CPPH Guest Lecture - The Medical Guild and Evolving Challenges of Healthcare Delivery
Centre for Public Policy and Health Guest Lecture
The Medical Guild and Evolving Challenges of Healthcare Delivery
Mary Jane Kornacki and Jack Silversin, Amicus consulting, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Healthcare delivery is challenged – in similar ways – across most developed countries. Cost continues to rise despite numerous attempts at payment reform, populations are aging, care is too often unsafe and not integrated all the while patients and families have higher expectations.
The hands directing most cost and quality reforms belong to the payers. Physicians are feeling less like agents and more like victims of various incentive schemes, credentialing requirements, regulatory demands. Demoralised physicians aren’t the most flexible, creative problem-solvers.
How did we get here and what’s to be done? This free seminar explores how long-standing societal expectations of the medical profession have been reinforced in doctors’ socialization and the impact of these on individual doctors’ and the professions embrace of change efforts.
The seminar will explore these topics and describe two healthcare consultants experience helping organisations develop explicit and reciprocal expectations as a way to engage doctors in change. Time will be allotted for discussion and interaction.