Population Health Series: Leadership Competencies for Successful ACOs

Today’s healthcare system demands a strong effective leadership from physicians as it is changing from fee-for-service payment to a pay-for-performance model.

In a recent article published by Health Affairs titled “The First National Survey of ACOs Finds That Physicians Are Playing Strong Leadership and Ownership Roles” cites that 51% of ACOs were physician-led, with another 33% jointly led by physicians and hospitals. In 78% of ACOs, physicians constituted a majority of the governing board, and physicians owned 40% of ACOs.

Key Learning Points:

  • Types of Leaderships & their challenges
  • Critical Components of Leadership with examples
  • Four stages of Population Health Maturity Cycle
  • How Leadership needs change at each stage of Population Health Maturity Cycle

Speaker Profile:

Dr. Michael (Mike) Deegan is a Clinical Professor for Healthcare Leadership and & Innovation in the Naveen Jindal School of Management at The University of Texas at Dallas. Before joining the University faculty in 2012, Dr. Deegan was Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical & Quality Officer for Texas Health Resources (THR), the largest not-for-profit healthcare delivery system in North Texas. During his tenure with THR, Dr. Deegan was responsible for the organization’s internal and external quality and patient safety programs, system medical staff affairs activities for 13 wholly owned hospitals, and the THR Education & Research Institute. Prior to joining THR, Dr. Deegan served in a series of physician leadership and management positions including senior vice president and chief medical officer in another multi-hospital delivery system and as a regional chief medical officer with the Henry Ford Medical Group & Health System, where he spent 14 years as a clinician, teacher, investigator and physician manager and leader.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *