As hospitals and health systems seek to achieve transformational change, physicians face unique challenges, as well as opportunities. Propelled by the emergence of Accountable Care Organizations, global budgets, bundled payments and other reform initiatives, a point of consensus has emerged: the need for physician leadership at all levels within healthcare organizations.

Physician leaders need new skills to engage in the complex questions of clinical integration, performance metrics, quality, safety, business measures and population health. In addition to the standard physician core competencies, physicians must understand the full continuum of care, systems theory and information technology.

Concurrent with this technical knowledge, excellence in physician leadership requires a high level of self-awareness and a broadened set of tools focused on interpersonal communication, motivating and influencing others, managing conflict, negotiating, strategic decision making, critical thinking and championing organizational change through collaborative engagement.

To meet this need, the Healthcare Association of New York State and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University continue their successful collaboration by offering education and training in the skill sets needed to succeed as a physician leader in this rapidly changing environment.

Advanced Executive Leadership for Physicians is an intense, effective and efficient way to support the career development of physician leaders interested in evaluating and elevating their executive leadership skills. This course combines advanced learning, peer interaction and networking, and individual executive coaching connected to a Leadership Action Plan.

Advanced Executive Leadership for Physicians offers a distinctive program designed to enhance and advance an individual’s ability to lead self, others and the organization.

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS).