10Minutes on academic medical centers

July 2012
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Academic medical centers

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Academic medical centers (AMCs) are the nucleus of the U.S. health system, yet they face multiple challenges.

Academic medical centers (AMCs) are the nucleus of the U.S. health system, yet they face multiple challenges. Chief among these challenges are: the prospect of funding reductions with more than 10% of revenue under threat, new quality metrics that may weaken AMC’s market perception, and the structural inability to move quickly in a rapidly-changing environment. To survive, AMCs must reinvent themselves by embracing new types of collaboration, re-engineer operations, and use technology as a new kind of extender.

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