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Despite facing serious challenges from outdated approaches to reimbursement, care delivery, and medical records, we believe in the power of primary care to keep people healthy and connect them to the full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

This article finds that physician leadership estimates suggest that 5 percent of hospital CEOs are physicians, though they are disproportionally found to run some of the best performing hospitals in the US. Read more in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
A proposed rule would require implementation of electronic prior authorization for health care services among most public insurers. Its implications for patient care and spending are likely to be complex. Read more in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Accompaniment is an intentional, aspirational framing for relationships in primary care. It's when a patient trusts the care team, knowing that they will be “accompanied” through life’s challenges—no matter what. Read this Journal of General Internal Medicine article to learn more.