Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) June 24, 2014
“The success or failure of continued healthcare reform depends on the willingness and ability of physicians to transform how they practice medicine,” according to a new white paper from PYA. “Transformers: Enabling Physicians to Lead Healthcare Delivery System Reform” identifies three key competencies physicians need most in our evolving healthcare system:
1. Leadership—assuming responsibility for building collaborative partnerships with other providers and payers.
2. Consumer engagement—counseling and supporting patients in cost evaluation and treatment options.
3. Population health—identifying and classifying high-risk/rising-risk patients; developing processes to track patients in their care plans; linking patients to community resources to improve and maintain health.
As medical schools’ curricula often do not address these competencies, PYA has designed a Physician Leadership Academy that fills in the gaps and prepares physicians to lead the charge in healthcare transformation. Under the direction of PYA Principal, Kent Bottles, MD, the Academy offers 12 modules that cover quality and patient safety, leadership, regulation, cross-disciplinary team building, population management, systems thinking, finance, information technology, payment reform, strategic planning, and project management.
For more information about PYA’s approach to developing these physician competencies, contact Kent Bottles or David McMillan at PYA, (800) 270-9629.
About PYA - Ranked by “Modern Healthcare” as the nation’s 10th largest privately held healthcare consulting firm, PYA serves clients in 48 states from offices in Atlanta, Kansas City, Knoxville, Nashville, and Tampa Bay. PYA and its affiliate companies - Realty Trust Group, PYA Waltman Capital, Healthcare Horizons Consulting Group, and PYA Analytics - have more than 270 employees.