Accelerated Practices for Executives

Accelerated Practices for Executives Program

For outcomes improvement efforts to be successful, visible and authentic engagement by senior leadership is essential at every stage. Working with your organization, we’ll customize a dynamic program intended to focus your senior leadership team on the improvement journey ahead. This program will introduce principles, tools, and a common language that will help your team build a strong culture of change. In addition, you will work with expert faculty to identify immediate next steps to influence change and be more effective and purposeful in achieving improved outcomes.

What topics are covered?

Depending on the needs of your organization, topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • The essential elements needed to scale outcomes improvement. Understand the essential elements needed for scalable and sustainable improvement—and learn about the challenges that occur when one or two of the elements are missing.
  • Creating a culture that accelerates change. Learn how to overcome the barriers to cultural change and enhance your capacity to exercise leadership through the adoption of adaptive leadership.
  • Aligning your organization for large-scale improvement. Explore how to align your entire organization around improvement work through organizational structure, incentives, and accountability systems.
  • Other topics. Additional topics can be customized to meet the needs of your organization.

Who should attend?    

The program is designed to support the work of senior leaders (CEO, CQO, CNO, CMO, CFO, etc.) and physician leaders.

Who are the faculty?      

Health Catalyst faculty may include Tom Burton, MBA, chief improvement officer; David Grauer, MHSA, MBA, senior VP; Jill Howe, associate director; Drew Cardon, MBA, technical operations VP; and Josh Ferguson, MN, APRN, clinical outcomes improvement director. Guest experts may include Dr. Jay Bishoff and Dr. Val Ulstad.

“The Executive Training was a great opportunity for Albany Medical Center to begin our work on reducing hospital Length of Stay. The team from Catalyst was prepared, professional, and very knowledgeable. They delivered an expertly executed training session and have prepared us to embark on this very important initiative. Our success in reducing length or stay is made possible because of our partnership with Catalyst.”

-Dennis P. McKenna, MD, System Chief Medical Officer, Senior Vice President Medical Affairs, Albany Medical Center Hospital

Preview Some of the Lessons and Principles

Do you want a better idea of what we’ll cover?

Below we’ve included a sample of articles and lessons to give you a better idea of what we’ll teach and what you’ll learn. Feel free to review and share with others.

5 Principles of Adaptive Leadership and Why It’s a Critical Skill for Healthcare Leaders

Adaptive leadership is a leadership language and conceptual framework developed by Ronald Heifetz, MD, as a way to help hardworking leaders bring about change at their organizations. By applying adaptive leadership principles, leaders can enhance their ability to work with others by seeing human behavior differently and making sense of the behaviors triggered by rapid, high-volume change. The following five principles form the framework for adaptive leadership: (1) There are two types of challenges: technical and adaptive. (2) People need a certain amount of tension to do their best work, but the amount of tension needs to be productive. (3) There is a difference between the role of authority and the exercise of leadership. (4) Work avoidance (resistance) means that people are outside the productive range of tension. (5) Reflect in action by spending time on the balcony and the dance floor.

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How to Create Change Agents Who Will Sustain those Hard-earned Healthcare Improvements

Establishing a healthcare improvement initiative is just the first step toward transformation. The real work of improvement lies in sustaining it, which is why qualified change agent are essential to meaningful progress.

Change agents are trained to lead organizations in:

  • Case for change
  • Data management
  • Change management concepts
  • Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Integration

Health Catalyst’s Accelerated Practices Program gives change agents adaptive leadership training to guide systemwide change within their organizations. They are prepared to meet technical adaptive challenges while keeping teams engaged and productive, and, importantly, to use data analysis to improve quality, cost, and patient satisfaction outcomes.

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