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ASCP 2013 Chicago: Cultivating a New Generation of Leaders is Critical to Health Care

Monday, June 03, 2013

The field of health care—laboratory medicine, in particular—lags behind the business world in developing a new generation of leaders, according to Vinay Prasad, MD, FASCP. That leadership is especially crucial in this era of healthcare reform.

Dr. Prasad will lead a session titled, “Getting to the Soul of Leadership in Laboratory Medicine: The Skills You Need To Navigate The Changes That Are Coming!” on Sept. 19, from 9 to 10 a.m., at ASCP 2013 Chicago. The session, developed by the American Pathology Foundation (APF), an ASCP affiliate, focuses on the importance of interpersonal and intrapersonal skills when leading a medical laboratory team.

“Organizations often fail or succeed in times of stress, strictly on the quality of leadership, not just from the General perched in the C-suite command post, but leadership in the squads and groups all up and down the line of operation.”
— Lewis Hassell, MD, FASCP

“Organizations often fail or succeed in times of stress, strictly on the quality of leadership, not just from the General perched in the C-suite command post, but leadership in the squads and groups all up and down the line of operation,” says Lewis Hassell, MD, FASCP, who leads the APF Laboratory Management and Business topic team responsible for the APF sessions at ASCP 2013 Chicago. “That kind of depth is going to be critical going forward in health care.

“Leadership is learned. It takes effort, practice, observation, a good dose of failure now and then, and ultimately a desire to succeed. That’s where courses such as this come in by offering encouragement and motivation, as well as some highly practical skills to apply to the next wave of challenges. The future of our healthcare system will be determined in the trenches, on the benches, and in the boardrooms.”

Dr. Prasad

 

Dr. Prasad represents the new generation of leadership. A pediatric pathologist at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, a Columbus, Ohio-based affiliate of Ohio State University Medical Center, he was among 30 emerging leaders selected to participate in the Faculty Leadership Institute of the Center for Faculty, Advancement, Mentoring, and Engagement at Ohio State University’s College of Medicine.

In his session, Dr. Prasad will draw from the work of renowned Harvard University educator Howard Gardner, PhD, who espoused the concept of emotional intelligence.

“Emotional intelligence combines both interpersonal and intrapersonal intelligence,” Dr. Prasad says. “Key concepts are self awareness and self management, and social awareness in regard to understanding and interacting with others.

“Many times, we as pathologists, lose focus that we cannot do our work without the support of the entire laboratory team. As we face reduced staffs and increased workloads with the coming changes in health care, it is critical that we build effective teams to work together for improving the quality of healthcare delivery.”

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