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 explores workforce issues and market trends in for-profit and nonprofit healthcare environments. The interview, columns, and research articles highlight physician and nurse engagement and retention strategies, as well as recent market trends related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act. We hope that the perspectives and research findings will help readers evaluate and implement evidence-based business strategies in their organizations.

Our interview with Peter S. Fine, FACHE, president and CEO of Banner Health in Phoenix, Arizona, provides insights about managing and leading in today's complex healthcare environment. Mr. Fine shares his thoughts on the leadership skills needed in an era of change, strategies for growth and sustainability in a shared-risk environment, and physician engagement and burnout. He also describes Banner Health's broad-based menu of opportunities for physicians to interact with the organization as they wish.

John W. Henson, MD, FACHE, our Physician Leadership columnist, examines the causes of physician dissatisfaction and burnout. He suggests that the problem of burnout should be redefined as one of low engagement and stresses the critical role that physician leaders play in engaging physicians to prevent burnout.

In our Value-Based Care column, Tawnya Bosko, DHA, and Bridget Gulotta, RN, describe ways to engage physicians and provider networks in improving care across the continuum.

The federal government grants a special tax-exemption status to some nonprofit hospitals that provide specific types of community services. James Corbett Worthy, PhD, and Cheryl L. …

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