3 Keys to U.S. Health System Success in the 2020s

3 Keys to U.S. Health System Success in the 2020s

Strengthening Leadership in Healthcare Organizations

Healthcare in the United States is in flux. As health systems are transitioning from fee-to-service to value-based care, organizations face 2 critical challenges as they adapt to the new healthcare landscape: deciding how to change and then effectively implementing that change.

In this unpredictable climate, leadership development is no longer a “nice to have.” Leading an organization through change is famously difficult. But it can be done. It’s critical, therefore, that healthcare organizations invest in leadership development focused on the specific challenges that the U.S. health system faces.

3 Critical Capabilities for Transformational Leadership in Healthcare

To be successful, health systems must view leadership as a result of collaborative behaviors at all levels, both inside their organization and throughout their communities, whether it’s a single clinic, a hospital or health system, or a community network of providers, employers, patients, and other stakeholders. Leadership in healthcare organizations excel by focusing on the following 3 critical capabilities:

1. Fostering an interprofessional collaborative practice as your clinical cultural operating system. 

Collaboration and learning from others must become the norm for physicians, nurses, and other clinicians.

2. Embracing equity, diversity, and inclusion. 

Cultural competence skills are must-haves to provide compassionate care, improve access and outcomes, and achieve equity.

3. Encouraging boundary-spanning behavior beyond the institution. 

Working beyond traditional boundaries is imperative as health systems seek to build high-impact healthcare collaborations alongside public health organizations, independent clinicians, and others in the community.

In this paper, you’ll discover a more in-depth discussion of the 3 key transformational changes that are essential for healthcare service organizations to embrace as we move into 2020 and beyond. Most American healthcare systems are going through an evolution — a slow and often difficult transformation. Cultures are changing and adapting, paying more attention to multi-disciplinary collaborations, community partnerships, and the delivery of equitable care. Piece by piece, they’re creating the new systems and leadership capabilities they’ll need to thrive in the coming decades.

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October 26, 2019
About the Author(s)
Nick Hines
Nick is the former lead of CCL’s Healthcare Vertical team and was responsible for developing a laser-focused business, sales, research, and marketing approach to CCL’s role in meeting the demands of the industry, as well as driving culturally competent patient care models where the healthcare industry and leadership development intersect. He holds a BS in Biology from Virginia State University, an MSc in Biomedical Science from Eastern Virginia Medical School, and an MBA from Averett University.

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