HLA COMPETENCY DIRECTORY, VERSION 2
December 2, 2010 - The Healthcare Leadership Alliance (HLA), a collaboration of the nation’s premier professional societies representing over 140,000 members across the healthcare management disciplines, is pleased to announce the release of the newly updated HLA Competency Directory, version 2.0.
The Directory is a searchable reference tool that highlights the expertise needed for effective management across a broad spectrum of healthcare administration roles, including, hospital administration, medical practice administration, nursing administration, healthcare financial management, and healthcare information and management systems. The Directory provides a comprehensive listing of the competencies managers and leaders need to meet the challenges of managing the nation’s healthcare organizations.
Based on recent job analyses and expert input from the nation’s top professional associations the Directory contains competency statements that are classified according to the following Common Competency Domains: Communication and Relationship Management; Leadership; Professionalism; Knowledge of the Healthcare Environment; and Business Skills and Knowledge.
Ideal uses for the Directory include assessing the breadth of your healthcare management knowledge and skill as well as assessing the complementary skills and knowledge of your executive team. Further, educators may use the Directory to build university and college course curriculum.
To learn more about the HLA Competency Directory and to download, visit www.healthcareleadershipalliance.org.
About the Healthcare Leadership Alliance
The HLA is a consortium of the nation’s premier professional healthcare administration associations, representing more than 140,000 healthcare management professionals. The goal of the Alliance is to pursue common interests and advance the healthcare management profession. The HLA Competency Directory is a direct result of this unique and valuable collaboration. The associations within the HLA include:
- American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
- American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)
- American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
- Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA)
- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
- Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and its certification body, the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)
MGMA is the premier membership association for professional administrators and leaders of medical group practices. Since 1926, MGMA has delivered networking, professional education and resources, and political advocacy for medical practice management. Today, MGMA's 21,500 members lead 13,700 organizations nationwide in which some 275,000 physicians provide more than 40 percent of the healthcare services delivered in the United States.
MGMA's mission is to continually improve the performance of medical group practice professionals and the organizations they represent. MGMA promotes the group practice model as the optimal framework for healthcare delivery, assisting group practices in providing efficient, safe, patient-focused and affordable care. MGMA is headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and maintains a government affairs office in Washington, D.C.