As part of the American Medical Association (AMA)'s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium's work, Health Systems Science (HSS) is establishing itself as the third major branch of a balanced medical education, alongside basic and clinical sciences. Health Systems Science Review is a first-of-its-kind review book designed to prepare future physicians and other health care professionals to function effectively within health systems by better understanding how health 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. This study tool provides case-based questions followed by discussions of answers and suggested readings-making it a valuable review resource for medical students and instructors, as well as medical residents; nursing, allied health, and public health students; and hospital administrators.
1. Health Care Delivery and Process
2. Health Care Policy and Economics
3. Clinical Informatics and Technology
4. Socioecologic Determinants of Health
5. Population and Public Health
6. Value in Health Care
7. Patient Safety
8. Quality Improvement
9. Teamwork and Collaboration
10. Leadership in Health Care
11. Systems Thinking and Complexity Science
Gonzalo, Jed D Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Penn State Medical Center, Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Jed Gonzalo is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Health Systems Education. He oversees the design of curricula related to the emerging field of health systems science, which prepares physicians for evolving health systems. Gonzalo is funded by the AMA "Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative, has 39 peer-reviewed publications related to medical education and clinical research, and is one of the authors our AMA Health Systems Science text. In his first five years as a member of the Penn State faculty, Gonzalo has been awarded seven education awards. He also won the National Society of General Internal Medicine Scholarship in Medical Education Award in 2016.