Now is an important time for effective physician and clinical leadership for all practices. A strong and thriving culture requires physician leadership, engaged providers, and financial discipline. We aim to provide formal leadership training for physicians which will create a community of physician leaders who are confident, skilled, and well networked. Our goal is to ensure the long-term success of providers and for them to recapture their joy in the practice of medicine.
Continuing Medical Education Accreditation
Sponsored by the Oregon Medical Association for up to 30 ACCME Category 1 credits
Through ten evening sessions lasting approximately 2.5 hours each, and reading assignments in between sessions, we will cover “hard” and “soft” skills for effective physician leadership including:
How to read an Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Statement of Cash Flows
How to read (and create) spreadsheets, proformas, business plans, and return on investment calculations
Basics of payor contracting, reimbursement, and provider compensation strategies
Understanding revenue streams and value-based reimbursement
The importance of compliance and audits
Understanding and mitigating business risk.
Personal Leadership and Development
Understanding strengths and blind spots through leadership development tools
Managing difficult relationships, improving communication style, and building influence
Understanding the importance of group dynamics and creating a high performing team
Creating a culture of inclusivity and diversity
The importance of expressing appreciation, appropriate vulnerability, and transparency
Managing Physicians' Performance
How to have difficult and crucial conversations with physicians, providers and staff
Managing disruptive physician behavior
Managing conflict and leading physicians through change
Recruiting and Employee Management
How to present the practice well during the interview process
Do’s and Don’ts during the interviewing process
Managing employees for performance and employment laws
Quality and Culture of Safety
Defining and improving quality outcomes
Improving systems of care for better quality and financial outcomes
Peer review to improve quality of care
Creating a culture of safety that permeates the organization
Creating a culture of performance and accountability through transparency
With thanks to our sponsors for their commitment to physician leaders.
Physician leadership can often feel lonely, so this format will also provide a network of leaders who will learn from one another, and drive collaboration of medical groups in the community.
Schedule: Cohorts being formed continuously
New cohorts are being added depending on demand
Ideal cohort size is 12-15 and no more than 18
Tuition: $5500 per individual physician
Subscription for clinics with multi-year or multi-participant commitment: $5,000 per year per physician
Maximum of five physicians from any one organization in any cohort
If a group wants eight or more physicians in the program, a special cohort can be created
Minimum attendance required is eight out of ten sessions, all sessions recorded via Zoom
We highly encourage in-person attendance
Participants may attend a maximum of four sessions via Zoom
HOW TO ENROLL
To schedule your admissions interview, or to learn more about additional faculty, call (971) 256-7900.
Ms. Arena is the Managing Partner of Health e Practices, LLC and the author of Physician Heal Thy Financial Self. She is a successful entrepreneur, having co-founded GreenField Health in 2000, and Health e Practices in 2010, both of which she grew into multi-million dollar businesses. She has extensive experience in the business of outpatient medicine, having run medical groups of varying sizes and ownership configurations over the past thirty years. She has led the de novo start up of more than 75 medical practices in multiple states, and has deep experience with concierge medicine, revenue cycle management and strategic and succession planning. She earned her Fellowship from the American College of Medical Practice Executives in 1999.
She derives a great deal of professional satisfaction from walking with clients through critical transitions in their practices to assure that their businesses thrive. She and the Health e Practices team work daily to transform the business of medicine one practice at a time. She has a passion for convening groups of leaders in the community to share learning and improve health care as a whole.
CRAIG WRIGHT, MD
Dr. Wright is a seasoned physician leader and consultant who specializes in physician alignment, clinical integration strategies and leadership development. He has held many leadership roles, including having been a senior physician executive in an $18 billion health system and Chief Medical Officer at The Portland Clinic. Throughout his 27 years with the health system, he performed roles with increasing responsibility, culminating in overseeing a medical group encompassing more than 5,000 providers, and with account ability for quality, population health, and innovation in the clinical setting. He has focused on turnaround work for several groups, and on developing physician leaders. To that end, he has an active coaching practice for executives and clinical leaders from across the country.
Dr. Wright practiced primary care for more than a decade in Seattle, WA. He earned his medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in 1991, and then went on to serve as an Associate Professor. He serves on several community and nonprofit boards, and is active in the community. He has a passion for developing physician leaders to better serve the next generation of patients.
Steve has been in the healthcare field for 33 years, 26 of which have been in consulting with Booz, Allen & Hamilton; Abt Associates; and his own firms—Franey & Associates Consulting, Inc. and Franey, Thompson & Associates, Inc. The range of his work includes strategic planning, business start-up and development, clinical integration, governance & organization structuring, organizational development, operations assessment, quality and performance improvement, compensation system modeling and design, leadership development and training, and financial planning. Steve has served as a chief operating officer of a hospital, been a chief executive officer of a large multi-specialty clinic, been a nursing home administrator.
Steve is a graduate of Occidental College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Chemistry. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago in Hospital Administration and Finance.
Joe Carlisle is an experienced business litigator that regularly represents clients in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate level. His practice is focused on business and property disputes, as well as emerging businesses, small business transactions, leases and business advice. Joe’s diverse background has included representing clients in business disputes, real estate matters, healthcare matters, breach of contract and fraud claims, and anti-trust and RICO litigation. In recent years, he has specialized in business start-ups, shareholder disputes, healthcare and veterinary business sectors, and advising long term care companies with their collection matters within the complex regulatory framework that they operate. Joe’s diverse background has included representing clients in business disputes, real estate matters, healthcare matters, breach of contract and fraud claims, and anti-trust and RICO litigation. In recent years, he has specialized in business start-ups, shareholder disputes, healthcare and veterinary business sectors, and advising long term care companies with their collection matters within the complex regulatory framework that they operate. He has represented local, regional, national and international businesses and associations, and also appeared before a variety of administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals.
Joe’s litigation record exemplifies his commitment to his clients, having successfully defeated anti-trust, securities fraud, Stark law, Medicare fraud and Qui-Tam claims.
Joe represents his clients with the dedication, knowledge and understanding necessary to navigate through difficult circumstances in a cost-effective manner.