Informative Publications and Presentations in Healthcare

Selected Webinars

  • What You Need To Know Today: Disaster and Telehealth Privileging During the Covid-19 National Emergency – An Industry Insight Webinar sponsored by VerityStream – March 24, 2020


  • Dr. Death: Lessons from the Tragic Events in Texas - A VerityStream Webinar - June 6, 2019


  • Assessing Competency and Credentialing Concerns in Aging Physicians - An HCPRO/Health Leaders Webinar - March 21, 2019


  • Privileging Telemedicine Providers: Where the Industry Stands in 2018 - A Verity/Healthstream Webinar - September 25, 2018


  • The Five Dysfunctions of a Medical Staff And What To Do About Them - A CTI Leadership Institute Webinar - October 10, 2017


  • Unifying Health System Medical Staff Structures - A Governance Institute Webinar, Feb. 7, 2017


  • Combining Medical Staffs in a Multi-Hospital Setting - A National Association of Medical Staff Services Webinar, September 2016


  • The New Challenges of FPPE and NPDB Reporting - A Webinar put on by HCPro, November 2015

Selected Books

Medical Staff Governing Documents: Bylaws, Policies, & Procedures, by Todd Sagin, M.D., J.D., published by HCPro, 12/27/2017

Negligent Credentialing: Strategies for Reducing Hospital Risk, by Todd Sagin, M.D., J.D., published by HCPro, 2016

Proctoring, FPPE, and Practitioner Competency Assessment: A Clinical Leader’s Guide, by Todd Sagin, M.D, J.D., published by HCPro, 2015

Managing Problem Practitioners: A Leadership Guide to Dealing with Impaired, Disruptive, Aging, and Burned-out Clinicians, by Todd Sagin M.D., published by HCPro, 2015.

The Top 45 Medical Staff Policies and Procedures, 5th edition, published by HCPro, 2014.

Creating the Hospital Group Practice: The Advantages of Employing or Affiliating with Physiciansby Todd Sagin and Eric Lister. Health Administration Press,  September 2009.

The Credentialing Handbook: An Orientation Manual for Board Members, by Todd Sagin. Published by The Governance Institute, 2007.

Proctoring and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation: Practical Approaches to Verifying Physician Competence, by Todd Sagin, Robert Marder, Mark A. Smith., published by HCPro, Inc. 2006.

Guide to Medical Staff Bylaws; by Todd Sagin and Joseph Cooper, published by HCPro, Inc., 2006.

Orientation to External Peer Review,  by Todd Sagin and Laura Harrington, published by HCPro, Inc., 2006.

Medical Staff Bylaws Assessment Tool; by Steven Bryant and Todd Sagin; published by HCPro, Inc., 2005.

Privileging Conflicts: How to Resolve the Toughest and Most Common Turf Disputes; by Richard Sheff and Todd Sagin, published by HCPro, Inc., 2004.

Economic Credentialing: How to Balance Competition, Compliance, and Collegiality to Resolve Conflicts of Interest; by R. Locke, M. Mattioli, Todd Sagin, M.D., J.D. & H. Greeley; published by HCPRO, Inc. 2004

Preventing and Solving Disruptive Physician Behavior; by Todd Sagin and Richard Sheff; published by HCPRO, Inc., 2004

How to Recruit and Develop Physician Leaders: A Strategy for Medical Staff Leadership Development by Richard Sheff, Todd Sagin & Al Fritz; published by HCPRO, Inc., 2003.

EMTALA Training Handbook for Physicians and ED Staff; by Todd Sagin, published by Opus Communications, 2003.

Credentialing Orientation Handbook: What Practitioners Need to Know About Credentialing; by Hugh Greeley and Todd Sagin; published by Opus Communications, 2002.

A Practical Guide to External Peer Review, 2nd edition, H. Greeley, T. Sagin, R. Sheff, H. Williams, L. Harrington, published by Opus Communications, 2002.

Physician Executives and the Law: Issues and Trends in Liability, edited by Todd Sagin, M.D.,J.D.,  published by American College of Physician Executives


Selected Monographs and White Papers

The Neighborhood Community Hospital: A Diminishing Societal Fixture, Boardroom Press (Special Section), December 2019

Physicians in the Boardroom: Contemporary Considerations for a Common Practice, Boardroom Press (Special Section), October 2018

Physician Leadership in Hospitals and Health Systems: Advancing a 21st Century Framework A Governance Institute White Paper, Summer 2017

Employing Physicians: The Imperative of Doing It Right A Governance Institute White Paper, Spring 2014

A Short Guide to the Specialty Certification of Physicians
Published by the American Association of Physician Specialists Foundation, August 2013

Dealing with Unprofessional Conduct: A Guide for Physician Leaders & Healthcare Organizations, Published by the Medical Leadership Institute, San Diego, CA 2009

Medical Staff Leaders’ Roles and Responsibilities, Published by the Medical Leadership Institute, San Diego, CA 2009

Is It Safe? Addressing the Legal Liability Concerns of Physician Leaders, Published by the Medical Leadership Institute, San Diego, CA 2008

Orientation Manual for New Physician Leaders, Published by the Medical Leadership Institute, 2008

Legal Glossary: Selected Terminology for Understanding Legal Issues in Healthcare, published by the Medical Leadership Institute, San Diego, CA  2008

Legal Glossary for Physician Executives, Published by American College of Physician Executives, 1993

