Academic Medical Centers
Bench to bedside offers the largest promise for transformational health. Uniquely at the center of change in medicine, research, and education...
The most successful Academic Medical Center (AMC) enterprises are truly integrated platforms for healing, discovery, and learning; their facilities support the brand promise and identity of the enterprise, promote leading translational research, provide safer, healthier, and more efficient clinical care, promote wellness, and engage the patient with the clinician and investigator on a shared path to better health. They represent the greatest promise that human well -being and health science offer in our lives today. Challenges abound for the Academic Medical enterprise; the race to shorten the time from bench to bedside in translational medicine diverts scarce capital needed for improving care delivery. Bringing the multidisciplinary clinical faculty, management, and investigators together around a shared vision and strategy in compressed time frames driven by rapid facilities delivery requires new approaches to consensus and decision management.