Historically, medical care has been delivered in vertical siloes. Healthcare reform and the focus on outcomes is finally driving real change to how we deliver care.
The future will bring a horizontal approach. The oncology model has demonstrated the effectiveness of bringing together the right expertise to form “Tumor Boards.”
The time has come for “Cardiology Boards.” We need to join forces across Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Vascular Medicine.
To support the best possible outcomes, we need everyone rowing in the same boat. The Jefferson- Abington merger opens up exciting new opportunities to unify the way we diagnose and treat our patients.
Rohinton J. Morris, MD, FACS
Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Jefferson Health Professor of Surgery, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Surgical Solutions: Vol. 10
, Article 2.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/jss/vol10/iss2/2