Clinician Engage Thyself! The New Practice of Medicine

The emergence of the data-driven and empowered practicing physician
The classical model of patient care puts the physician in the autocratic position as the “captain of the ship”. The new health care models are drastically changing the roles and responsibilities of the physician, and the physician must assume new areas of responsibility that they “did not sign up for” in medical school. These areas bring new and exciting opportunities which physicians must engage, manage, and deliver. Dr. Berkowitz the expanded roles of the physician, both internal and external, in this new world.

“Physicians must assume new areas of responsibility…”

Presentation Objectives :
1. Discuss how the role of physician changes with the new paradigm of working as part of a health care team in the following four dimensions:
a. How the individual physician can be more introspective to enhance his/her own leadership skills.
b. How the physician can work more collaboratively and effectively as part of a medical delivery team.
c. The importance of the physician developing a conviction to champion a culture of quality and safety.
d. The importance of the physician better engaging oneself and fellow physicians. Areas here include continuing education,       involvement with medical students and advocacy.
2. Discuss how the new dynamics of data transparency, the internet and patient empowerment are changing the doctor-patient relationship.
3. Discuss some of the new and challenging roles that tomorrow’s physicians must embrace.
4. Discuss how creative methods of incentives and compensation can promote the success of these responsibilities.