Medical School Curriculum Shifts To Value-Based Care

By: Guest Author | Posted on: Feb 02, 2017

This article was originally published on by Bruce Japsen. View the original article by clicking here.

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Medical schools are introducing new courses and graduate medical education programs as fee-for-service medicine gives way to value-based care models .

A window into this shift in medical education can be seen in the growth of the American Medical Association’s “Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium,” which has tripled to 32 medical schools in less than four years. It began in 2013 with the AMA providing more than $11 million in grants to fund medical education innovation at 11 medical schools.

The American Medical Association launched a new textbook, "Health Systems Science" that is increasingly used by medical schools to "help physicians navigate the changing landscape of modern health care" including value-based care. (American Medical Association contributed photo)

The medical educators involved want to make sure physicians are trained so the residency and classroom experience reflect the needs of today’s patients , particularly at a time when insurers, employers and government health programs are increasingly paying doctors based on quality and outcomes.

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