Dr. Barry S. Verkauf Releases 'Evolution of an Academic Department'
Barry S. Verkauf, MD, MBA, esteemed physician and author of a book on congenital anomalies and one on activity-based costing in medicine, returns with his new work, "Evolution of an Academic Department." This incisive volume examines the growth and evolution of an academic department in a medical school in light of the changes in the healthcare industry.
The healthcare industry and its professional practice are currently in uncertain times as the outcome of the hotly debated healthcare reform is awaited. While the magnitude of potential change may be unchallenged, the past century has been one of continual change for the medical profession and medical practice. The rapidity of this change has continually increased with emerging new technologies and changes in the social fabric of society. Even the doctor-patient relationship has changed.
Medicine as a profession and the specialties within it has had to adapt to this change in order to be relevant to the physicians it trains, the patients they treat, and to maintain status among their peers. This book chronicles the history of the successful adaptation to required changes in one medical-school department.
"It has often been said that 'change is constant.'" Like in the eons that have passed, adaptability to change is necessary for survival. This book is the story of that adaptation as it relates to a particular type of organization-the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology in a medical school," says Dr. Verkauf.
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Evolution of an Academic Department * by Barry S. Verkauf, MD, MBA
Publication Date: April 10, 2014
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 149 pages; 978-1-4931-5627-6
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