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Former Utah governor tells health care professionals that reform is an econmic reality; changes must take place.

Navigating Through Change

Just as a ship’s captain needs to prepare her ship and crew for any possible weather, leaders in academic medicine needs to prepare our organizations for an uncertain future.

Are on-site health clinics the health care solution for employers?

David Jackson, senior vice president of strategic services, ARUP Laboratories, says more companies are looking for alternative ways to lower insurance premiums. Could on-site clinics be the answer?

What can health care providers learn from car manufacturers about providing greater value?

Michael Glenn, M.D., chief medical officer, and Lucy Glenn, M.D., chief of radiology, from Virginia Mason share what's working for them.

How can milestones for residency training allow customized learning and flexible timelines?

Paula Termuhlen, M.D., general surgery residency program director, Medical College of Wisconsin, says residency programs need to be reimagined in order to face the physician deficit head-on.

How do we find a way to value indispensable faculty contributions?

Harriet Hopf, M.D., accociate dean for academic affairs, University of Utah, says retention, tenure and promotion policies need to move beyond NIH grants and funding.

Translating vision into action

Transforming academic medicine is a complex task, it requires that we rethink the entire structure - governance, money flows, teams vs. individuals, the list is long. Perhaps the biggest challenge, however, is how to take the leadership vision and engaging the entire institution in acting on the vision.

Mark Miller: Are on-site health clinics the health care solution for employers?

Mark Miller, CEO of the Mark Miller Corp., Chair Community Board of Directors, University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics, wants to see health care follow other industries. In the auto industry for example, car buyers can go to a website and find out prices and read reviews of vehicles and dealers. Why can't health care be the same?