How do hospitals respond to the need for experts in value-based reimbursement, population health, cybersecurity and systems’ consolidation in hospital C-Suites?
“Healthcare organizations are becoming larger and more complex,” says Lydia Ostermeier, vice president for senior executive search at B.E. Smith, told Becker’s Hospital Review. So “C-suite leaders’ roles have grown tremendously in scope. Adding additional members to the team helps take some of that load off their plate.”
Several new roles are becoming especially familiar and popular, according to Ms. Ostermeier. These include chief experience officer, chief population-health officer, chief medical-information officer, chief nursing-information officer, chief strategy officer and chief safety officer.
Ms. Ostermeir said that when an organization needs an executive to focus exclusively on population-health management, cybersecurity, patient satisfaction or any other concentration, they should first consider the following five questions, in Becker’s words:
1. “How will the new role create value?”
2. “What will be the new leader’s primary duties?”
3. “How will the new position change the current organizational structure?”
4. “What skill sets must the leader in the given role possess?”
5. “How will the organization communicate the change to the staff?”
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