NEJM Catalyst Announces Live Web Event on Physicians Leading │ Leading Physicians

SALT LAKE CITY--()--With health care in a state of constant change, organizations need responsive and skilled leaders now more than ever before.

Consolidation is driving once-independent physicians to join health systems, payment models are caught between fee-for-service and pay-for-performance, and physician burnout rates are reaching crisis levels. Strong leadership is crucial in order to navigate these challenges.

On Wednesday, July 12, from 9 AM to 1 PM MT, NEJM Catalyst will host a live web event, Physicians Leading │ Leading Physicians. In this free event, hosted by Intermountain Healthcare on its main campus in Salt Lake City, a slate of industry leaders and researchers, including CEOs from highly regarded health systems, will share the secrets of leadership development that will help participants transform their own organizations.

“Health care is facing so many challenges today that quality leadership is imperative,” said Stephen Swensen, MD, MMM, FACR, Medical Director, Professionalism and Peer Support, Intermountain Healthcare; and NEJM Catalyst’s Theme Leader for Leadership. “Physicians must care who leads them and how they lead. This event highlights the opportunities to develop great leaders, the issues those leaders will have to tackle, and the impact of highly responsive organizations.”

Attendees are encouraged to submit questions online for an interactive Q&A with the featured experts.

The sessions are:

  • Leading Physicians Well — An experienced leader of physicians will share surprising and painful lessons on the essentials of leading physicians, and a business school researcher on leadership will discuss what physicians themselves need to know about health care management.
  • Immunizing Against Physician Burnout — Burnout is often described as a systemic issue, so how can provider organizations and individual physicians respond effectively? A leading health care researcher and the head of a large physician organization will offer practical solutions.
  • Building Responsive Organizations — What practices, policies, personal traits, and organizational changes are required for executives and clinical leaders to succeed, and for physicians to thrive? CEOs of two of the nation’s leading health systems will draw on their experiences and training to prepare for the future.

To participate in Physicians Leading │ Leading Physicians, register online at NEJM Catalyst. On Twitter, use the hashtag #HCLeaders17.

About NEJM Catalyst
NEJM Catalyst offers a combination of multimedia content, web events, expert panels, and new research. NEJM Catalyst connects health care executives, clinical leaders, and clinicians with practical approaches and actionable steps to implement changes in their organizations that improve the value of health care delivery and patient care. For more information, visit

About NEJM Group
NEJM Group creates high-quality medical resources for research, learning, practice, and professional development. Designed to meet the demand for essential medical knowledge and innovation among academic researchers and teachers, physicians, clinicians, executives, and others in health care, NEJM Group products include The New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Journal Watch, NEJM Knowledge+, NEJM Catalyst, and NEJM Resident 360. NEJM Group is a division of the Massachusetts Medical Society. For more information, visit


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Release Summary

NEJM Catalyst will host a live web event on July 12 where health care leaders and researchers will share secrets of physician leadership development.



NEJM Group
Jen Zeis, 781-434-7186