If you put good people in bad systems you get bad results.
You have to water the flowers you want to grow.
-Stephen R. Covey

Our History

talking1Leading Edge Healthcare Professionals, Ltd. is a unique organization born from the sweeping changes occurring in the healthcare sector as a result of the Affordable Care Act.  With the current consolidation in the medical marketplace, many small to mid-size businesses that have served physician practices for decades are facing difficult challenges.  Healthcare providers and physicians must be prepared to respond to changing consumer expectations and new regulatory mandates or find themselves at a competitive disadvantage in this new marketplace. The members of Leading Edge Healthcare Professionals can assure that your practice will continue to be competitive in this new environment.

Since the 1990s, healthcare has been transforming along modern corporate management models.  The reason for this is simple;  Healthcare today requires a more sophisticated business model to deliver high quality yet low cost services. With pay-for-performance models now in force, only the most well managed and financially viable practices will survive.

LEHP is working collaboratively to not only support its members and their organizations, but to also assist physician practices that want to remain independent.  We have every resource necessary within this group to support a practice, no matter how large or small, from new practice start-ups to unwinds, to regional group networks, to joint ventures and more.

To learn more about Leading Edge Healthcare Professionals, please email info@leadingedgehealthcareprofessionals.com

Our Purpose

Leading Edge Healthcare Professionals, Ltd. is a non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the State of North Carolina. The corporation shall be conducted solely in accordance with the non-profit purposes for which it was organized.

The purpose of Leading Edge Healthcare Professionals, Ltd. shall be to promote the common business interests of its members and improve the ability of the members to make available to healthcare professionals, including private and public medical and clinical practices and other professional groups and associations, better business methods through publicizing the ability of members to provide appropriate services, information, techniques, innovations and methods of improvement for healthcare providers. Specifically, LEHP will strive to:

  1. Create awareness among the healthcare providers in North Carolina and adjoining states and areas, regarding the abilities of LEHP and its members;
  2. Build relationships – by developing, providing and sharing in activities that are found best to promote networking and the common business interests of its members; and
  3. Share best business practices – by encouraging business growth and professional development.
  4. Create cooperative relationships with industry and industry-related organizations.
  5. Provide educational opportunities for LEHP members in the advancement of best practices for medical group management.
  6. Provide a forum for members for the sharing of experiences and the exchange of techniques for best practices through discussion, study and meetings.
  7. Develop and encourage high professional standards of service to clients.
  8. Provide business and management information and techniques to enable members and clients to continuously improve results.


The Affordable Care Act

The uncertainty of the Affordable Care Act has caused a profound shift in practice management. Many practices seek refuge in hospital/health system-owned arrangements.  Others have been absorbed by larger, privately-held medical practices. Cost management and economies of scale are best achieved by increasing the volume of patients visiting a practice. The three ways a practice can increase volume are through:  marketing, acquisition, or consolidation.

To support this increased volume, practices must implement sophisticated and specialized management services and techniques. Physicians and group practice managers must understand the complexity of this new healthcare environment, which is now even more highly regulated.  Smaller practices must explore business models that include regional group networks, joint ventures, shared office operations, and other arrangements to gain access to the more sophisticated management resources necessary to remain competitive.


Code of Ethics

Each member of Leading Edge Healthcare Professionals promises to abide by the following Code of Ethics:

  • To uphold the highest level of professionalism.
  • To operate their business with truth and integrity.
  • To consider their clients’ needs foremost.
  • To advise their clients accurately, truthfully and honestly.
  • To respond promptly to all referrals.
  • To cooperate in a collegial business spirit with fellow Leading Edge Healthcare Professionals members.
  • To place principles before personalities.

Our Meetings

You are welcome to visit our group and experience firsthand the benefits of joining LEHP.

The North Carolina Chapter of Leading Edge Healthcare Professionals, Ltd. (LEHP) meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. Locations will be announced for future meetings.

Please click on the calendar or event links to obtain the schedule.  We request that you arrive early to network before each meeting begins.


Local Chapters

For information about our North Carolina group, please contact us at admin@leadingedgehealthcareprofessionals.com.