Designed for easy reference, this concise manual provides hospital board members and executives with practical guidance on how to become actively engaged in the transformation of their organization. It focuses on how the healthcare industry as a whole is transforming and stresses the importance of having board members who are knowledgeable and skilled enough to provide leadership during this time of great opportunity.
This manual is ideal for orienting new board members and for providing more experienced members with insight on key issues. It supplies a list of questions to ask stakeholders that will facilitate engagement and ultimately encourage participation. Each of the chapters is organized around action steps referred to as Top Healthcare Transformers. These are designed to disseminate best practices, build organizational quality, establish transparency, and develop the culture and leadership needed to facilitate change that is intelligent and progressive. Each of those 10 chapters includes –
A concluding chapter provides the overall governance engagement checklist—the things to do to make certain that board members and senior colleagues are engaged and prepared to lead your organization’s transformation.
Includes a foreword by John R. Combes, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer, Center for Healthcare Governance
Hospital board members today have a responsibility to understand the healthcare environment. This book is a must read for board members and hospital executives.
— David Shulkin, MD, President and CEO, Beth Israel Medical Center
The safety and quality of the care delivered in a hospital is the number one responsibility of each and every Board member and the significance of this cannot be underestimated as it sets the tone for the entire organization. This important book provides hospital leaders and Boards key information for that dialogue.
— Diane C. Pinakiewicz, MBA, President, National Patient Safety Foundation
This book is a ‘must-read’ resource for Hospital Management Teams and Board members. The content is supported by extensive knowledge and practical current experience of the authors.
— Alexander (Rusty) Sloan, MD, MACP, Lt. General, USAF, Retired
This book makes an important and invaluable contribution to elevating Board performance in quality and safety.
—John R. Combes, MD, President and CEO, Center for Healthcare Governance
Introduction: Current Challenges in Healthcare Quality
Your Duty: Need for Transformational Change and Leadership
Healthcare Transformer 10: Reliably Implement the Tried and True
Healthcare Transformer 9: Disseminate Best Practices
Healthcare Transformer 8: Build Organizational Quality Improvement Capability
Healthcare Transformer 7: Patient-Centeredness
Healthcare Transformer 6: Care Coordination
Healthcare Transformer 5: Health InformationTechnology
Healthcare Transformer 4: Transparency
Healthcare Transformer 3: Payment Reform
Healthcare Transformer 2: Culture
Healthcare Transformer 1: Leadership
Conclusion: The Governance Engagement Checklist