The goal is to educate the next generation of physician-innovators to become systems thinkers working in collaborative health care teams within the broader health care system.
What is Health Systems?
According to the American Medical Association, Health Systems can be described as the understanding of how care is delivered, how health care professionals work together to deliver that care, and how the health system can improve patient care and health care delivery.
Health Systems 8 Core Domains
- Patient Experience and Context
- Health Care Structure and Process
- Health Care Policy, Economics, and Ethics
- Value in Health Care
- Clinical Informatics and Technology
- Health Systems Improvement
- Leadership, Interprofessional Education and Collaborations
- Population Health/Public Health/Social Determinants of Health
How Can This Be Integrated?
A student that is using systems thinking will look at each patient case and see that it is only the tip of the iceberg. The domains that comprise Health Systems need to be considered for the patient to be looked at holistically. This type of lens to look at social, environmental, economic, and technical systems for clinical reasoning and patient care needs to start early in a student’s medical education. Through various didactic and experiential opportunities, students at Carle Illinois College of Medicine will be exposed to the core domains of health systems throughout the continuum of their training.
Health Systems Thread Director
Grace Lee Park, MD
CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, MED EDUC FAC,
Biomedical and Translational Sciences
BLOCK 1 DIRECTOR
HEALTH SYSTEMS THREAD DIRECTOR
Carle Illinois College of Medicine
Medical Sciences Building
506 S. Mathews Ave. Room 241
Urbana, IL 61801
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STAFF PHYSICIAN, McKinley Health Center
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
1109 South Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801