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The Governance Institute publishes signature publications that represent our most in-depth resources on the most important governance challenges. They often include new research related to core topics, as well as a range of discussion questions and potential solutions to explore.

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Focus on Finance: 10 Critical Issues for Healthcare Leadership, Second Edition

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This publication, in partnership with Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC, describes in-depth the financial concepts and integrated strategic/financial planning processes required to have a less costly and more efficient and effective healthcare delivery system. It includes points of discussion and questions for boards, senior leaders, the CFO and finance team, and the board finance committee to consider.

Author: Kenneth Kaufman
Date: May 2016


Governance across the Continuum: Leadership Accountability for Creating Healthy Communities

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This publication, in partnership with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, sets the stage for new governance and leadership responsibilities outside the four walls of the hospital. It profiles four unique organizations—HealthPartners (Bloomington, Minnesota), Genesys (Grand Blanc, Michigan), Bellin Health (Green Bay, Wisconsin), and LHC Group (Lafayette, Louisiana)— that have demonstrated new roles in the community and across the care continuum to promote health and access.

Author: Dan F. Schummers
Date: June 2014


Payment Reform, Care Redesign, and the "New” Healthcare Delivery Organization

This publication serves as an in-depth integration guide for various types of organizations at any point on the hospital–physician integration continuum. It describes the drivers of change that have brought provider organizations to this point, explains emerging payment models contributing to this drive, and explores the various models and structures for integrating physicians and hospitals.

Authors: Graham A. Brown, M.P.H., CRC, Susan K. Corneliuson, M.H.S., FACHE, Claire F. Heideman, M.H.A., Laura P. Jacobs, M.P.H., Teresa J. Koenig, M.D., M.B.A., Guy M. Masters, M.P.A., and Mary J. Witt, M.S.W.
Date: June 2012


Intentional Governance: Advancing Boards Beyond the Conventional

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A board’s primary responsibility is one of oversight. In order to conduct this important job, the board must look critically at itself, its own culture and performance, and ensure it is functioning at its peak. This publication focuses on board dynamics and culture, and a related concept we call intentional governance, which involved deliberate and intentional processes that enable the board to realize its highest potential.

Authors: Sean Patrick Murphy & Anne D. Mullaney
Date: May 2010