The BUSINESS of Medicine Simplified

The Business of Medicine Simplified is a CME conference designed to empower Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Practice Managers with the tools they need to better manage the business side of healthcare.


Stanley (Stan) G. Harris, Ph.D.
Medical Ethics, Leadership, and Motivating Change

Medical practices demand leaders who are equipped with the skills to effectively lead their teams through the difficult challenges. SMA’s Business of Medicine Simplified Conference will provide you with the tools and information you need to embrace change, to motivate team members, and to be recognized as a trusted ethical leader within your practice.

Stanley (Stan) G. Harris, Ph.D. (The University of Michigan) is Associate Dean for Graduate & International Programs and Luck Professor in the Harbert College of Business at Auburn University. Dr. Harris provides leadership for Harbert’s fulltime, online, executive (EMBA), and physicians executive MBA (PEMBA) programs. Dr. Harris will be speaking on Leading and Motivating Change at the upcoming SMA Southern Regional Assembly, October 31 - November 2 in Birmingham, AL. Dr. Harris' talk will discuss how, as healthcare leaders and practitioners, you are expected to change to meet demands or capitalize on opportunities.

Previously, Stan directed the PEMBA program for 12 years and the PhD program in Management for 17. Stan's primary area of research is managing organizational change and transformation. His article on creating readiness for change has been cited over 1,900 times. In 2018, he received the Harbert College’s “Best All-Around Faculty” award. He works with organizations to help plan and facilitate large-scale strategic change efforts. In his talk, the attendee will explore the five key concerns that underlie individuals’ decisions to resist, comply with, or support changes and examine them in their own context.

SMA Online CME Courses make it easy to obtain AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Courses are available to anyone and are free to SMA Members.