Academic journal article Journal of Healthcare Management

Editorial

Academic journal article Journal of Healthcare Management

Editorial

Article excerpt

This issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management presents research findings on the cost of prophylactic antibiotic use after cleftlip and lip adhesion procedures and designing financial systems for coordinated care organizations. It shares perspectives on the value of physician leaders and how to time the transition from volume to value. Finally, it presents the winning student essays from the 2016 ACHE Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management.

Our interview is with Eric S. Weaver, FACHE, the 2016 recipient of ACHE's Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year. Mr. Weaver shares his career experiences in healthcare administration, stressing the importance of taking risks and learning everything one can as a young careerist. As president of the Central Texas market for Innovista Health Solutions based in Austin, he also shares insights about accountable care organization (ACO) performance.

Our physician leadership columnist is John Byrnes, MD, president and CEO of Byrnes Group LLC. Dr. Byrnes reveals the substantial savings that even part-time physician leaders can help an organization realize by managing key clinical outcomes. Our Value-Based Care columnists are James J. Pizzo and Andrew S. Cohen of Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC. They focus on organizational readiness to participate in value-based care and payment models. Mr. Pizzo and Mr. Cohen share key findings, including the need for fully engaged physicians and meaningful physician incentives, as well as the development and implementation of patientcentered care models.

JHM congratulates this year's student essay winners. Savanna B. Williams, a student at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, is the first-place winner in the undergraduate division of the 2016 ACHE Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management. She offers a plan for maximizing shared savings in ACOs. Rebin Zikhani, MD, a recent graduate of Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania, is the first-place winner in the graduate division of the competition. …

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