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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

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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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