Integrated Healthcare System to be Upgraded

Integrated Healthcare System – Overview

Community and Academic Physicians Collaborative Work is About to be Upgraded with Community and Academic Physicians Collaborative Work

The Healthcare System is the country’s backbone as it decides how healthy its people are. If the healthcare system of a particular country is poor, it can hinder the country’s progress.

Now, to give the healthcare system a much-needed boost, community and academic physicians are all set to implement an integrated healthcare system.

To make the healthcare industry progressive, an integrated healthcare system must be implemented between the community and the academic physicians. The community can provide the required help to academic physicians with prior knowledge and practice.

How was the new Integrated Healthcare System Established?

Integrated Healthcare Systems are unique ways to bring the two different communities together to better the country’s overall healthcare system. The industry has seen drastic changes over the past few years.

In the recent past, the healthcare industry of several countries collapsed completely due to the pandemic.

Deans of allopathic medical schools in the United States were interviewed to establish the Integrated Healthcare System.

The deans were interviewed between February and June 2017. They were examined and asked about the growth in their faculty practice plan to determine whether it is a good idea to establish an integrated healthcare system in the country.

What are the Outcomes?

Over 74% of deans of the US Allopathic Medical Schools were approached to discuss the establishment of this new system within their institutions. Out of 143 allopathic medical schools in the US, 107 participated in the survey. Of the 107 schools, 73 met the criteria and over 300 physicians worked on the faculty practice plan.

This means the schools that met the criteria became part of the pilot program for integrating community and academic healthcare systems.

The survey over the last five years shows that the academic medical center-based FFPs have increased their growth. They have added new community physicians to their already established healthcare infrastructure.

This means that community physicians are a good fit for the healthcare industry and for that reason, the US government decided to merge the community and the physicians.

This integration is intended to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the country’s healthcare industry.

The physicians are located at different locations across the country, which makes their integration with the community a bit slower.

The process of integrating community and academic healthcare systems is ongoing and aims to be completed in the near future.

The infrastructure will be established where physicians will play the clinical role. They will be provided with productivity incentives for their extraordinary work.

Deans of the schools will check the reports to avoid conflicts between the departments.

Physicians will have a better future as they progress through their academic journey while working in the integrated healthcare system.


Healthcare organizations are set to receive a new system in which they will work with physicians of different grades and chairs. The integrated healthcare system includes chief medical officers, healthcare professionals, physicians, academic medical center leaders, etc.

These professionals have their areas of expertise, and they will surely try their best to progress. Fully establishing the integrated healthcare system across the United States is expected to take several years.

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Current Version
April 12, 2024
Updated By
Andrea Morales G.
October 6, 2021
Written By
Shubham Grover

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