The University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ Physician Leadership Program Integrates People and Data to Create Better Health Care

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The business aspects of healthcare have become increasingly complex even as the personal and professional stressors for physicians have increased. In this intense environment, physician leaders must effectively motivate multidisciplinary teams to achieve ideal results and always keep relevant business metrics in mind. Chicago Booth’s Physician Leadership Program is designed to elevate the evidence-based decision-making and leadership skills of physicians who are responsible for enabling sustainable growth in their healthcare organizations.

“As physicians progress into administrative roles, their ability to motivate colleagues and staff and manage cross-functional teams becomes critical to success. The program helps leaders develop their intrinsic personal leadership skills to better manage these challenges,” says Bruce Gewertz, MD, who teaches in the program.

Physicians will gain an understanding of the drivers of financial health and quality measurement to navigate public reporting requirements, hospital and physician rating systems, and value-based payment programs.

“Analytics has brought new opportunities to healthcare organizations, though many struggle to successfully integrate analytics strategies into their operations. To meet these challenges, physicians must understand the business of medicine as well as the practice of medicine,” says Dan Adelman, Charles I. Clough, Jr. Professor of Operations Management at Chicago Booth and director of the program’s faculty.

The program is designed with didactic and practical elements. Participants will face a simulated real-world leadership challenge integrating patient outcomes, finances, and personnel/leadership issues. Participants will further develop their skills in data analysis and situational assessment to formulate and justify action plans.

The Physician Leadership Program will be held May 18-21, 2022, at the downtown Chicago campus of the Gleacher Center—Booth, located just off the Magnificent Mile. This program accepts applications on a rolling basis, and a resume or CV is required at the time of application. To learn more about the Chicago Booth Physician Leadership Program, visit Chicagobooth.edu/PLP. Explore our full 2022 catalog.

Chicago Stand Executive Education provides world-class in-person, live, and online training in finance, leadership, strategy, marketing, and comprehensive management, and designs custom programs tailored to meet the unique challenges of a organization. Programs are delivered by the same faculty who teach in Booth’s MBA program, as well as industry experts. The Booth Executive Education network represents more than 27,000 executives in 130 countries.

About the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second oldest business school in the United States and the first to educate executives. As an intellectual destination, Chicago Booth attracts scholars and students from around the world to its global campuses in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong.

Kevin E. Boling