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Governance Oversight in Challenging Times: Sustaining Healthcare Board Education Remains Imperative

Updated: Sep 30, 2020


In recent years, the U.S. healthcare system has experienced unprecedented challenges, an increasing pace of change, and ever-growing complexity. Boards may be tempted to defer continuing education at this time, potentially out of a desire to avoid adding to the executive team’s burdens in the midst of a public health crisis, the belief that crisis management must take priority over longer-term strategic planning or educational activities, or that board expenditures for non-essential activities should be minimized in a time of ever-tightening margins. This article explains why placing board education on the back burner is unwise.


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