Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sharing a 'First' in Publications for Me

As an active cardiovascular investigator, I've written over 200 papers that have subsequently been published in peer-review medical journals. So why am I so excited to share with you a recent publication?  Well, because it is a first for me: a paper about the role of scientific in a health care business publication! 

Last month I was honored to collaborate with Stephen R.T. Evans, MD, executive VP for medical affairs and chief medical officer for MedStar Health to write a paper on the role of science and academics in a health care system which was published in Modern Healthcare. This is one of the most widely read publication by health care administrators, with 71,000 weekly print subscribers and 511,000 unique monthly visitors to their web e-version.

The paper, entitled,"Integrated 'academic health system' offers new lessons for improving care delivery", highlights how we see academics helping to drive what is needed in the future of healthcare. If you attended an MHRI Spring 2016 Town Hall, you heard the beginnings of this concept: that healthcare is changing from academic medical centers to systems that need to focus on all aspects of health - thus a transformation from an academic MEDICAL center to an academic HEALTH system.

We are continuing to drive change at MedStar and get recognition for our approach!

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