Academicians and professionals in the field of medicine have insisted that group practice is the most important practice in the field (Swayne, Duncan, & Ginter, 2006). However, they assume that there is always a positive relationship between the physician practice and performance outcomes. It is my humble opinion, that group practice should not be seen as leading to the remarkable performance. This paper shall focus on three dimensions of the KM performance that require routine monitoring. The dimensions include autonomy, risk-taking, innovativeness and measures to take.
To begin with, today’s physician practice is preferably done by a team. In view of this, there exists an increasing tension between professional requirements for autonomy and external controls. In this respect, there is a need to understand organization of the physician group practice in a multispecialty setting. The main challenges that physician group practice faces is inexistence of formal structures that should ensure monitoring of the groups involved (Aspen Systems Corporation, 1976). I would set such structures in place in KM multispecialty physician group practice to encourage reasonable autonomy.
Turning attention to the risk assessment dimensions, it is clear that the use of physician groups is invaluable in the medical practice. This is because of the ever-increasing number of patients who are reported with chronic diseases for treatment. Team-based approach is recommended for chronic illnesses. As a CIO, I will ensure close monitoring of risk-taking ventures by appointing team leaders who reports to me directly. This will go a long way to ensure the patient safety in cases of chronic illness.
Lastly, as the CIO, I will ensure the culture leadership that provides coordination of the physician group and conflict management within the group. Therefore, the open reporting methods will be used. Additionally, I will make use of the evidence-based practice to close existing loopholes. The culture of participation is also equally important as it will ensure self-monitoring within the group.
In conclusion, it is indeed evident that individual behaviors greatly influence group practice. Individual actions should be meted against individuals within group practices in case of malpractice. The CIO of KM committee for multispecialty physician group works to ensure that groups work coherently to achieve broad results. Thus monitoring of risk taking, autonomy and in assertiveness should be controlled.