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 Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned: Stories from Women in Medical Management


Women physicians now comprise 50 percent or more of most U.S. medical school classes. Yet relatively few fill the most senior management positions within the health care system.

In "Lessons Learned: Stories from Women in Medical Management," editor and author, Deborah Shlian, MD, MBA, profiles 24 exceptional female physicians who have defied the odds. At a time when most agree that the U.S. health care delivery system needs fundamental change, this book makes the case for talented women physician executives to be among those leading the way. 


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Taming Disruptive Behavior

Disruptive behavior can happen in any workplace, but when it hits health care organizations, it can have dramatic impacts on patient care. In this definitive book by two expert therapists who’ve studied all aspects of disruptive behavior, you’ll learn not only how to recognize it, but also practical ways to deal with it. Taming Disruptive Behavior is a must-have book for health care professionals. 



Leading Physician Through Change (2nd edition)

The authors of ACPE’s newly updated book offer a proven technique for overcoming physician resistance and moving an organization forward.

The change management framework described in the book is built on theories from social science research and two decades of consulting to physician organizations on issues of leadership, culture, change implementation, and organizational performance.

The book contains more than 20 personal accounts of successful application of the framework, as well as hands-on tools at the end of each chapter that allow you to immediately use the framework to assess your organization’s readiness for change.


Credentialing & Privileging for Accountable Care

Credentialing & Privileging for Accountable Care

Written by a nationally known expert on credentialing and privileging, this book answers the credentialing needs of over 40,000 US hospitals as they scramble to implement a more robust credentialing process and meet the requirements of accountable care.

This must-read book looks at all aspects of the credentialing and privileging processes including: corporate responsibility, duty of care, negligent credentialing, regulatory requirements. It also examines and shares implementation ideas for measuring credentialing programs covering topics such as outcomes measures, efficiency measures, patient-centered measures and specialty-specific measures.