Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Engaging physicians to support corporate compliance programs: A grounded theory study
by Frederiksen, Matthew David, D.H.A., University of Phoenix, 2013, 258; 3538847
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this qualitative study was to discover strategies that hospital administrators can use to obtain support from physicians as they pertain to corporate compliance, while still remaining accountable and loyal to healthcare organizations. By interviewing eight physicians and eight hospital administrators, the study sample was used to gather information on behaviors that influence and affect physician participation in corporate compliance programs. Using the grounded theory design of qualitative research was most appropriate for this study. The use of purposive sampling was most appropriate for this study and produced data for a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis allowed for the generation of a grounded theory by first extracting primary themes for the collected data. Twelve primary themes emerged from the content analysis, which produced four categories, producing a grounded theory, The Hospital Compliance Leader Theory. The hospital compliance leader theory indicates that hospital administrators can engage physicians in corporate compliance programs, while maintaining physician loyalty. To accomplish this, the healthcare leaders must incorporate each of the following: (a) use appropriate training programs while understanding the challenges the physicians face; (b) bridge the artificial gap between hospitals and physicians by educating physicians on the potential consequences the hospital faces because of noncompliance; (c) training physicians on corporate compliance, emphasizing the benefits to patient care with full support from the administrative leadership team; and (d) mandating physician compliance training and focusing the training on the greatest compliance risk areas.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Waruingi, Macharia
Commitee: Ramer, Lois, Richins, Suzanne
School: University of Phoenix
Department: Health Administration
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-B 74/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Medical Ethics, Health care management
Keywords: Compliance programs, Hospital compliance, Physician compliance
Publication Number: 3538847
ISBN: 978-1-303-01843-5
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