9 must-reads for healthcare leaders

Culture. Productivity. Strategy. Execution. These ideas will never go out of style for hospital and health system leaders.

The following leadership articles were published by Becker's Hospital Review in the last week.

1. 5 physician executive MBA programs & 38 MD/MBA programs to know
Physicians are increasingly seeking out additional management and business education. Here are five MBA and executive leadership programs designed for physicians, including the length and tuition.

2. Creating a new C-level role? 5 questions to consider ahead of time
The transition to value-based healthcare in the U.S. is driving a shift in talent requirements throughout all levels of hospitals and health systems. Many organizations are spotting need in the C-suite, especially, for new roles to focus on emerging aspects of the hospital business. 

3. Watch for these 10 books on leadership in 2017
Does your New Year's resolution list include working on your leadership skills? The Washington Post searched through publishers' lists and asked for suggestions from authors and professors who are experts on the intricacies of leadership, including Daniel Pink and Bob Sutton, PhD, to compile a list of 10 upcoming leadership reads.

4. The hospital executive's star rating playbook: The 5-point guide to improving your rating
In late July, CMS unveiled the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on its Hospital Compare website. The rating system combines 64 public measures into a single, one-to-five star rating. CMS rated 3,617 hospitals on the star scale. Only 102 hospitals received five stars, the highest rating, while 129 hospitals received one star, the lowest rating. The others fell somewhere in between.

5. Remaining independent and competitive in today's healthcare environment: 5 questions with Marin General CEO Lee Domanico
Lee Domanico, who currently serves as CEO of Greenbrae, Calif.-based Marin Healthcare District and Marin General Hospital, helped the hospital transition from a large system to become a successful freestanding facility. He oversaw Marin General's recent process of raising $400 million in public funding for recapitalization and led the hospital to break ground on a new facility in July. With bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial engineering, Mr. Domanico previously served as CEO of Mountain View, Calif.-based El Camino Hospital.

6. Key trends and concepts about population health for physicians
While there are many definitions of population health, or the "health outcomes of a group of people" the terms places emphasis on the determinants of health and the interventions to elevate overall health status. Population health is often used interchangeably with public health to describe the activities conducted by governmental public health agencies, community and national organizations to improve the health of a community. 

7. Why people skills matter again
Social skills have made a comeback in the labor market in the 2000s compared to the mid-1980s and 1990s, according to a new working paper published by The National Bureau of Economic Research and featured by FiveThirtyEight.com.

8. Former HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt: 5 healthcare policy projections under Trump
Former HHS secretary and former governor of Utah Michael Leavitt offered his view on the future of the ACA during a radio show called "Conversations on Health Care."

9. How to approach building your legacy
Leaving a legacy is one of the most powerful things a leader can do in his or her career and life. Legacies enable leaders to influence the future viability of an organization and its culture, even after they are gone.

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