IN FOCUS: HEALTH SYSTEMS SCIENCE
Physicians are expected to lead health care teams, yet med schools traditionally offer few opportunities for students to take leadership roles in shaping curricula. Change is afoot.
Health Systems Science began as a collection of concepts. When grouped together, those concepts—the study of health care delivery systems, value, quality improvement, teamwork in health care, etc.—became the third pillar of medical education and offered the framework for implementing the ideas across the nation. So what’s next? How about going global.