A perennial question at our provider-focused programs is how to engage physicians in new initiatives. As CMS’ Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) builds momentum in 2008, your organization may be facing this challenge. Manuel Lowenhaupt, M.D., national practice leader at CapGemini, advises healthcare organizations to “build that aligned, shared vision of the future. Think about what you can do together in the next five to 10 years that would bring value to the lives of patients, doctors, nurses and the organization.” More of Dr. Lowenhaupt’s advice can be found in one of this week’s stories, “Seven Keys to Bringing Physicians On Board.”
You can also read about the Transformation Transfer Initiative, the latest initiativefrom the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to improve the capacity and effectiveness of mental health systems that foster recovery and meet the multiple needs of consumers in 10 states and Puerto Rico.