Primary care is the foundation of health care

Despite facing serious challenges from outdated approaches to reimbursement, care delivery, and medical records, we believe in the power of primary care to keep people healthy and connect them to the full spectrum of care when needed. 

As Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, we are committed to fostering a dynamic community to promote and support primary care resilience, equity, and value in order to improve health and well-being.

Researchers examined the relationship between patient portal registration with/without note reading and test/referral completion in primary care. Read a retrospective cohort study in JAMIA.

This JAMA paper examines changes in hospital-acquired adverse events and hospitalization outcomes associated with private equity acquisitions of U.S. hospitals.

Analyzing both quantitative and open-ended responses over two years of the survey the authors of this New England Jornal of Medicine study report on clinicians’ concerns and propose a sweeping package of policy reforms to strengthen U.S. primary care practice.