The Transformation of Academic Health Centers

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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.


Chapter 9, "The Growing Integration of Health Professions Education," written by Dr. Barbara Brandt, director, National Center, and Dr. Frank Cerra, senior advisor, National Center, presents how a major redesign of health care and education is underway that promotes mutual learning to import the transformative redesign of the scope and process of care, the workforce and institutions that improves population health, engages people and communities, and improves quality while reducing the per capita cost of care. The authors highlight how the Nexus Learning Model can be used to achieve improved health and education outcomes through transformative redesign. Access the chapter here. 



Steven Wartman
Barbara Brandt (chapter)
Frank Cerra (chapter)
National Center Publications