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Governance in the Time of Coronavirus: What governing boards should do to respond to the pandemic

Mar 20, 2020
This podcast highlights issues such as: prospective board authorizations for emergency spending and policy modifications; logistics for emergency board meetings and decision making; how boards can support and equally importantly not be a burden to management; clarifying emergency authority between system and subsidiary boards; what boards and their members should NOT do; the need for deeper executive and board succession planning; and others.

Transforming Care Delivery to Focus on Patient Outcomes: Why Boards Matter

Trustee Articles
Jan 1, 2012
In the publication, authors Joshi and Horak state that hospital trustees support hospitals’ fundamental missions to improve the health of the community. In a climate of growing concerns about the quality of health care and the amount we pay for it, trustees are called upon to oversee the transformation of the culture of the organization.

The key to new payment programs? Data management.

Oct 9, 2017
Value-based payment approaches, including Medicare’s Quality Payment Program for physicians and other eligible clinicians, tie fees and bonuses to how well providers perform on various qualit

Accelerating Progress Through Leadership Integration

Trustee Articles
Feb 14, 2019
Sustainable change requires a strategy to align improvement efforts and act on the interdependencies of four performance domains.

Streamlining the Credentialing and Privileging Process

Trustee Articles
Jun 4, 2019
The legal authority to approve, limit or deny provider credentials and privileges is a fundamental board responsibility. Organizations that centralize and standardize this process are better prepared to meet the field’s many changes and challenges.

Effective Governance of Health Systems

Apr 5, 2022
Governing a health system is different than governing a stand-alone hospital. All health system boards oversee and attempt to integrate different businesses regardless of the type of system they govern.

11 Principles for Health System Governance

Oct 14, 2021
A WellSpan Health task force developed meaningful principles that signaled a changed approach to governance at the health system.

How and Why to Increase Board Diversity

Jul 13, 2015
Board diversity has lagged behind the growth of increasingly diverse communities. This article looks at the advantage of having a diverse board and how to begin having discussions around building one and doing the work to create a diverse board.

Making Sense of the MACRA: A Primer for Trustees

Trustee Articles
Jan 1, 2017
This primer provides an overview of the MACRA law and includes questions to help boards, executives and clinical leaders discuss its impact on their organization.

Credentialing, Privileging and the Engaged Board

Trustee Articles
Sep 6, 2019
Education, preparation and collegiality can empower physician and lay member trustees to make fair and thoroughly vetted decisions.