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Healthcare Executive’s Governance Insights →

Healthcare Executive’s Governance Insights

Pandemic Leadership

By the time you read this, the hope is that the worst is over and the healing process is underway. Now is the time to take the long view, assess what happened and what needs to be done differently to ensure the safety of our communities in this new era, when another coronavirus may indeed be the new normal. Click here to read the full article.

January/February 2020: Mission Statements: Do They Make a Difference?

Mission statements come in all forms and sizes. Some are lengthy and thoughtful, others are short and sometimes catchy, and still others are visual and graphic. Whatever form your hospital or health system’s mission statement takes, does it really make a difference to how people in the organization perceive and perform their roles and responsibilities daily? Click here to read the full article.

September/October 2019: Doubling Down on Ambulatory Access

Strengthening the commitment to ambulatory patient access is more critical than ever for healthcare organizations striving to grow programs, expand their consumer base and bend the cost curve. Click here to read the full article.

May/June 2019: Simultaneous Short-Term and Long-Range Planning

An effective, impactful and achievable strategic plan must address immediate and long-term factors that will affect areas such as outpatient, inpatient and post-acute care; retail and physician services; and telehealth. The plan must also address issues around organizational alignment, population health, the transition from fee-for-service to value-based payment models, provider shortages, virtual and actual geographic footprint, and the potential impacts of genomic information and artificial intelligence. Click here to read the full article.

January/February 2019: The Pros and Cons of Physician Participation

Determining who should comprise the members of a governing board has become increasingly important to ensure this body has the competencies it requires. In this regard, physicians are frequently sought for board participation because they possess insights into clinical strategic planning, a familiarity with the underpinnings of quality and safety, firsthand knowledge of front-line hospital operations and an understanding of the growing difficulties of practitioner recruitment and retention. But, despite the strengths physicians bring to board membership, many governing bodies have minimal physician presence among their trustees. Click here to read the full article.

September/October 2018: Creating High-Performing Boards

Is your board performing at or close to its peak level of potential? Does your board have directors with essential capabilities and skills required to take the organization to a higher level of performance? Do you have a talent improvement plan? Are there ways to help your board members individually and collectively increase the value and effectiveness of their time and effort invested in governance? Click here to read the full article.

May/June 2018: The Board’s Role in Transformation

The Amazon, JPMorgan Chase and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. venture. Mergers. Population health. Retail medicine. Consumerism. Silicon Valley disruptors. Value, not volume. We are all too aware that the future must be “business not as usual.” Transformation and innovation are today’s watch words. But what roles does the board play in fostering such transformation? Click here to read the full article.

Academic Resources →

Academic Resources

ESnet’s Science DMZ Design Could Help Transfer, Protect Medical Research Data

This article from the Computational Research Division at the Berkeley Lab by Eli Dart and Sean Peisert describes how a Science DMZ structure can provide secure data sharing for medical research data that could aid in efforts from stopping the spread of deadly viruses to creating treatment plans for individuals.   Click here to read the full article

Helping Scientists Understand Research Cyber Risks
This University of California IT Blog article by Sean Peisert, Karen Stocks, and Von Welch discusses how anything connected to computer networks including research and open science, are vulnerable to cyber-attacks and highlights preventative measures. Click here to read the full article

Kaufman Hall →

Kaufman Hall

Kaufman Hall provides management consulting services and enterprise performance management software that help organizations solve key business issues and achieve their strategic and financial goals. Since 1985, they have been a trusted advisor to boards and executive management teams, helping them come to terms with changing industry conditions and develop and execute plans and initiatives that ensure long-term success.
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McDermott Will & Emery →

McDermott Will & Emery

McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice including extensive work in healthcare law. They understand the issues faced by corporate decision makers because many of their lawyers have held key government and in-house positions. They understand how economic, social and political issues affect operations because their lawyers have navigated the complex business and regulatory environment themselves. Outstanding client service is a cornerstone of their practice.  Click here for resources

The Nurses on Boards Coalition →

The Nurses on Boards Coalition

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and AARP joined forces to form The Nurses on Boards Coalition (NOBC) in 2014, as a direct response to the landmark 2010 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. NOBC brought together national nursing and other organizations to work at an unprecedented level toward achieving the goal to improve the health of communities and the nation, through the service of nurses on boards, by advancing at least 10,000 nurses on boards by 2020. Boards, including health related corporate, non-profit, advocacy, governance, panels, commissions, and other strategy and policy decision-making bodies increasingly benefit from the unique perspective of nurses to achieve the goals of improved health and efficient and effective healthcare systems at the local, state, and national levels.

The Nurses on Boards Coalition gratefully acknowledges a generous grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in fulfilling its mission.

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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement →

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) newly released a white paper, Framework for Effective Board Governance of Health System Quality. The Governance Institute provided resources and research to support this project, and participated in an expert panel to help develop the quality governance framework described in the paper. The IHI white paper comes with an accompanying Governance of Quality Assessment (GQA) Online Tool, which outlines specific oversight responsibilities and concrete actions trustees can take to achieve them. The purpose of the assessment is to help trustees compare what they’re doing now to what they could be doing to oversee all dimensions of health care quality.

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American Health Law Association →

American Health Law Association

Board Oversight of the Organized Medical Staff: Greater Rigor Is Needed

Practitioner credentialing is one of a hospital’s most critical tools for promoting the quality of patient care. While technically a collaboration between a hospital’s medical staff and governing body, too many boards merely rubber stamp the recommendations for practitioner privileges they receive from medical executive committees. Time and again, as scandals regarding dangerous practitioners make headlines across the country, the public has asked why hospital leadership has failed to protect patients. Click here to read the full article