In the past few years, a growing number of physicians have taken leadership roles in hospitals and health systems. Given that value-based care is a team sport, this is a positive trend. Yet conflict between physicians and finance executives can arise because of their respective knowledge gaps and differing perspectives and work styles.
To work together effectively, finance executives and physician leaders need a better understanding of each other’s strengths. They also need to recognize how they can help each other leverage their distinct skills to build a strong value-based care delivery organization.