While the story NCHL, GE tag team execs stresses components of the actual agreement between the National Center for Healthcare Leadership and GE Healthcare to launch an institute to educate and develop healthcare leadership, it misses the bigger picture.
The healthcare industry is in the throes of a revolution, driven by a tech-savvy public that can access information about treatment options and quality of care with the click of a mouse, as well as mounting public pressure for better returns on our nations huge healthcare investments. We need to do a better job arming our current executives and the next generation of healthcare leaders with proven methods to adapt and embrace changes that are vital to our collective success.
Developing leaders who can move beyond traditional management approaches and create a culture of accountability and excellence will drive and sustain quality in areas of care, efficiency, safety and access. While the agreement between NCHL and GE does boost exposure for both organizations management products, as the article states, the launch of the Institute for Transformational Healthcare Leadership can more importantly provide an invaluable educational resource for a great majority of your readers.
Michael DowlingPresident and chief executive officerNorth Shore-Long Island Jewish Health SystemGreat Neck, N.Y.Vice chairmanNational Center for Healthcare Leadership