Commentary: academic health centers as accountable care organizations

Acad Med. 2010 May;85(5):766-7. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0b013e3181d0ed8c.


Academic health centers (AHCs) have opportunities to advance the agenda of U.S. health care reform by tying the needs of populations to the AHCs' missions and areas of expertise. Serving as accountable care organizations and advancing the agenda of the patient-centered medical home are two important potential actions AHCs can take. By fostering discovery, learning, and care through rational organizational structures that meet the needs of populations and bend the curve of growing health care expenditures, AHCs can lead health care reform in the 21st century.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers / organization & administration*
  • Health Care Reform
  • Humans
  • Needs Assessment
  • Patient-Centered Care
  • Primary Health Care
  • United States