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Strengthening Alignment with Clinical Partners

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The relationship between the School of Medicine and health care affiliates, IU Health, Eskenazi Health, the Roudebush VA Medical and many other partners across the state is critical for the future success of the school and the ability for the education, research and clinical care programs to impact health statewide. Over the past four years, we have made great progress in integration and alignment, as exemplified by IU Health’s commitment to build a new medical education and faculty offices as part of the adult academic health center in Indianapolis, the establishment of an endowed Chair in Emergency Medicine by the Eskenazi Foundation and the record level of VA funding received by our faculty. We have moved almost all of the academic clinical practices into IU Health Physicians (IUHP) and reorganized IUHP into a physician-led and managed practice that involves more of our physicians in decision-making. We have developed a new funds flow model and are well on our way toward a compensation model that is designed to better recognize contributions to all of the missions and improve physician satisfaction

To learn more about the strategic planning priocess now underway to to harness this momentum and continue building on the quality improvements, visit the IU School of Medicine Strategic Planning page. To get involved and help the school evaulate where we stand and how to further improve on specific priority areas, please take a short survey.

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Author

Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD

Executive Vice President for University Clinical Affairs

Jay L. Hess MD, PhD, MHSA became Dean of the School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for University Clinical Affairs at Indiana University in September 2013. Read his full bio.