Mastering Physician Engagement: A Practical Guide to Achieving Shared Outcomes

John W. Showalter, Leigh T. Williams

December 1, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 120 Pages - 2 Color & 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498768825 - CAT# K29267
Series: HIMSS Book Series


Add to Wish List
FREE Standard Shipping!


  • Discusses why physicians are slow to adopt new technology and practices.
  • Explores what motivates physicians and why a lack of education about revenue cycle and population health impedes their ability to see how improving administrative processes positively impacts the patient.
  • Demonstrates how effecting positive change in physician behaviors requires the adoption of new work flows and activities that address poor outcomes and metrics.
  • Describes approaches to creating actionable knowledge that will enable increased collaboration.
  • Discusses effective methods for communicating with physicians.


Twenty-first century healthcare will be defined by better care, smarter spending, and healthier people. All eyes are on technology as the means to drive down costs and improve efficiency, enabling physicians to deliver care in a way that realizes the vision of a healthier planet. The transition from the acute care focus of the 20th century to the quality and data-driven organizations of tomorrow requires incredible effort and collaboration between all members of the healthcare community. Healthcare professionals are challenged to understand and rapidly adapt to new business models while achieving improved patient care and health outcomes. Physician engagement with the whole community has never been more important than it is today.

Mastering Physician Engagement: A Practical Guide to Achieving Shared Outcomes explores strategies and tactics for engaging physicians in a meaningful way in a broad spectrum of change initiatives. Using proven techniques to create alignment with physicians, this book delivers practical approaches for effectively:

  • Fostering engagement in revenue cycle, information technology, and population health initiatives
  • Creating a data-driven culture
  • Training physicians on new technologies and workflows
  • Communicating insights and metrics
  • Identifying and presenting return on investment
  • Developing and achieving common goals