16 April 2013

HOW PHYSICIAN EXECUTIVES ACHIEVE BALANCE

In today’s changing healthcare market, finding a physician with both clinical and business experience and education is a top priority. Hospitals are looking for physician leaders who have the credentials needed to get involved in clinical strategy yet who can also take a seat at the executive table.

“It’s important for aspiring physician executives to achieve balance between what has already clinically been observed and the operational mindset/degree set to be obtained,” Linda Komnick said in an interview with PhysBizTech. Komnick, a consultant with more than 15 years of healthcare industry experience at Witt/Kieffer, said that there is a large demand for physicians in a leadership role, and a small number with the skill set to fill it.

To read the full interview with Komnick in PhysBizTech, visit http://www.physbiztech.com/best-practices/when-becoming-physician-executive-balance-just-imperative-mba.

What do you think the benefits are to obtaining an MBA or equivalent while in or after medical training?