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Physician Alignment

I recently participated in a small conference devoted to “physician alignment in the academic medical center.” The meeting was sponsored by a health care consulting firm, and drew about a dozen participants from around the country. The title refers to ways in which academic centers figure out how to work with their traditionally autonomous if not completely independent physicians to advance the institutional mission. An informal format allowed us to share (war) stories from our respective institutions and learn from each other. The ground rules included confidentiality (“what happens in Nashville stays in Nashville”), so I won’t disclose any specifics, but a few themes emerged that are worth sharing.
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