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Finding [In]-Equality in [Medical and Financial Services] Executive Leadership

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Over the course of thousands of years, men have continued success in their dominant roles. However, it’s no surprise that 21st century data seems to be leaning toward the women; especially female physicians and female executives in the financial services industry.

Of course, we have written on leadership and gender differences before, on this ME-P, and in our textbooks, journal, handbooks and CDs, etc. All hve been medically focused or aimed at the financial services industry sector.

But, this infographic illustrates the overall success and independence that women have now experienced. Not only in relationships and family – but in business, medicine, finance and education – women have seen increasing gains of power.

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Understanding Healthcare Leadership Today

More Mentor – Less Administrator

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko MBA

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The organizational changes necessary for good health care entity operational performance rarely occur without some initiative on the part of management.

IOW: If you want good financial performance, you need to assert the leadership necessary to design and implement needed changes in operations management.

Healthcare Leadership Today

But, healthcare leadership today is not something that is done to people; it is something you do with them.

Today’s successful hospital executive must act more like a leader and mentor, and less like an administrator or manager.  They must create trust and collaboration to empower their professional staff, volunteers, and employees.

The Mentoring Paradigm

For some executives, this requires a fundamental shift in mindset.  This new mentoring paradigm demands a holistic approach for the total healthcare organization so that the enterprise-wide environment assists everyone to realize their full potential.  This maximization of performance is more than just a trendy business concept for leadership.

And, it is more than merely putting on a business suit and expecting results.  It is a commitment to being a transparent informed leader.  One of the elements in this shift in mindset involves information communication.  All relationships involve communication as an element of education, and healthcare leadership is no exception.  In fact, what is really enabling is the dissemination of information to all stakeholders and peers.

Assessment

In essence, the leader takes on a more communicative role and thus empowers employees to their full potential.  To successfully achieve this, the hospital, nurse or physician executive must have a clear understanding of self and consider human values relative to the role of the health organization measurements and mission.  This attention assists the executive to lead with self-confidence and to encourage differing opinions, rather than the opposite.

Remember

Leadership is the driver of all components including Healthcare Information Technology and Analysis, Strategic Planning, Human Resource Development and Management, Motivation Theory and Process Management.

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On Medical Executive Leadership Mistakes

A List of Attributes to Avoid

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko, MBA, CMP™

By Professor Hope R. Hetico, RN, MHA, CMP™

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When it comes to leadership development, executive training and self-branding, medical entrepreneurs and practitioners need to strive to avoid what John Zenger PhD and Joseph Folkman PhD describe as the 10 most common leadership shortcomings which is based on the feed back from over 11,000 leaders.

The Drawbacks

  1. Lack energy and enthusiasm
  2. Accept their own mediocre performance
  3. Lack clear vision and direction
  4. Have poor judgment
  5. Don’t collaborate
  6. Don’t follow the standards they set for others
  7. Resist new ideas
  8. Don’t learn from mistakes
  9. Lack interpersonal skills
  10. Fail to develop others.

Assessment

Note: The Daily Stat: The 10 Most Common Failures of Business Leaders, Harvard Business Publishing, June 4th, 2009.

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Events Planner: November 2010

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Welcome to this issue of the Medical Executive-Post and our Events-Planner. It contains the latest information on conferences, news, and relevant resources in healthcare finance, economics, research and development, business management, pharmaceutical pricing, and physician/entity reimbursement!  Watch for a new Events-Planner each month.

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The Business of Medical Practice [3rd Edition]

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Dear Colleagues,

As you may know, we are commencing work on the third edition of our best selling book: The Business of Medical Practice

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Accordingly, we would be honored for you to consider contributing a new or revised chapter, in your area of expertise, for a low-effort but high-yield contribution. Our goal is to help physician colleagues and management executives benefit from nationally known experts, as an essential platform for their success in the healthcare 2.0 business industry. Many topics are still available: [health accounting and costing; law, policy and administration; Medicare fraud and abuse; coding and insurance; HIT, grid and cloud computing; finance and economics, competitive models, collaboration and leadership, etc].

Support Always Available

Editorial support is available, and you would enjoy increasing subject-matter notoriety, exposure and public relations in an erudite and credible fashion. As a reader, or preferably a subscriber to the ME-P, your synergy in this space may be ideal. Time line for submission of a 5,000-7,500 word chapter is ample, and in a prose writing style that is “wide, not deep.” 

