What Are the Great Practices Thinking and Doing?
What Are the Great Practices Thinking and Doing? • October 7, 2014 • Lawrence R Muroff, MD, FACR • Online
The majority of radiology practices are dysfunctional. They are governed haphazardly, act unpredictably, and if they are successful, it is in spite of what they do, not because of it. A few exceptional practices insure their success with good governance, a proactive approach to problems, and a clear sense of direction provided by a group developed and approved mission statement and business plan. There are several key elements that are necessary to move a practice from good to great. This presentation describes what great practices do to differentiate themselves from the vast majority of radiology groups. The importance of appropriate structure, governance, strategic planning/scenario planning, prompt decision-making, and decisive action will all be covered. Attendees should easily be able to implement into their practices the suggestions offered in this presentation. Attendees should, at the completion of this presentation, be able to:
- Discuss the importance of a mission statement and business plan
- Describe a model for effective governance and rapid, decisive decision-making
- Incorporate into their practices strategies to proactively meet challenges and deal with problems