Author Believes He Has An Answer to the Healthcare Crisis

Released on: March 20, 2015, 4:04 pm (EDT)
Industry: Media

Tampa, FL, March 20, 2015 -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Healthcare Expert Mo Kasti says his mission in life is to transform the healthcare industry through physician leadership. With the healthcare crisis continuing i.e. higher costs, care fragmentation and physician dissatisfaction, he believes the answer to the healthcare crisis is physician leaders delivering more High Touch than High Tech. That’s why he wrote the book, “Physician Leadership: The Rx to Healthcare Transformation” which hits the shelves March 15, 2015.

Stimulated by the Affordable Care Act, health care organizations are shifting from focusing on volume (fee-for-service) to one that is value-based (better quality at lower cost). For such a shift to be successful, physicians need to lead the efforts to increase efficiency, clinical quality and reduce cost. A recent study found that hospitals with the greatest clinician participation in management scored about 50 percent higher on important drivers of performance. Physicians, however, are typically not formally educated on leadership.

“Organizations that effectively develop their physician leaders have demonstrated better results,” says Kasti, the CEO and founder of The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI), an organization that develops leaders. To get out of the healthcare crisis, physicians need to first see themselves as leaders and not just clinicians, inspire their teams’ hearts as human beings and not as just human doings, lead change strategies, and deliver transformative results”. Kasti has been coaching, teaching, researching and studying “physician leadership” for 25 years.

This book dives into the Kasti’s framework of physician leadership. It also explains the genesis of a leadership vacuum, highlights the symptoms facing physicians and healthcare organizations and provides real-life case studies with proven results.

“This book is an invitation for healthcare administrators to realize the need to engage physicians in leadership,” says Lisa M. Umina, publisher of Halo Publishing International. “It’s also a book that helps physicians understand what it means to lead the future of healthcare.”

You can purchase “Physician Leadership: The Rx to Healthcare Transformation” at

Mo Kasti is the CEO and founder of The Physician Leadership Institute (PLI) specializing in empowering physicians to engage and lead the healthcare transformation. Previously, as the Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) and the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for USF Health College of Medicine, he facilitated the integration of the colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and the USF Physicians Group into USF Health, an entrepreneurial academic model promoting collaboration for better health. Prior to joining USF, Kasti held successful leadership roles at General Electric Healthcare, the #1 market leader in diagnostic equipment and services, and the company synonymous with business leadership.

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International
1100 NW Loop 410, Suite 700-176
San Antonio, TX 78213 - USA
+1 877-705-9647

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