Physicians are highly specialized professionals educated in medicine and key-actors in hospital organization. However, working in complex healthcare organizations requires significantly more than just specialized medical skills. The rapidly changing field of the current healthcare industry and the complexity of hospitals demand that physicians also engage in leadership and management.
The hospital environment is evolving according to the shifting needs of patients. An aging population, chronic pathology, and multi-morbidity results in an evolution from cure- to care-based and patient centralized healthcare. Moreover, the healthcare environment currently faces significant financial hurdles. Long-term care has risen over the past few decades and is expected to increase in the coming years. New medical technologies improve diagnosis and treatment, but also increase spending in healthcare. Wise budget use in combination with operational performance and creating a culture of value-based decision-making is undeniably a key goal for current leading physicians. This evolution increases complexity on several fronts and calls for an open mindset, which means that operational excellence, lean management, and business intelligence must form the solid foundation for ongoing improvements in clinical and service quality. Several strategic challenges also dot the landscape of hospital caregivers targeting mergers and consolidation of hospital geographical networks.
Hospitals need talented, educated and engaged physicians as leaders and managers to include nurturing a culture that embraces a clear vision and strategy to provide accessible, affordable, high-quality and safe patient care. There is a growing demand for trained physicians in leadership and management, which will only intensify in the future.
In this setting, Update in Medical Management will provide customized hight quality education (state-of-the-art lectures, workshops, interactive debates,..) in overall healthcare leadership and management. These insights from international rewarded and experienced faculty members are essential to react and adapt to upcoming healthcare changes and for the provision of quality care.