Dreaming The American Dream: Once More Around On Physician Workforce Policy

For more than half a century the devotees of public health planning in the United States have dreamed of planning the size, composition, and spatial distribution of the nation’s physician work-force so that it can meet the projected “need” for health services in an efficient and equitable manner. Undaunted by a century of failure in this regard, Kevin Grumbach’s paper, “Fighting Hand to Hand over Physician Workforce Policy,” is one more installment of this perpetual American dream. His paper leads one to wonder whether the planning he advocates could ever work—anywhere.

Tackling Family Physician Shortage

For now, Prineville has just one family doctor for every 943 residents — a staggeringly low number… The shortage of primary care physicians isn’t just in Crook County — it’s nationwide. Studies show by the year 2020, America will be short 30,000 family physicians.

Health Leaders Media Industry Survey Just Released!

Survey Summary The HealthLeaders Media Industry Survey 2010 report is based on seven concurrent surveys sent to healthcare leaders in seven segments across the industry: CEO, finance, technology, physician, health plan, marketing, and quality leaders. In addition, data has been extracted based

Finding A Group Practice Administrator

New Talent Rescues Midwest Group Case Study Summary This case study is an actual account of a Health Care Executive Search Division client engagement. Name’s have been changed to ensure the healthcare organizations ‘anonymity in today’s highly competitive marketplace. This Health Care

2009 Physician Executive Compensation Survey

Survey Summary The seventh biennial survey of ACPE members identifies key trends and factors driving today’s physician executive compensation and serves as an essential reference resource for physician executives and healthcare organizations developing leadership roles for physicians. “There is a growing need

Recruiting a Star Physician Executive

Case Study Summary The System had never had a Physician Executive from the outside and there were four internal candidates, one of whom was clearly favored by the CEO – the final decision maker in the selection process. They wanted to run

A Change of Culture for Healthcare

News Release Today the management of culture within healthcare is becoming more and more important. It is now viewed as a necessary part of the health system reform. In the United Kingdom, the National Health Service (NHS) reforms are based on the

One Room. Four Physician Executive Leaders

Questions answered. Expertise and insight on physician leadership. Article Summary Key Executive Leadership Trends in this Era of Healthcare Reform – Healthcare reform and the increasing complexity of healthcare will continue to drive the need for physicians who are effective leaders. Physician

Talent Management in a Time of Cost Management

Article Summary Healthcare organizations today are making tough decisions about how to allocate their time and money. There is no shortage of pressing needs – capital construction, technology upgrades, and facility expansion, to name a few- but fewer resources are available to