Healthcare Groups Pool Digital Resources to Improve Leadership Collaboration

By / Apr 24, 2019 (Cecilie_Arcurs/E+/Getty Images Plus)

Two major healthcare groups have launched Leadership Evolve, a multimedia content initiative that aims to improve collaboration among leaders in medical facilities.

The website for Leadership Evolve, a joint initiative of two healthcare associations, lays out its main thesis right up top: “To achieve great outcomes, leadership must evolve.”

Developed by the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) and the American Hospital Association (AHA), Leadership Evolve offers a digital storehouse where healthcare leaders can find resources curated from the collections of the two organizations. The multimedia content focuses on two separate strategies for improving medical facility leadership: so-called dyad leadership (the concept of teaming administrative leaders with clinical leaders in a healthcare environment) and workplace well-being.

In a news release, AHA Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Jay Bhatt spoke of the need to improve collaboration by “building a common language for leadership and fostering a culture of shared values across clinical and administrative leadership.”

“Leadership Evolve represents a combined effort to prepare contemporary healthcare leaders to transform the current delivery system and the workforce to meet the demands of an ever-changing field,” he said.

Peter Angood, MD, president and CEO of AAPL, echoed that point: “The only way physician leaders can truly transform the delivery and quality of healthcare is to transform leadership in healthcare,” he said.

The resources, which are free to users, include videos, articles, and podcasts. Professionals can use an interactive checklist to prioritize the content that is most relevant to them.

AAPL and AHA say the initiative will be expanded in the coming year to include resources on population health.

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