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By Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Care Services, Committee on the Roles of Academic Health Centers in the 21st Century, Linda T. Kohn

ISBN-10: 0309088933

ISBN-13: 9780309088930

Policymakers might want to create incentives to help innovation and alter in AHCs. In reaction, AHCs might want to bring up the extent of co-ordination and integration throughout their roles and the person enterprises that include the AHC in the event that they are to effectively adopt the categories of adjustments wanted. "Academic future health facilities" lays out a method to begin a continual and long term means of swap.

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S. , 1996; Foundation for Accountability and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2002). , 1996). The major chronic disease killers are cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2001). Although a greater proportion of the over-65 population has chronic conditions relative to other age groups, the majority of people with chronic conditions are under age 65 (Institute of Medicine, 2001b). Care for those with chronic conditions is one of the major drivers in the use of health resources.

Many believe that, despite concerns regarding security, privacy, and malpractice, the Internet is poised to become a major vehicle for health care (Kassirer, 2000). Information technology is expected to have a significant effect on measurement and surveillance as well. Information technology creates opportunities to analyze large amounts of data and to measure outcomes of care, especially at the population level. The ability to conduct better analyses of clinical performance and cost-effectiveness and to track changes over time can improve significantly.

Presentations were made by Judith Rodin, president, University of Pennsylvania; Lee Bollinger, president, Columbia University (formerly president, University of Michigan); Leonard Sandridge, executive Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved. html 27 INTRODUCTION BOX 1-1 Committee Statement of Task This study will examine the current role and status of academic health centers in American society, anticipate intermediate and long-term opportunities and challenges for these institutions, and recommend to the institutions themselves, to policy makers, to the health professions, and to the public scenarios that might be undertaken to maximize the public good associated with these institutions.

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