Research Perspectives

Research & Analysis - Key Perspectives for AHC Leaders

In this quarterly series, AAHC presents highlights from its surveys, research and analyses relating to academic health centers' tripartite mission. 

In some cases, the Key Perspectives are drawn from AAHC’s Annual Salary Survey and Annual Member Profile Survey; in other cases they are drawn from non-recurring surveys on special topics (e.g., the inaugural issue’s focus on health reform). Each quarter the new issue will be posted here. Prior issues in the series are available in the members-only archive.



Research Perspectives

CEO Opinion Survey: Impact of Fiscal/Budgetary Health on Strategic Planning

This AAHC Research & Analysis brief summarizes select results from AAHC’s Summer 2017 CEO Opinion Survey . The survey focused on the fiscal and budgetary health of member institutions and the impact they had on strategic planning. As in the past, the survey found wide divergence in responses, suggesting that the current fiscal and budgetary environment is not impacting all institutions in th...

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CEO Opinion Survey: Mission Support and the New Administration

This AAHC research and analysis brief discusses findings from the Q1 2017 CEO Opinion Survey. It summarizes perspectives among 36 CEOs on the predicted effects the new Administration’s policies may have on their institutions. The brief also outlines some strategies for mission-support that are being developed and pursued by academic health centers along with a discussion of the challenges and...

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Findings from the 2016 Salary Survey: Deans and Directors

This issue of AAHC Research & Analysis discusses select data from the 2016 AAHC Salary Survey. It presents analysis on compensation and tenure of deans and directors disaggregated by total operating scale of the umbrella institution.

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2016 Salary Survey Analysis

This AAHC Research & Analysis brief takes a closer look at select data from the 2016 Salary Survey. It presents analysis on compensation information for chief academic officers. The analysis uses quarterly groupings for compensation information and provides the first look at salary survey analysis organized in terms of affinity groups.

AAHC Surveys

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Pursuing Population Health in the Data Age

This AAHC Research and Analysis Brief examines national population health data to identify common health trends in U.S. communities where academic health centers are located. The brief presents regional differences and similarities regarding the prevalence of common health issues and ultimately finds that data availability is a persistent obstacle for pursuing population health.

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2015 Salary Survey Analysis

This AAHC Research and Analysis brief takes a closer look at select compensation data trends for deans of health professions schools within academic health centers. The brief presents interesting findings on growth and divergence in total compensation across health professions schools. The brief also presents findings from analysis using research mission affinity groupings.

AAHC Surveys

Research Perspectives

Enhancing The Utility of AAHC's Surveys

This AAHC Research and Analysis brief discusses AAHC’s plans to incorporate affinity group analysis into its survey reports beginning in 2016. It summarizes how AAHC has typically tabulated and presented data in the past, describes the new approach, and discusses how the new approach will enhance the utility of AAHC’s reports. 

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Academic Health Centers' Response to Health Reform

Among the survey findings discussed in AAHC Research and Analysis brief are: (a) the health reform impact that was much less significant than predicted; (b) the responses that were significantly more common among academic health centers that own their hospitals; and (c) the surprisingly large number of member institutions either increasing enrollment or opening a new health professions school desp...

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