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Not your same-old hospital: How design is responding to new priorities in health care

When a pilot steps into the cockpit of any 747 anywhere in the world, he or she knows it will be exactly the same. What can we borrow from industries such as aviation to increase safety through the design of health care facilities?

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When will new health care legislation gain ground in Congress?

What are the three things AHA members should have on their radar that are happening in Washington, D.C.?

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"Every Metric is a Person": One patient's journey from statistic to advocacy

When Alicie Cole went into the hospital for a routine procedure, she never dreamed she'd end up spending two months there, one of them in the ICU.

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Physicians who are dismissive to nurses affect quality of care and bottom line

Are physicians unknowingly compromising the quality of care by discouraging nurse input in the process? Barbara Lewis, founder of Joan's Bill of Rights, asked nurses that question and their answers might surprise you.

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Building a challenge: How a hospital pioneered a medical innovation

When the CEO of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Oakland, Michigan asked for a new hospital building, the board came back with an unexpected challenge: "Build us something that's never been seen before, something not made of bricks and mortar."

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An Aha Moment: Partnering Public Health and Traditional Medicine

If you wanted to help school children get healthier, one way to reach them is in school. Ahaaa... now you're thinking like a public health provider.

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Are Hospitals Losing Ground to Pharmacy Chains?

Hospitals are not innovating as quickly as their emerging competitors: Tech companies marketing wellness gadgets and pharmacy chains opening walk-in clinics. What does the industry need to do to stay in the game?

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Getting Out of a Rut: Why Old School Medicine Needs to Change

Let's face it--medicine in changing but traditional hierarchies in medicine aren't as quick to catch up. Craig Saylor, CEO of Somerset Hospital in Somerset, Pennsylvania shares his take on why old forms of care delivery need to change. And do you know what a patient/family counsel model is? If not, you should.

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Seeing the world through the eyes of your customer: Adrian Slywotzky explains what health care can learn from the tech sector

The global rise of tech companies like Amazon, Apple and Google happened because they paid attention to the hassles consumers faced buying books, renting movies or using their cell phones.

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One mom's DIY plan for improving health care: Why patients can't afford patience

Hala Durrah's 11-year-old daughter has survived two liver transplants and a bout with lymphoma. Managing her medical affairs was all-consuming for Durrah, who, as a patient advocate at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Maryland, draws on her experience to help other families survive their own medical odysseys.

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What motivates front-line staff to make care more efficient?

What would motivate employees to make their organization more efficient? Intuitively, employees could view Lean projects as threats to their own employment and professional growth. So how does any health system inspire employees to figure out ways to eliminate waste while boosting morale?

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Rethinking the Health Care Team in a Bundled Payment Environment

As a middle class taxpayer, Liana Orsolini Ph.D, R.N., wants health care that's safe, effective, affordable, and accessible to everyone. Impossible? Orsolini doesn't think so. As a consultant for Clinical Excellence and Innovation at Bon Secours Health System, she's helping to figure out how to redesign our health care system to accomplish those ambitious goals.

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Beyond the Textbook: How Digital Media Enhances Learning

Boston University anesthesiologist Rafael Ortega, M.D., believes that creating digital content means much more than just posting a pdf of a textbook online. True multimedia content is designed to be interactive and digital from the inception. Ortega and five colleagues did just that when they created the first fully interactive, mobile edition of the authoritative text in their field - Barash's Clinical Anesthesia. Listen in as Ortega describes how moving images, sound, richness in color make a multimedia media experience more powerful, learner-centered, and most important of all . . . enjoyable.

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Can a Librarian Make You a Better Student?

Attention students: librarians want you to know that libraries still exist and have value. In fact, a student and librarian partnership could results in better outcomes. Jean Shipman, director of the Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah University of Utah checks in with Jane Blumenthal, associate university librarian, and director Taubman Health Sciences Library at the University of Michigan. You'll learn things you never knew about the role of the library in the modern era.

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Academic Journals and Health Care Transformation

David P. Sklar, M.D., is editor-in-chief of Academic Medicine. Listen as he explains the role of an academic journal in health care transformation and shares insights on how writers and researchers can improve their likelihood of getting published.

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iPads in Medical Education: Gimmick or Legitimate?

Rohaid Ali, undergraduate student at University of Pennsylvania and Rhodes Scholar finalist, discusses how incorporating iPads has impacted medical education at Perelman. He also discusses their value for students and residents in clinical settings and how they might be used in patient education.

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Keeping up in the social media arms race

Listen in as Cynthia Manley of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dennis Jolley of University of Utah Health Care have a conversation about the increasingly important role of social media and the opportunities for engagement created for academic medicine by the new media landscape.

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Better Doctors Through an Appreciation of the Arts

Chris Frymoyer, a second year medical student at Jefferson Medical College, talks about how an appreciation of the arts can expand thinking and develop better observation skills in physicians. Chris is also on the Jefferson curriculum committee and addresses the challenges of implementing arts into the medical school curriculum.

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Using social media to teach, learn and engage in medicine (Audio)

Alex Djuricich, M.D., is associate dean for Continuing Medical Education & Med-Peds residency program director at Indiana University. In this conversation, he chats with Dennis Jolley from University of Utah Health Sciences about social media in medicine as a tool for engaging with colleagues, students and patients. Follow them both on Twitter at @MedPedsDoctor and @dsjutah and download the Twitter 101 guide for physicians at goo.gl/9WRee7.

