peers, including survey results drawn from the HealthLeaders Media Council, an exclusive group of 7,500 healthcare leaders. A new segmentation tool allows you to access more specific, in-depth data by setting, number of beds and sites, net patient revenue, and region.       

This month’s report includes:

  • Case studies from Covenant Health, Providence Health & Services, and UnityPoint Health
  • Analysis and key takeaways from advisors drawn from our HealthLeaders Media Council
  • Recommendations from the HealthLeaders Media research team
  • A meeting guide to share with your organization

You can use this report to:              

  • Track the latest trends in physician alignment
  • Gauge your organization's performance and progress compared to peer organizations
  • Gather insights and advice from industry experts, peer leaders, and the experiences of case study organizations
  • Access discussion questions that can aid your organization in forming strategies for quality improvement

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