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One framework for increasing alignment in large health care systems is to have common goals, says Jeffrey Balser, President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center. But there are challenges to creating and achieving those goals:

  1. Relevancy to different sectors across the organization. “Are the goals something that both the nurses can hold and the physicians can share? Do the folks managing administration and finance think those goals are important?” asks Balser.
  2. Communicating the goals and — even more difficult — achieving buy-in for them. And one of the biggest challenges to that buy-in? Culture.

From the NEJM Catalyst event New Risk, New Business Models held in Boston, October 6, 2016. Watch Jeffrey Balser’s full talk.

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