Medical education is in an era of transformation, and medical schools are beginning to innovate to prepare new physicians for the emerging new model of care. Findings from the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions’ surveys of physicians, health care consumers, and health system CEOs show that physicians’ expectations are changing. The analysis found that hospital CEOs report needing more innovative leaders and clinicians, as well as employees with technology and data analytics skills; consumers expect to partner with doctors; physicians report anticipating that they expect to need new business, health information technology, and communication skills to practice effective value-based care. Together, these findings suggest that an evolving market environment is demanding new competencies: business acumen, data analytic skills, and broadened interpersonal relationship skills, including enhanced communication and leadership skills.
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