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  • Do You Know Who's Making the Rebar?

    In 1997, Clayton Christensen introduced “principles of disruptive innovation” in his book, The Innovator’s Dilemma. Several years later, in 2009, Christensen applied these disruptive principles to healthcare in The Innovator’s Prescription. Recent stories in numerous periodicals and newspapers have made it clear to me the disruptive process Christensen has described is ...
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  • How Do Physicians Acquire Leadership Competencies to Embrace Successful Integration

    How do physicians acquire the necessary leadership competencies to embrace successful integration? In order for physicians to participate in the integrative strategies identified in a previous blog, they must have the leadership competencies to do so. There are numerous requirements for physicians to be an effective leader, both in the clinical and administrative areas. These include: 1. ...
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  • Why Is Physician Integration So Hard To Achieve?

    In a previous blog in this series, after having presented our case supporting our belief that physician integration is a critical success factor for any hospital or health system, we asked the question – Why is physician integration so hard to achieve? It is this question that we will attempt to answer in this blog. Since the introduction of DRGs as a payment mechanism, the polarization ...
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  • Why is Physician Integration So Critical to Present and Future Success?

    Having presented a general overview in our initial blog entitled “Physician Integration: A Critical Success", it is now time for us to reflect on the first question in our four part series: Why is physician integration so critical for present and future success?” It is becoming increasingly clear today that a successful and sustainable hospital or health system will be one that ...
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  • Physician Integration: A Critical Success Factor

    A common question being raised by many of our clients working with us on their current projects is: How can we create strong physician integration with our hospital, health systems, service lines, or clinics? These varied providers we are advising all see that the degree of integration with their physicians will parallel significantly the degree of success they can achieve both presently and into ...
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