Book Explores How Physicians Can Use Innovation to Fix Health Care

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The American Association for Physician Leadership® has released its newest publication: How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One innovation at a time, by New York Times best-selling author Chris Trimble.

The American Association for Physician Leadership® has released its newest publication: How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One innovation at a time, by New York Times best-selling author Chris Trimble.

The book examines how today’s physicians can foster a culture of innovation in health care by building positive change and nurturing multi-disciplinary teams.

“While researching and shadowing physicians for this book, I came to understand how physicians can innovate and change the way health care is delivered and improve value,” Trimble said. “Doing so will require the mobilization of tens of thousands of physician innovators, and this book serves as a call to action for those men and women in health care to help show them how it can be done at every level.”

Trimble presents the case that physician and non-physician leaders can work to fix health care by building small teams that share ideas and spread best practices. He cites real-life examples of how small innovations are improving health care across the country and explains how all physicians can achieve similar success. At some level within society, all physicians are considered leaders.

“Chris applied his thorough research to create a book that opens the door to how physicians, as leaders, are innovating in their workplaces every day,” said Peter Angood, MD, FACS, FRCS(C), MCCM, president and CEO of the American Association for Physician Leadership®. “I feel confident that any physician reading this book will find something in its pages they can relate to and then take back to their practice, organization or community in order to effect positive change by improving how they lead and solve challenges.”

The book is available for purchase on the association’s website at http://www.physicianleaders.org/fix.

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About the American Association for Physician Leadership®
The American Association for Physician Leadership® is the oldest and largest professional organization solely dedicated to providing leadership education and management training for the physician workforce. Since its founding in 1975 as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), the primary focus of the association has been to provide superior education and training for physicians of all types and encouraging them to assume more active roles within leadership and management opportunities of the global health care industry. Beyond the thousands of physicians who receive training annually, the organization has grown an active membership - including chief executive officers, chief medical officers, vice-presidents of medical affairs and other leadership physicians who are located in more than 45 different countries. The expanding portfolio of the association includes more than 100 courses, numerous certificate programs, four Masters degree programs, a doctorate program in leadership being developed and deep layers of a specialized career support program customized for physicians. All physicians can be considered leaders, at some level. Learn more online at physicianleaders.org, by email at info(at)physicianleaders(dot)org, on Twitter at @physicianslead or call 800-562-8088.

American Association for Physician Leadership®
400 North Ashley Drive
Tampa, Florida, 33602
800-562-8088
info(at)physicianleaders(dot)org

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