A Health 2.0 Initiative

And, be sure to address health 2.0 modernity. Update chapters from the second edition are also available. 

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Please contact me for more details, if interested. A best selling-book is rare; while a third-edition volume even more so. Join us in this project. Regardless, we trust you will remain apostles of our core ME-P vision, “uniting medical mission and financial profit margin”, promoting it whenever possible.

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Our Print-Journal Preface

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As Managing Editor of a two volume – 1,200 pages – premium quarterly print journal, I am often asked about our Preface.

A Two-Volume Guide

As so, our hope is that Healthcare Organizations: [Financial Management Strategies] will shape the hospital management landscape by following three important principles.

What it is – How it works

1. First, we have assembled a world-class editorial advisory board and independent team of contributors and asked them to draw on their experience in economic thought leadership and managerial decision making in the healthcare industrial complex. Like many readers, each struggles mightily with the decreasing revenues, increasing costs, and high consumer expectations in today’s competitive healthcare marketplace. Yet, their practical experience and applied operating vision is a source of objective information, informed opinion, and crucial information for this manual and its quarterly updates.

2. Second, our writing style allows us to condense a great deal of information into each quarterly issue.  We integrate prose, applications and regulatory perspectives with real-world case models, as well as charts, tables, diagrams, sample contracts, and checklists.  The result is a comprehensive oeuvre of financial management and operation strategies, vital to all healthcare facility administrators, comptrollers, physician-executives, and consulting business advisors.

3. Third, as editors, we prefer engaged readers who demand compelling content. According to conventional wisdom, printed manuals like this one should be a relic of the past, from an era before instant messaging and high-speed connectivity. Our experience shows just the opposite.  Applied healthcare economics and management literature has grown exponentially in the past decade and the plethora of Internet information makes updates that sort through the clutter and provide strategic analysis all the more valuable. Oh, it should provide some personality and wit, too! Don’t forget, beneath the spreadsheets, profit and loss statements, and financial models are patients, colleagues and investors who depend on you.ho-journal9

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Assessment

Rest assured, Healthcare Organizations: [Financial Management Strategies] will become an important peer-reviewed vehicle for the advancement of working knowledge and the dissemination of research information and best practices in our field. In the years ahead, we trust these principles will enhance utility and add value to your subscription. Most importantly, we hope to increase your return on investment [ROI] in some small increment.

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Of Hospital CXOs

Benchmarks versus Hunches

By Dr. David Edward Marcinko; MBA, CMP™

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By Hope Rachel Hetico; RN, MHA, CMP™

Managing Editor

As administrators and physician-executives, we have often wondered about the managerial thought processes of some former hospital CXOs.

Our History in Georgia

For example, since arriving in Atlanta in the early 1980s, we have seen more than a dozen hospitals and five free-standing outpatient treatment centers shuttered due to fiscal insolvency.  Included among the closures were urban and suburban entities, as well as private and public organizations following both profit and not-for-profit business models. 

The recent public plight of Grady Memorial Hospital, our only Level III trauma center, is another good illustration. And, there seems to be no commonality among the casualties. 

CXO Hunches

We can only surmise that these healthcare organizations were run according to CXO “hunches” regarding cash flow analysis, revenue augmentation and cash conversion cycles, etc.

If true, this reinforces our belief that, although providing high-quality medical care remains the primary concern of all healthcare organizations, profitability does matter … and the maxim “no margin, no mission” still applies. 

CXO Benchmarks

Fortunately, we are better informed today as real [entity specific] business benchmarks – not best guesses – can be used to help us make wiser strategic and more profitable financial decisions for almost any healthcare organization.  

Assessment

Therefore, we are grateful for the opportunity to edit this blog’s companion print journal guide, Healthcare Organizations [Financial Management Strategies] www.HealthcareFinancials.com

It’s a behemoth at 1,200 pages – in 2 volumes – and produced in arm’s length fashion by iMBA, Inc www.MedicalBusinessAdvisors.com

We trust you, and your healthcare organization, will review, use and profit by it.

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Conclusion

Let benchmarks, this blog, and Healthcare Organizations: [Financial Management Strategies] take precedence over your gut in guiding your decisions.

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