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MANUSCRIPT: Fragmentation in US Medical Education, Research, and Practice: The Need for System Wide Defrag

Indeed, fragmentation is pervasive in all facets of American medicine and health care, including systems of medical education and research, health care delivery, and practice transformation. Fragmentation results from a lack of national and regional health care planning, an absence of a unified vision for social accountability and moral imperative, and a deficiency of financial incentive for a cohesive system of care with a balanced health care workforce.

http://www.stfm.org/fmhub/fm2013/January/Jerry54.pdf

Brian S McGowan, PhD

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Brian is a research scientist and educational technologist. He helped transform Pfizer’s Medical Education Group and previously served in educational leadership roles at HealthAnswers, Inc.; Acumentis, LLC.; Cephalon; and Wyeth. He taught graduate medical education programs at Arcadia University for 10 years. Dr. McGowan recently authored the book "#socialQI: Simple Solutions for Improving Your Healthcare" and has been invited to speak internationally on the subject of information flow, technology, and learning in healthcare.

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