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Patient satisfaction, physician engagement and other CMO headaches

What do CMOs talk about when they get together? Listen in as Russell Howerton, M.D., CMO at Wake Forest Baptist Health, and Thomas Miller, M.D., CMO at University of Utah Hospital, talk about physician ratings, transparency, and engaging physician staff in patient satisfaction and public visibility.

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Defining diversity beyond race: A discussion of diversity in medical education

Dean Y. Li, M.D., chief scientific officer and vice dean of research at University of Utah Health Sciences interviews Sidra Qureshi, a fourth-year medical student at Texas A&M Medical Center. Sidra believes that medicine can - and should - take a leading role in promoting diversity and expanding the definition of diversity in healthcare. Broadening our definition, Sidra says, will increase trust in the healthcare system, improve patient care, and potentially reduce waste and errors.

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Maximizing Value: Are you ready for bundled payments?

Helen Morant, clinical education specialist, BMJ North America, joins Dennis Jolley from University of Utah Health Sciences to discuss the new AAMC initiative "Maximizing Value." Health systems are looking at possible payment models like bundled payments. AAMC partnered with BMJ to capture data from 10 academic health centers and develop tools to help hospitals make the transition. The toolbox includes a readiness assessment and e-learning modules. Helen and Dennis discuss how the effort to prepare for bundled payments can be a catalyst for overall cost control and quality improvement across the health system.

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Medical Student Debt: Have We Reached the Tipping Point?

It's an issue every medical school is grappling with: how to keep tuition costs under control. Gary Leroy, associate dean of student affairs at Wright State University's Boonshoft Medical School, discusses a unique approach Ohio is taking to help student's deal with soaring costs.

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AAMC 2013: Care by Design (Audio)

University of Utah Health Care's Community Clinics are receiving national attention for developing "Care By Design," one of the first models in the country to integrate acute, chronic, and preventive care into a comprehensive system for treating patients.

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What Every Medical Student Fears

Can you teach empathy? How much time should med students spend in the classroom vs. hands-on learning? Why does every med student fear the match? Second year Jefferson Medical College student Marissa Weber weighs in.

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Student Perspective: What Makes a Great Medical Education

What is the best way to deliver a lecture? What experiences do students remember the most? How can students contribute in a meaningful way? Hear perspectives from Jeffrey Zabinski, 3rd year medical student from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

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Advocacy for Academic Medicine

How can leaders in academic medicine engage in advocacy to help shape the policy that affects our institutions? Atul Grover, Chief Public Policy Officer for AAMC, and Liz Winter, Chief of Staff, University of Utah Health Sciences engage in discussion of the public policy threats and opportunities that have created "the change imperative".

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Breaking down silos

How do you break down silos to improve care to underserved populations and improve coordination between medical schools and teaching hospitals? What can we learn from Ghana? In this conversation, Chike Nzerue, Chief Medical Officer of Nashville General Hospital, and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at Meharry Medical College and Dean Li, Chief Scientific Officer and Vice Dean of Research, University of Utah Health Sciences discuss the challenges and opportunities of integration, how to find synergy, and what we can learn from unexpected places.

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Hotspotting to improve care, lower costs

Shana Sandberg with the AAMC's Center for Workforce Studies discusses the new guide for implementing hotspotting. Hear how the tool was developed, and download the guide at www.aamc.org/hotspotter

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Countering Stereotypes of Women and Minorities in Medicine

Carrie Byington, MD, is Vice-dean for Academic Affairs and Faculty Development at the University of Utah School of Medicine and is concerned about stereotypes that mischaracterize the role of women and minorities in medicine. In this conversation, Dr. Byington discusses a print advertisement featuring a pregnant physician and how she hopes it will help counter the stereotypes.

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Population Health is Precision Medicine for Neighborhoods

What kind of change is coming to health care? Will AMC's close in the coming years? In the face of constrained payments, how will different models thrive? Mike Magill, MD and J. Lloyd Michener discuss the new role of primary care and academic medical centers in delivering population health.

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A conversation with Wing of Zock

Jennifer Salopek is Managing Editor of Wing of Zock, a venue for people in academic medicine to share stories and to help academic medical centers (AMCs) prepare for health care transformation by sharing best practices. In this conversation, Jennifer talks about the origin of the blog, its name, and how they hope the blog will help shape the transformation of healthcare.

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'Tony Mail' - A Conversation with Tony Mazzaschi

How do you get 40,000 people to open a weekly e-mail? Tony Mazzachi from the AAMC tells us.

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Medical Student Advocacy

Ajay Major is a self-described "medical student activist" and founder/co-Editor in Chief of in-Training.org. In this conversation, Ajay shares how he found his activist side, his goals for in-Training, and his view on the future of medicine. Ajay represents a small but potentially influential segment of the new generation of physicians currently in-Training. Listen in on the conversation here.

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AAMC 2013: Wing of Zock

We all read the Wing of Zock blog but do you know the behind the scenes story? Founder Joanne Conroy, M.D., discusses what it takes to have a successful blog, why it can be a challenge to "get personal" with physicians, and what the most successful posts all have in common.

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Educating the Educators

How do we prepare Boomers to teach Millennials? Hint: the teacher isn't teaching if the learner isn't learning. Reaching the next generation of medical students: an interview with Kirtly Parker Jones, M.D., professor obstetrics and gynecology, University of Utah.

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Wing of Zock interviews Clese Erikson about hotspots and physician workforce issues

What's a great way to capture the idealism of medical students? Hotspotting. Find out how students are helping the country's most at risk patients. An interview with Clese Erikson with the AAMC's Center for Workforce Studies.

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AAMC 2013 Preview: State of Physician Workforce Report

Quick sounds bite and preview of the State of Physician Workforce report released.

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