Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Leadership

Voices from the Crowd in Today’s Complex and Interprofessional Healthcare Environment

Edited by:
Angela Lampe, Creighton University
Cindy Costanzo, Creighton University
William Leggio, Office of the Medical Director, City of Austin, Texas
Timothy C. Guetterman, University of Michigan

A volume in the series: Contemporary Perspectives in Business Leadership. Editor(s): Jennifer Moss Breen, Creighton University.

Published 2023

Leaders in healthcare today face many challenges ranging from managing interprofessional teams and teamwork, to payment reform, to tackling issues such as homelessness and the opioid crisis. Leaders have access to depth of information and resources to help them solve these complex and real-world problems. However, it is our belief that given the complexities of healthcare, there is value in sharing and learning from those who have first-hand experience with interprofessional leadership in healthcare.

Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Leadership: Voices from the Crowd in Today’s Complex and Interprofessional Healthcare Environment, is a volume in a book series titled, Contemporary Perspectives in Business Leadership. In this book, authors share their true, authentic reflections and professional stories describing the lived experience(s) of the author/leaders and how the experience changed the author/leaders' approach as an interprofessional leader. Each chapter includes a (1) story about the topic and the lived experience, (2) perspectives, and (3) lessons of the author(s). Additionally, scholarly commentary and discussion questions included within each chapter create opportunity for application to leadership theories and strategies as well as allow for reflection and further dialogue on the topic.

The intended audience is broad, including faculty and students in institutions of higher education, interprofessional healthcare team leaders and members, and other healthcare stakeholders who have experience in interprofessional healthcare leadership. The book is applicable for leadership growth and development at a personal, group, or organizational level.

Acknowledgment. PART I: INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAMS WITHIN HEALTH SYSTEMS. Increasing Leadership Development to Enhance Interprofessional Leadership in Health Care, Daryl Page and Alix Kite. The Culture Club: An Interprofessional Process for Culture Transformation, Pamela Johnson-Carlson and David Nash. Interprofessional Leadership in the Airmedical Industry: A Matrix Approach, Megan Sorensen, Ryan K. Batenhorst, and David F. Haller. Sharp HealthCare Food Insecurity Education Initiative, Raine Arndt-Couch, Heather L. Clemons, Jeonathan Rodriguez Roman, and Jillian Warriner. Challenges and Opportunities in Healthcare Leadership Interprofessional Simulation in Rural Healthcare Teams: Leadership Considerations, Cindy MacQuarrie and Ryan Brown. Leading the Innovation and Implementation of an Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment, Todd DeFreece, Joy Doll, Thomas Guck, Amy McGaha, and Michael White. Interprofessional Primary Care: A Dynamic Solution to a Static Problem, Shelene Thomas, Shane O'Malley, and Craig Rudikoff. PART II: INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAMS WITH HEALTH EDUCATION. Transformational Learning in an Interprofessional Health Care Environment, Priscilla Gill, Tami France, and Moni Schmelzer. Building, Demonstrating, and Sustaining Leadership Skills in an Interprofessional Health Services Research Team, Kevin T. Fuji, Kimberly A. Galt, Amy A. Abbott, James D. Bramble, Karen A. Paschal, Mark V. Siracuse, and Ted Kaufman. Heroes—Emerging Trends and Lessons Learned in an Interprofessional Approach to Emergency Preparedness Education and Training, Elizabeth L. Beam, Brittany D. Schlueter, A. Kim Hayes, Sara E. Bills, Joseph F. Norman, Brian Ricks, Angela L. Hewlett, and Sharon J. Medcalf. Simple Rules: Meeting the Complex Challenges of Interdisciplinary Practice, Glenda Eoyang, Daryl Page, and Royce Holladay. About the Contributors.