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The academic medical community - comprised of teaching hospitals, faculty practice organizations and their affiliated teaching physicians, residents, and students - plays a unique and essential role in the US healthcare system. Academic medical centers are pioneers in treating complex conditions, centers of innovative research, and leaders in educating the next generation of physicians.
AAMC's Advisory Panel for Health Care has completed the report- Advancing the Academic Health System for the Future. The purpose of this report is to promote useful discussion among AMC leadership teams and inspire them to begin the challenging work of meaningful change.
Medical schools and teaching hospitals' dedication to our men and women in uniform dates back to the end of World War II, and this unwavering commitment drives our institutions today.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has become a vital part of physician training, with more than 40,000 residents and more than 20,000 medical students receiving some or all of their clinical training at a VA facility during 2013.
Guiding Principles for Public Reporting
In response to the wide variation in publicly reported hospital and physician quality performance data, the AAMC has released Guiding Principles for Public Reporting that call for such information to be well-defined, transparent, and valid.
The AAMC and BMJ are offering Maximizing Value: Payment Models and Care Redesign, online learning resources designed to help clinical teams and health systems transition to new payment models. Our first two products, Bundled Payments Essentials and Bundled Payments Advanced are now available by subscription.
Take our free Readiness Assessment to see if your organization is ready to make the transition.
COTH Data Tool
The AAMC recently upgraded the COTH Data Tool, which enables users to search data in the Annual Survey of Hospital Operations and Financial Performance (OpFin). The tool generates reports by institution across an array of operating, balance sheet, and utilization metrics in a spreadsheet friendly format.
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Current evidence suggests that the United States is headed toward an aggregate shortage of physicians.