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doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000418

A Case for Change: Disruption in Academic Medicine

Kahn, Marc J. MD, MBA; Maurer, Ralph PhD; Wartman, Steven A. MD, PhD; Sachs, Benjamin P. MBBS, DPH



In the article by Kahn and colleagues1 in the September 2014 issue, item 20 in the reference list was incorrect. The correct reference citation is presented below, with the corrections in italics.

20. Association of Academic Health Centers. Medical School Financial Data: Academic Expenses, Funding Sources, and Faculty Compensation. Washington, DC: Association of Academic Health Centers; 2013.

For more information about the report cited in reference 20, please see “Benchmarks and Metrics” at the Association of Academic Health Centers’ Web site (

Academic Medicine. 89(12):1663, December 2014.

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Disruptive technologies allow less expensive and more efficient processes to eventually dominate a market sector. The academic health center’s tripartite mission of education, clinical care, and research is threatened by decreasing revenues and increasing expenses and is, as a result, ripe for disruption. The authors describe current disruptive technologies that threaten traditional operations at academic health centers and provide a prescription not only to survive, but also to prosper, in the face of disruptive forces.

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