The health care system in the US is experiencing deep shifts in everything from payment systems to technology, inpatient to outpatient care, disease focus to wellness focus, fragmented care to integrated care. The recent Deloitte Center for Health Solutions 2015 Survey of US Health System CEOs summarized their current needs due to decreasing financial margins and an increasing pace and uncertainty of required transformative change.
The study states that two significant areas of focus are needed to meet healthcare challenges today: Leadership Talent and Technology. In addition, Gallup studies demonstrate that managers account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores. Innovative and visionary leaders are needed to guide this transformation.
Leaders must be able to navigate the pace and process of change. Change is needed due to fragmentation of care and communication, a focus on treating diseases rather than prevention and wellness, a lack of patient engagement and not treating patients as whole persons.
We understand this need for profound change and know what it takes to achieve this transformation in healthcare delivery: it takes a new vision, high performing collaborative interdisciplinary teams with practitioners serving in new roles, and operational systems linked to an Electronic Health Record. Leaders must facilitate teamwork as practice patterns change and new patient care models are developed.
Healthcare leaders are even more effective when partnering with an Executive/Leadership Coach, as they are guided to have greater impact in less time, critical to meeting today’s fast-paced, ever-changing demands. Linnea is extremely effective at coaching leaders as she understands leadership roles and organizational transition processes, and listens in order to ask essential questions of leaders so that they can be their best while achieving healthy organizational outcomes.