ACC’s Academic Council Proposes Shift to Academic Medical System

Academic medical centers should institute innovative changes in order to remain competitive and face growing challenges, according to a Council Perspective from ACC's Academic Cardiology Council published March 6 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

These challenges include a decline in government funding for research and education, shifting payment models and increasing competition amongst academic institutions. The Council puts forth a series of changes that will "facilitate establishing the academic medical system of the future," an enterprise that would embody academic mission, clinical value, and organization and alignment.