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An Insider’s Guide to Physician Engagement
An Insider’s Guide to Physician Engagement

An Insider’s Guide to Physician Engagement


121 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $34.00 (CA $46.00) (US $34.00)

Publication Date: July 2018

ISBN 9781567939194

Rights: WOR

Health Administration Press (Jul 2018)
ACHE Management Series


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Physician engagement in a hospital or health system can be powerful. It can drive culture change; it can knock down operational, financial, and strategic challenges; and it can lead to better outcomes. But in many organizations, physicians are demoralized and disengaged. Why do physicians in one hospital demonstrate ownership in improving their organization’s performance while those in another hospital show no personal commitment to organizational success? This book guides leaders in creating environments where executives and physicians jointly work toward shared goals. Concise, accessible, and packed with real-world examples, An Insider’s Guide to Physician Engagement presents a practical plan of action for healthcare executives and clinical leaders at all levels of the organization. Each chapter offers pearls of practical wisdom and shares inside tips to help leaders move from understanding to action. The author, drawing on more than two decades as a physician, health system CEO, and consultant, takes a seen-it-from-all-sides approach to topics that include the following: Busting the myths to change the culturePresenting data effectivelyLaunching cost–quality campaignsArticulating a clear visionLearning how physicians thinkEmpowering physician leadersMeasuring successPhysician engagement is both an art and a science. By uniquely addressing the challenge from the perspective of both executives and physicians, this book provides an inspiring, achievable plan for physician engagement that has been sorely lacking until now.

Author Biography

Andrew C. Agwunobi, MD, is CEO and executive vice president for health affairs at UConn Health, the University of Connecticut’s billion-dollar academic health system. Before joining UConn Health, Dr. Agwunobi—a pediatrician with a master’s degree in business administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business—served as managing director and a coleader of the Berkeley Research Group (BRG) healthcare performance improvement consulting practice. Before joining BRG, Dr. Agwunobi served as CEO of Providence Healthcare, a five-hospital system in Spokane, Washington. He earlier held the positions of president and CEO of Grady Health System in Atlanta, Georgia; president and CEO of Tenet South Fulton Hospital in East Point, Georgia; chief operating officer of the 14-hospital St. Joseph Health System in California; and secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, responsible for the state’s $16 billion healthcare administration budget. Professional honors include recognition by Georgia Trend magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians and by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the nation’s 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare. Dr. Agwunobi’s previous book, An Insider’s Guide to Physician Engagement, was published in 2018 by Health Administration Press. Books published by Health Administration Press: An Insider’s Guide to Physician Engagement An Insider’s Guide to Working With Healthcare Consultants