Selected Articles

Hospital Collaboration with Free Clinics: A Win-Win in Support of Population Health, Boardroom Press, October 2019

Healthcare Service Lines: A Potent Resource to Promote Physician Engagement, Boardroom Press, February 2019

The Pros and Cons of Physician Participation, Governance Insights Column of Healthcare Executive, Jan/Feb 2019 p.62-64

Board Oversight of the Medical Staff: A Critical Responsibility, Boardroom Press, February 2018

Board Responsibility in the Face of a Coming Tsunami of Late Career Physicians, Boardroom Press, April 2017

Unification of Medical Staffs in Health Systems: The Time is Now, Hospitals and Health Systems Rx-American Health Lawyers Association, Vol 18, Issue 3, Nov. 2016

The Case for Executive Coaching, Healthcare Executive, July/Aug 2016

The Case for Executive Coaching: Why the Hospital Board Should Embrace This Neglected Resource, Boardroom Press, April 2016

Coming to a Board Meeting Near You: The Expanding Controversy Over Physician Maintenance of Certification, Boardroom Press, October 2015

Doctors on Board: Should Physician Participation on Health System Boards Be Expanded?,  Boards (official publication of the Governance Center of Excellence), September 2015, Issue 12 , p. 18

After the Merger: To Combine Medical Staffs –Or Not? Healthcare Executive, Vol. 30, No. 4, July/Aug 2015 p.62-63

The Changing Nature of Medical Practice: As the Health System Evolves So Does Doctoring, Governance Institute Briefings, Vol. 12, No. 3, May 2015

Unifying the Medical Staff: A Critical Look at New CMS Conditions of Participation, Boardroom Press, Vo. 25, No. 5, October 2014

Restructuring Physician Leadership in Evolving Health Systems, Boardroom Press, February 2014

Boards Benefit from the Expertise of Physician Members, The Governance Institute’s E Briefings, Vol. 10, No. 1, January 2013

Hospital Boards Face New Challenges Addressing Physician Compensation, Boardroom Press, February 2012

Getting Physicians’ Input on Compensation, an interview published in CFO Forum Newsletter, produced by HFMA, July 2012

New Board Challenges in Old Territory: Updating Credentialing and Peer Review in the World of Accountable Care, Boardroom Press, Vol. 23, #5, October 2011

The Changing Face of Physicians on the Hospital Governing Board: Tactics for Promoting Board-Physician Understanding, Boardroom Press, Vol. 22, #1, Feb. 2011

Sagin, T and Cors, W.  Overtreatment in Health Care: How Much Is Too Much?,  Physician Executive Journal of Medical Management, Vol. 37, issue 5,  Sept./Oct. 2011

Managing Problematic Physicians.  Article in Chief Executive Officer: A publication of the American College of Healthcare Executives CEO Circle.  Summer 2011

Physician Perceptions of Reform: Multiple Voices Seeking Many Answers, Boardroom Press, Feb. 2010

New Conversations for Physician Engagement- Five design principles to upgrade your governance model. Healthcare Executive, July/August 2010 p. 66

Developing Policies Concerning Innovation and Patient Safety, Synergy, November/December 2009 p.2

Sagin T. Collegiality vs. Competence. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. March 2006. Available at: Accessed March 28, 2006.

Departmental Assessments: An Underutilized Tool for Quality Improvement, Click Online Medical Management Magazine, produced by American College of Physician Executives, 2003

Liability of Medical Directors: A Growing Concern, The Physician Executive, Vol. 26 #5, 2000

“Physician Profiling: Liability Issues and Legal Trends”, chapter in Physician Profiling, published by American College of Physician Executives, 2000.

 “Legal Issues for the Physician Executive”, chapter in Clinical Resource & Quality Management

edited by Scott Ransom, published by American College Healthcare Executives & American College Physician Executives (December, 1998).

“Are Primary Care Physicians Riding the Crest or Entering the Trough?”, New Medicine, Vol. 2 #1, p. 9, 1998

Legal Aspects of Physician Credentialing, chapter in Legal Aspects of Medical Quality Management,   Physician Managers and the Law Series,  American College of Physician      Executives (ACPE),  1989.

"Membership of Institutional Ethics Committees"

                "Ethics Committee Consultations"

                "Liability Concerns of Institutional Ethics Committees"

                Three Chapters in The Higher Ground, Biomedical Ethics and the Physician Executive, ed.

                by D. Hofreuter, MD,  ACPE, 1991.

Selected Presentations

Creating Successful Physician Integration and Engagement Strategies for Long-Term Success – American College of Healthcare Executives – New York, 2020

Tensions Regarding the Competency Assessment of Late Career Physicians – American Medical Association and the Coalition for Physician Enhancement – October 2019

Board Oversight of the Medical Staff: More Important and Challenging Than Ever – The Governance Institute Leadership Conference, The Broadmoor, September 2019

The Changing Challenges of Board/Physician Leadership in Evolving Health Systems – The Governance Institute Leadership Conference, The Broadmoor, September 2019

The Exponential Growth of Telehealth: Essential Knowledge for Organizations That Credential Practitioners – NAMSS 43rd Education Conference – October 2019

Unifying Medical Staffs: The ‘Systematization’ of Medical Staff Activities in Multi-Campus Health Systems – NAMSS 43rd Education Conference – October 2019

Corporate Negligence for Medical Staff Activities – ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership – March 2019