Physician Business Leadership Certificate Program - Session Five

Des Moines, IA US
August 1, 2023



  • $2,850 - IHA/IMS/IAFP members
  • $3,200 - IHA nonmembers

Click here to register. 

If you have questions, contact Corey Martin at or 515-288-1955.


Providers today face an era of change unlike any before. Reform policies, shifting requirements, and fiscal uncertainty create a chaotic atmosphere for professionals and providers. During times like these, strong leaders with innovative and focused decision-making abilities are required. Participants in this program will gain the tools to become successful leaders in today’s complex health care environment.


Physician Business Leadership Certification is achieved by attending educational sessions, completing networking requirements, and involvement with other industry activities. The program includes three areas of focus:

  1. Foundational Leadership Skills: Fundamental leadership and business skills.
  2. They are equipping for Health Care Today: Topics helping physicians improve their execution, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  3. Keeping Up to Date About Hot Topics: Includes issues in health care delivery affecting physicians like crisis management and behavioral health program development.


Emerging and aspiring physician leaders.


COURSEWORK: Participants may have minor prep work for the session topics before each session. This will help them be fully prepared to engage in the subject matter.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS: These sessions are led by subject matter experts and include interactive group discussions and group work.

ASSESSMENTS: Following the conclusion of each session, attendees will be given a survey to examine whether the educational objectives for that session were achieved.

NETWORKING: Peer-to-peer learning and discussion of best practices will be integrated into the sessions.

INVOLVEMENT IN INDUSTRY EDUCATION EVENTS: To qualify for the Physician Business Leadership Certification, participants must attend four additional professional or educational events within 24 months.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 4.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 4.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
08/01/2023 - 8:30am CDT
Event ends: 
08/01/2023 - 2:30pm CDT

Program and Speakers

TimePresentation Title and Speaker
8:30 am

Introduction to the Iowa Medical Society

Steven Churchill, Executive Vice President and CEO, Iowa Medical Society, Des Moines

9:00 am

12 Pearls of Leadership, Part 1

Steven Berkowitz, MD, SMB Health Consulting, Scottsdale, Arizona

The role and influence of the physician executive have come a long way in the last decade. Specifically, the role of the chief medical officer or physician executive has expanded in scope and influence. New opportunities now exist for physicians to have a greater impact on the future of health care. How can we better select, groom and mentor these physician leaders? Dr. Berkowitz will discuss his experiences over the last 25 years in mentoring these executives, as well as review “pearls” for present and future physician leaders.

  • Discuss best practices on how to measure the performance of physician leaders.
  • Discuss organizational strategies to better select, groom, and mentor physician leaders.
  • Discuss opportunities to speed up the learning curve of new executives.
  • Discuss the changing roles and responsibilities of the physician executive.
  • Give examples of how the physician executive can enhance the senior leadership team.
10:30 am

Contemporary Operational Tools to Achieve Your Expected Outcomes

Dan McLaughlin, MHA, Faculty and Consultant, IPMA, Madison, Wisconsin

As the many forces for change in the health care system accelerate, the need to effectively execute strategy becomes more critical. Many organizations outside health care have used a variety of sophisticated tools to meet this challenge. This session provides an overview of these methodologies and how they are applied in leading healthcare organizations. These tools include the use of the balanced scorecard to charter and monitor projects, effective project management, advanced process improvement technologies, optimizing the use of emerging information technologies, and the role of internal innovation.

  • Describe techniques to identify, charter, and implement strategic projects.
  • Identify opportunities to apply advanced process improvement and modeling tools.
  • Recognize the role of emerging information technologies and internal innovation to achieve desired outcomes.
12:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm

12 Pearls of Leadership, Part 2

Steven Berkowitz, MD, SMB Consulting, Scottsdale, Arizona

2:30 pmAdjourn
Iowa Hospital Association Conference Center
100 Grand Ave
Suite 100
Des Moines, IA 50309
United States
+1 (515) 288-1955

Accreditation Statements

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this activity for a maximum of 4.5 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • MD:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Hospital Association. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM


No ineligible company provided financial support for this continuing education activity.


The planning committee member(s) and speaker(s) will disclose if any pharmaceuticals or medical procedures and devices discussed are investigational or unapproved for use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The determination of educational content and the selection of speakers is the responsibility of the activity director. 

Relevant to the content of this educational activity, the following individual(s) have no conflict(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.

  • Steven Berkowitz, MD - Speaker
  • Corey Martin - Activity Director and Planning Committee Member
  • Dan McLaughlin, MHA - Speaker


The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only. It is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. The content of each presentation does not necessarily reflect the views of Des Moines University.

Available Credit

  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 4.50 AOA Category 2­A
  • 4.50 CE Contact Hour(s)


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  • $2,850 - IHA/IMS/IAFP members
  • $3,200 - IHA nonmembers

Click here to register. 

If you have questions, contact Corey Martin at or 515-288-1955.


  • Cancellations and substitutions are welcome anytime. Email cancellations and substitution requests to IHA will bill no-shows.
  • A full refund will be given to cancellations received ten or more business days before the first session.
  • IHA will charge $50 for cancellations received six to nine business days before the first session.
  • IHA will not refund cancellations received five or fewer business days before the first session.
  • IHA will calculate refunds by the date received and the IHA business days remaining before the first session.
  • IHA reserves the right to cancel the conference because of insufficient enrollment. If so, IHA will notify preregistered participants and provide full refunds.


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