AAHC Presentations


Academic Health Centers: Vulnerabilities and Disruption

(2014) Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD, MACP:::: This presentation reviews the hybrid of academic and business that make academic health centers unique institutions. Noting that the status quo is no longer acceptable and that academic health centers are susceptible to “disruptive innovation” in the tri-partite mission of education, research, and clinical care, the presentation highlights some solutio...

Academic Health Center ManagementHealth PolicyLeadership

Disruptions in Healthcare: Academic Health Centers as a Solution

(2014) Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD, MACP:::: In light of the many disruptions in funding, economics, and healthcare policy, academic health centers need to focus even more on mission alignment, balance, and apply an integrated, interprofessional vision. “Risk” demands that these institutions increase consideration of the patient’s environment in all mission areas.

Health PolicyHealthcare WorkforceAcademic Health Center Management

Academic Health Centers: Addressing Social Determinants of Health

(2015) Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD, MACP:::: This presentation highlights the importance of making the business case for academic health centers to address the social determinants of health. Recognizing the concerns regarding costs and demand for care, the presentation points out several reasons as to why now is the time for academic health centers to apply internal approaches, collaborate with o...

Medical Education Needs a Reboot

(2016) Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD, MACP::: This presentation highlights how medical education is shifting from a linear continuum to a multidimensional system, and curriculum is switching from knowledge-based to communication-, management-, and systems-based. A further implication is that the market will play a larger role in healthcare workforce creation and deployment.

EducationHealthcare Workforce21st Century Medicine

International Academic Collaborations: Impact of the Globalization of Care, Education, and Clinical Research

(2017) Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD, MACP:: This presentation reviews technological changes that are fundamentally impacting medicine and science worldwide and how international collaborations among academic health centers can address the necessity for global standards in research, health education, and patient care.

The Academic Health Center Concept for Better Health Systems

(2017) Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD, MACP:: This presentation highlights before an international audience the unique power and strengths that academic health centers bring to healthcare domestically and worldwide.

The Medicine Technology Interface: Key to Global Health?

(2017) Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD, MACP:: This presentation reviews barriers to advancing global health and the role technology can play in improving health and wellbeing, while noting the importance for the health professions to “catch up” in incorporating necessary technological skills.

The Physician in the 21st Century

(2017) Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD, MACP:: 21st century trends are transforming some of the most basic and timeless qualities of medicine. This presentation highlights the five skills that physicians must master to effectively deliver healthcare in the 21st century.

Is There a Future for Generalists?

(2016) Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD, MACP:: This presentation to the Association of Departments of Family Medicine reviews the major changes impacting the healthcare professions – changing locus of care, big data sets, team care, technological growth – and highlights the future of practicing physicians from the point of view of the family physician.

The New Physics of Patient Care

(2016) Steven A. Wartman, MD, PhD, MACP:: This presentation focuses on the business sector, changing market forces, and science and technology, among other forces that are disrupting multiple aspects of healthcare in general, and academic health centers in particular. These forces at play in 21st century healthcare are, in effect, creating a “new physics” of patient care.