DDI’s Debra Walker examines how U.S. healthcare organizations are grappling with coordinating services along the continuum of care across multiple system entities so that patients get the best and seamless care possible. Industry innovators are taking a “systemness” approach to align interdependent entities.
One of the keys to success is clinical integration. This move to systemness calls for a new kind of leader. This article defines their role and what skills and behaviors they will need to succeed. She concludes, “To keep abreast—and ahead—of all the dynamic changes, organizations need to build new leadership profiles rooted in the context of systemness, mitigate the risks of selection via assessment, and accelerate leader growth with reinforced formal learning.
This article appeared in the November 2016 issue of TD magazine, and was written by Debra Walker, VP, Health Care Practice, DDI.