Resolving that tension between clinical and financial leadership

| January 27, 2020

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What tension, you say? Oh, come on, let’s be honest — you know what I’m talking about. Clinical leadership evaluates a product that accelerates wound healing. Its evidence-based claims are well substantiated in peer review journals. Yes, it’s costly, but healing time and labor time both would be substantially decreased. The response from financial leadership: “Talk to the hand!”Admittedly, I’ve never heard a CFO say, “Talk to the hand,” but often their response carries the same gravity. They are not bad people; many want to give clinical leadership exactly what they request. However, it is their job to make sure that the lights remain on, that there is food on the table, and that everyone gets a paycheck.

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