Many healthcare leaders recognize that in an ever-evolving landscape, physician engagement is no longer a luxury but a necessity. Highly engaged physicians help their organizations navigate changing delivery and payment models, improve clinical outcomes, and meet patient demands for better access to safe, quality care. Yet, understanding what physician engagement truly is—and how you can successfully implement it—can be confounding. Enhanced Physician Engagement, Volume 1: What Is It, Why You Need It, and Where to Begin looks at physician engagement as a strategic and tactical priority. Drawing on more than 40 years of healthcare leadership and management experience, editor Carson F. Dye starts by offering a focused definition of engagement and explaining why physicians should play an active role in governance, leadership, and management. He shares two models to help you understand the book’s foundational concepts and visualize what physician engagement can look like in your own organization. In the book’s following chapters, recognized physician leaders provide personal viewpoints on what successful physician engagement is, share their approaches to developing strategy, and define the role of enhanced collaborations and partnerships. Topics include: diversity and inclusion; conflict resolution; physician burnout; and economic factors that affect engagement.
“What does successful physician engagement look like?” is a question many healthcare organizations are asking today. Through its conceptual framework, this book gives you a map for starting your journey to find the answer. The book’s companion volume, Enhanced Physician Engagement, Volume 2: Tools and Tactics for Success, is the how-to guide that shows you the way.
About the Author
Carson F. Dye, FACHE, president and CEO of Exceptional Leadership LLC, is a seasoned consultant with more than 40 years of leadership and management experience. He has served as an executive search consultant and partner with Witt/Kieffer, TMP Worldwide, and LAI/Lamalie Associates. Prior to these roles, he was partner and director of Findley Davies’s healthcare consulting division in Toledo, Ohio. He has 20 years of experience in healthcare administration, serving in executive-level positions at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Clermont Mercy Hospital in Cincinnati, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dye has been a regular faculty member for the American College of Healthcare Executives since 1987 and has presented workshops for 40 state and local hospital associations. He has written 10 other books, all published by Health Administration Press, including three James A. Hamilton Book of the Year Award winners: The Healthcare Leader’s Guide to Actions, Awareness, and Perception; Developing Physician Leaders for Successful Clinical Integration; and Leadership in Healthcare: Values at the Top. Other notable titles include Exceptional Leadership: 16 Critical Competencies for Healthcare Executives and Winning the Talent War: Ensuring Effective Leadership in Healthcare. Dye received his BA from Marietta College and his MBA from Xavier University.