For the past five years, WHA’s Physician Leaders Council has tapped into the significant expertise and perspectives that WHA member physician leaders bring to Wisconsin’s health and hospital systems to help guide and define WHA’s proactive health care agenda. WHA’s Physician Leaders Council consists of chief medical officers, vice presidents for medical affairs, and other physician leaders at WHA’s member organizations.
“The Council provides key input and guidance on WHA strategies and tactics to help address a wide range of policy and other needs facing physicians and physician leaders in WHA’s member organizations,” said Mark Kaufman, MD, WHA Chief Medical Officer. “Getting input from a diverse range of our member physician leaders helps WHA target and tailor physician-focused advocacy and initiatives to maximize WHA’s value to our members and their physicians.”
“We thank our member physician leaders that have made the WHA Physician Leaders Council a continuing success, and we encourage other member physician leaders to join the Council in 2019,” added Kaufman. “Coming together, the Council provides an opportunity to learn from fellow physician leaders and to collectively help develop and advance WHA’s physician-focused advocacy.”
Chaired by Steve Kulick, MD, Chief Experience Officer for Marshfield Clinic Health System, the Physician Leaders Council has provided guidance and input on issues such as:
- EHR-related physician workload advocacy and education;
- WHA’s Physician Regulatory Burden Work Plan;
- Physician engagement and retention strategies;
- Graduate Medical Education (GME) to expand Wisconsin’s supply of physicians;
- WHA Physician Leadership Development Conference;
- Interstate Medical Licensure Compact to speed physician licensure;
- Maintenance of certification legislative proposals;
- Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP);
- WHA’s telemedicine agenda;
- Scope of practice and team-based care policy;
- Wisconsin’s physician health program; and,
- MACRA/QPP input and education.
In addition, the Council also receives updates from WHA’s public policy team on key Wisconsin and federal legislative issues, such as the state biennial budget, that impact WHA member organizations and their physicians.
Physician leaders interested in learning more about the WHA Physician Leaders Council should contact Mark Kaufman
, MD, at 608-843-6046.
The next WHA Physician Leaders Council meeting is June 10.