The demands in today’s healthcare environment require those clinically prepared to have managerial and leadership skills that are not learned in traditional training. The delivery of healthcare services is ever more complex, interactive and team-oriented. A thorough understanding of the whole field and all aspects of delivery are critical to contain costs and errors as well as to improve patient outcomes.
Healthcare delivery systems throughout the world are called upon to deliver more services, with enhanced technology, to more patients, at lower costs. To be true partners with the administrators who traditionally manage such systems, the clinicians must understand the managerial side. The International Masters in Health Leadership (IMHL) at McGill University’s Desautels School of Management is founded on this realization.
-Article by Leslie Breitner
Read full article: The Smart Manager, July - August 2013