The Academic Medical System: Reinvention to Survive the Revolution in Health Care

Academic Cardiology Section Leadership Council of the American College of Cardiology

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Abstract

Academic medical centers (AMCs) are presently facing enormous challenges arising from a prospective decline in government funding for research and education, shifting payment models emphasizing efficiency and value, and increasing competition. Left unabated, these challenges will drive many AMCs to de-emphasize or forsake their core missions in an effort to survive. Stemming from a symposium held at the 2015 Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology titled, “The Academic Medical Center of the Future,” we propose a series of changes, including internal restructuring, system-wide partnership, and novel approaches to support research and education, that are designed to better position AMCs to compete and face their growing challenges in a manner that preserves their essential missions. In aggregate, these changes will facilitate establishing the academic medical system of the future.

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Keywords

  • academic medical center
  • health care system
  • medical economics
  • medical education
  • research funding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Academic Cardiology Section Leadership Council of the American College of Cardiology (2017). The Academic Medical System: Reinvention to Survive the Revolution in Health Care. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 69(10), 1305-1312. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2016.12.024