The American Resident Project is a platform that enables young physician leaders to connect, share their ideas, and explore new concepts to transform the American health care system. The following are examples of their innovation.

Sachin Jain, MD, MBA, CEO of CareMore Health System, conducted a review of 150 U.S. academic entities affiliated with U.S. medical schools that focus on health policy. The results of this review are highlighted in a recent blog post on the NEJM Catalyst blog.
It’s important for us as medical students to recognize, as we embark on our journeys, that we’re all on the same team. Every physician and surgeon in the hospital is trying to optimize the patient’s health at the end of the day.
Collaborative, team-based health care is becoming an increasingly popular way to practice medicine. The days of a top-down approach in which doctors simply dictate care to patients who know very little about their diseases have been replaced by a 360-degree view of the health experience.
Medical innovation has ballooned this decade as entrepreneurs pitch ways to improve health care and modernize an industry. There are four big categories of exciting advancement that I’m watching, and I’ll point out a few of my favorite startups to follow in the coming years.
Looking to the future, the role of robots and computer-aided systems will not necessarily change whether or not we are needed but how we use our time and talents. Automation isn’t going away but it will certainly take time to mold and refine its role in making us faster, more efficient and (hopefully) more accurate clinicians.
We don’t live in a country with a universal electronic health record to transmit this information from doctor to doctor on our behalf. Who, then, must carry this vital health information between doctors? Patients (or in my case, parents) should be responsible for communicating between doctors.