Summer 2017
Greater Charlotte Healthcare Executives Group (GCHEG) Quarterly Newsletter Summer 2017
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Membership and Advancement
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Artificial Intelligence: Healthcare Can Benefit From Smart Use of Data
2017 GCHEG Annual Dinner
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Key Components of a Career Plan
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GCHEG Summer Networking Event
ACHE - National News
National News Q2 2017
Articles of Interest
6 Tips for Working With a Poor Team Player
Tapping Community Physicians for Innovation Ideas
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Engaging with GCHEG on Social Media
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Tapping Community Physicians for Innovation Ideas

Community physicians who work outside major medical centers represent a wealth of expertise that could guide innovation efforts, if mobilized, according to Adam O. Kadlec, MD, a board-certified urologist at Western Michigan Urological Associates. Kadlec provided tips to help inspire community physicians to get more involved in a recent blog for NEJM Catalyst.

Learn the process. “Many physicians are simply unaware that innovation is a process and that entrepreneurship is a discipline ... Teaching community clinicians that there is a process—and that they can play a part—is the first step toward engagement,” wrote Kadlec.

Look for meaningful partnerships. Many major healthcare and academic medical centers have launched innovation hubs in recent years. Community clinicians should be intentional about finding opportunities for innovation, and that may mean creating partnerships where innovation is already underway.

Network with like-minded physicians. Physicians who don’t have access to major medical innovation hubs can check out virtual opportunities, like online matching programs, and conferences, such as Medicine X and TEDMED, to network with other passionate clinicians.

—Adapted from “Engaging Community Physicians in Innovation,” by Adam O. Kadlec, MD, NEJM Catalyst, April 26, 2017.

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