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This Year in Federal Medicine - Outlook 2011
Editor-in-Chief, Chester 'Trip' Buckenmaier III
MD, COL, MC, USA
As the first decade of the 21st century passes into history, Outlook 2011 provides a forum for federal medicine’s leadership to examine this past decade of unprecedented change and provide their vision of the future. Some of the highlights of this issue include perspectives from the service Surgeons General.
Dr Robert Petzel
Under Secretary for Health, Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration, a part of the Department of Veterans Affairs, is in the midst of a major transformation in how we provide services to our veteran patients. We are creating a healthcare system that is, first and foremost, patient centered and characterized by team care.
Lt Gen Eric B Schoomaker
Surgeon General of the Army and commander of US Army Medical Command
Army medicine is committed to serving the military family. We achieve this through strategic performance improvement to optimize health and well-being and to maximize the value of health services provided soldiers, retirees, their family members, and commanders in support of the nation.
Carolyn M Clancy, MD
Director, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
As the nation’s lead federal agency charged with improving the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of healthcare for all Americans, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has a broad mission that puts AHRQ squarely in the middle of all efforts to meet challenges and take advantage of the opportunities facing the American healthcare system.
Howard K Koh, MD, MPH
Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health and Human Services
At the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) for the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), we uphold mobilizing leadership in science and prevention as a cornerstone of our mission.
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