NEJM Catalyst Announces Live Web Event on Essentials of High-Performing Organizations

News · July 23, 2018

NEJM Catalyst


Ann Arbor, Michigan – July 23, 2018 –High performance is the goal of health care professionals in organizations of every size and setting. More than just a catchphrase, high-performing organizations generate better clinical outcomes, improved patient satisfaction, increased reimbursements and revenue, lower costs, and greater employee morale.

But how can you create and sustain a high-performing organization?

On Wednesday, July 25, at 1–5 p.m. ET, NEJM Catalyst and the University of Michigan’s Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation will host a free, live web event, Essentials of High-Performing Organizations. Three inspiring, interactive discussions will focus on teams, which are the building blocks of high-performing organizations; partnerships that raise the bar within communities and across collaboratives; and mission-driven organizations that overcome resource limitations.

“A high-performing organization is the goal of everyone working in health care,” said Stephen Swensen, MD, MMM, FACR, speaker and Medical Director, Professionalism and Peer Support, Intermountain Healthcare. “But what does high performance in health care really entail – excellent outcomes, low costs, outstanding patient satisfaction, all of the above?”

The event will include three separate sessions, with viewers encouraged to submit questions online. The sessions are:

  •     Motivating Teams for High Performance
  •     The Partnership Effect
  •     High Performance Under Constraint

Join us for insightful presentations, real-world case studies, and an interactive Q&A session with industry-leading experts:

  •     John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP, University of Michigan
  •     Frederick P. Cerise, MD, MP, Parkland Health & Hospital System
  •     Michael J. Englesbe, MD, University of Michigan
  •     Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP, City of Detroit; Henry Ford Hospital
  •     Thomas H. Lee, MD, MSc, Press Ganey Associates; New England Journal of Medicine; NEJM Catalyst
  •     Namita Seth Mohta, MD, NEJM Catalyst; Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  •     Mary I. O’Connor, MD, Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health
  •     Marschall S. Runge, MD, PhD, University of Michigan; University of Michigan Medical School; Michigan Medicine
  •     Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System; University of Michigan
  •     Stephen Swensen, MD, MMM, FACR, Intermountain Healthcare
  •     Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, Henry Ford Health System

Registrants will also get receive a free copy of Stories, Strategies, and Solutions in Leadership. This collection of original content features valuable insights, in-depth articles, and selected visuals showcasing innovative ideas in health care leadership from a variety of experts, including NEJM Catalyst advisors and authors and the NEJM Catalyst Insights Council.

Register now online at NEJM Catalyst. On Twitter, use the hashtag #HCLeaders18.


About NEJM Catalyst

NEJM Catalyst offers a combination of multimedia content, web events, expert panels, and new research. NEJM Catalyst connects health care executives, clinical leaders, and clinicians with practical approaches and actionable steps to implement changes in their organizations that improve the value of health care delivery and patient care.

About NEJM Group
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