Portland Nonprofit Trains Doctors to be Health Care Leaders


James McCarthy






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The Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership formed in 2002 to train physicians and other health care professionals to be leaders in the health care field. Physicians are eligible to take the Physician Executive Leadership Institute, where they are trained in “whole system improvement”, strategic decision-making, financial business skills, team-building skills, and health care trends. Non-physician health care professionals take the Health Leadership Development Program that focuses on topics such as behavioral health, health information technology, paying for quality health care and transforming Maine’s primary care system. Goals of the programs include improving health care and processes, improving patients’ experiences and reducing per capita costs of health care. Since the organization’s inception, health care is being transformed in Maine. The Hanley Center has been contacted by other states for help in getting similar programs started in their states. The article includes a text box that discusses how current participants are a new generation of younger physicians and health care professionals who understand the changes taking place in health care today. They are good at collaboration and are using data to identify opportunities for improvement. [image]


Health services administration, Leadership

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