NEJM Catalyst

Essentials of High-Performing Organizations

July 25, 2018
4:50am - 3:35pm EDT

Practical innovations in health care delivery.

High performance is the goal of health care professionals in organizations of every size and setting. More than just a catchphrase, high-performing organizations generate better clinical outcomes, improved patient satisfaction, increased reimbursements and revenue, lower costs, and greater employee morale. This excellence depends not on heroic leaders, but on executives, clinical leaders, and clinicians coming together.


John Ayanian

John Z. Ayanian, MD, MPP

Alice Hamilton Professor of Medicine and Director, Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan

Frederick Cerise

Frederick P. Cerise, MD, MPH

President and Chief Executive Officer, Parkland Health & Hospital System

Dr. Michael Englesbe

Dr. Michael J. Englesbe, MD

Cyrenus G. Darling, Sr., MD, and Cyrenus G. Darling, Jr., MD, Professor of Surgery, University of Michigan

Joneigh Khaldun

Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH, FACEP

Director and Health Officer, Detroit Health Department, City of Detroit, Staff Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Henry Ford Hospital

Thomas Lee

Thomas H. Lee, MD, MSc

Editorial Board, NEJM; Leadership Board Founder, NEJM Catalyst; Chief Medical Officer, Press Ganey

Namita Mohta

Namita S. Mohta, MD

Clinical Editor, NEJM Catalyst; Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Mary O'Connor

Mary I. O'Connor, MD

Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Care at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health, Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Yale School of Medicine

Marschall Runge

Marschall S. Runge, MD, PhD

Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Michigan, Dean, University of Michigan Medical School; Chief Executive Officer, Michigan Medicine

Sanjay Saint

Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH

Chief of Medicine, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan

Stephen Swensen

Stephen Swensen, MD, MMM, FACR

Medical Director, Professionalism and Peer Support, Intermountain Healthcare

Kimberlydawn Wisdom

Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS

Senior Vice President, Community Health & Equity and Chief Wellness & Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System