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ACADEMIC MEDICAL CENTERS: Org charts and the future of AMCs

It is always exciting to find examples of organization charts, which explains why I led off with that fact in the title of this post.  They can be found in the second document cited below–the Profiles–which takes a look at 13 leading academic medical centers in the United States.  But these two reports are so much more than a place to find a few org charts.  They represent the report of a panel charged with taking a careful, comprehensive look at the direction that academic health centers  need to go in the near future to ensure viability in a changing health care system.  And “SYSTEM” is a key–take a look at the first theme cited:

  • “The AMC of the future will be system-based, with a broad regional presence and clinical services aligned across the continuum of care.”
  • Five options thatAMCs might use to achieve move toward achievement of this first theme are:
    • “Merge/affiliate with mega-system”
    • “Specialized complex care leader”
    • “High performance regional system”
    • “Public entity statewide hub”
    • “Population health manager”

There are seven more themes developed in the report.  At the end of the report are a series of questions related to each theme that can be used by AMC leaders to start a discussion, and also a self-assessment tool.

Sources: Enders, T., and Conroy, J.  Advancing the Academic Health System for the Future: A Report from the AAMC Advisory Panel on Health Care.  Washington, D.C.: Association of American Medical Colleges, 2014.  Click here for access to this report: https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/patientcare/aphc/357864/academichealthsystem.html; and, Advisory Panel for Health Care: Advancing the Academic Health System for the Future: Profiles in Academic System Leadership.  Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges, Nov. 2013.  Click here for access to this report: https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/patientcare/aphc/359476/profiledinstitutions.html  Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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