The Transformation of Academic Health Centers

The Transformation of Academic Health Centers : Meeting the Challenges of Healthcare's Changing Landscape

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The Transformation of Academic Health Centers: The Institutional Challenge to Improve Health and Well-Being in Healthcare's Changing Landscape presents the direct knowledge and vision of accomplished academic leaders whose unique positions as managers of some of the most complex academic and business enterprises make them expert contributors.

Users will find invaluable insights and leadership perspectives on healthcare, health professions education, and bio-medical and clinical research that systematically explores the evolving role of global academic health centers with an eye focused on the transformation necessary to be successful in challenging environments.

The book is divided into five sections moving from the broad perspective of the role of academic health centers to the role of education, training, and disruptive technologies. It then addresses the discovery processes, improving funding models, and research efficiency. Subsequent sections address the coming changes in healthcare delivery and future perspectives, providing a complete picture of the needs of the growing and influential healthcare sector.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 290 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 22.86mm | 1,110g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128007621
  • 9780128007624
  • 1,391,032

Table of contents

Preface Foreword Section One: The Evolution of the Academic Health Center Chapter 1: The Changing Ivory Tower: Balancing Mission and Business Chapter 2: Presidential and Academic Health Center Leadership within the Modern University: Opportunities and Challenges Chapter 3: How Academic Health Centers Are Transforming in Leadership, Administration, and Management: A Case Study Chapter 4: The Changing Roles and Expectations of Faculty Chapter 5: Universal Lessons for Academic Health Science Centers - Recognizing the Value of Integration Chapter 6: Future Directions Section Two: Educating the Future Health Workforce Chapter 7: Disruptive Technologies Affecting Education and Their Implications for Curricular Redesign Chapter 8: Diversity in the Academic Health Center: Progress and Opportunities Chapter 9: The Growing Integration of Health Professions Education Chapter 10: Advancing Collaborative Global Education Programs Chapter 11: The Future of Graduate Medical Education: Is there a Path Forward? Chapter 12: Guiding the Future of Medical Education through "Enlightened" Accreditation Policy Chapter 13: The Compelling Need for Education Reform: A Futurist's View of Health Professions Education Section Three: The Challenge of Discovery Chapter 14: The Changing Spectrum of Biomedical and Clinical Research Chapter 15: Managing, Funding, and Supporting Research Chapter 16: Transformative Changes to Embrace, Manage, and Exploit "Big Data" Chapter 17: Bridging Science and Practice - a Case Study: The Military Translation of Innovative Responses to Urgent Military Medical Needs Into Widespread Clinical Practice Chapter 18: How Research Can and Should Inform Public Policy Section Four: Preparing for Health System Change Chapter 19: Population Health and the Patient Chapter 20: The Changing Delivery of Patient Care Chapter 21: Making the Patient Paramount Chapter 22: Positioning Academic Health Centers for Quality, Safety, and Patient Empowerment Chapter 23: Information Technology and Better Health: Overcoming the Risks Chapter 24: Market Consolidation and Alignment Section Five: Conclusion Chapter 25: Academic Health Center Transformation: Future Shock or Future Success? Acknowledgements Index
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"Common threads that run throughout the book are collaboration, integration, interdisciplinary approaches, and, of course, transformation...an excellent reference for academic health centers seeking to learn from the experiences of other academic health centers. Score: 88 - 3 Stars" -- Doody's
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"Common threads that run throughout the book are collaboration, integration, interdisciplinary approaches, and, of course, transformation...an excellent reference for academic health centers seeking to learn from the experiences of other academic health centers. Score: 88 - 3 Stars" --Doody's
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About Steven A. Wartman

Before becoming President and CEO of American Association for Health Centers, Steven A. Wartman served as dean of the Medical School at University of Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Wartman was the Edward Meilman Distinguished Chair of Medicine and physician-in-chief at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He also served as director of the Center for Quality Research of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System and professor of medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Wartman's honors include a Leadership and Achievement Award in 1997 from the Society of General Internal Medicine, of which he is also a past president, and the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration's 1999 Award for Excellence for Outstanding Leadership and Interdisciplinary Collaboration for his role as co-director of the Interdisciplinary Generalist Curriculum Project. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Before joining the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in 1995, he was professor of medicine at the University of Miami and director of medical services and chairman of medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. Dr. Wartman has authored or contributed to more than 120 peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts, book chapters, letters and other publications. His long-standing professional interests include health care delivery, health policy, medical ethics and medical education.
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