FHC #85: Dr. Robert Pearl’s leadership vision for American healthcare

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In this episode, Dr. Robert Pearl fields questions from Fixing Healthcare co-host Jeremy Corr about Pearl’s experiences as a healthcare leader, educator, author and columnist.

This season’s focus: How better, bolder leadership can fix American healthcare.

Few know better than Pearl how to turn a struggling healthcare enterprise into a category frontrunner. Under his leadership, Pearl turned Kaiser Permanente into a leader in healthcare technology, quality and patient satisfaction—all while reducing prices. His proven track record and bold vision for the future of medicine represent the gold standard for health systems and primary care organizations across the country.

“Leadership is making things happen that otherwise would not,” says Dr. Pearl. “In broadest terms, leaders create a vision that others can see. Then they align people around that vision. And, finally, they motivate them to move forward.”

Learn more about Pearl’s path from surgeon to healthcare executive and hear his lessons on leadership in this must-hear episode.

Helpful links:

Dr. Robert Pearl and Kaiser Permanente: A Lesson in Strategic Leadership (Stanford)

Healthcare leadership: Making medicine a team sport (LinkedIn)

Brain, Heart, Spine: The Anatomy Of Healthcare Leadership (Forbes)

Becoming a Senior Physician Leader and the Power of Capitation (YouTube)

Permanente CEO shares leadership lessons learned throughout his career (Fierce Healthcare)

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Dr. Robert Pearl is the author of a new book about medicine’s invisible yet highly influential physician culture. Check out “Uncaring: How Physician Culture Is Killing Doctors & Patients.”

Fixing Healthcare is a co-production of Dr. Robert Pearl and Jeremy Corr. Subscribe to the show via Apple, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you find podcasts. Join the conversation or suggest a guest by following the show on Twitter and LinkedIn.