A patient shares their experience at Internal Medicine Associates of Massachusetts General Hospital. This patient works as part of the quality improvement team at the practice, which is part of the Center’s Academic Innovations Collaborative. The AIC works to improve care for more than 300,000 patients in the Boston area, with each clinic engaging patient advisers as part of their work.
A patient of the Sagov Center for Family Medicine shares their experience at the practice. This patient works as part of the quality improvement team at the Sagov Family Practice, which is part of the Center’s Academic Innovations Collaborative. The AIC works to improve care for more than 300,000 patients in the Boston area, with each clinic engaging patient advisers as part of their work.
The patient shark tank functions to amplify the voice of the patient. Innovations are pitched by five teams coming out of the InciteHealth program, an accelerator focused on transforming primary care through new ventures. Patients provide their perspectives as innovations are pitched.
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By Russell Phillips, Director of the Center for Primary Care
Earlier this year, the New York Times published an article by Dr. Ezekiel J. Emmanuel, where the bioethicist discussed the ineffectiveness of the annual physical.
Dr. Emmanuel’s suggestion to “Skip Your Annual Physical” is a band-aid solution to our country’s pressing shortage of primary care physicians and rising health costs. We know stronger primary care reduces costs and improves outcomes, and currently the annual exam is a mainstay of this physician-patient relationship. (more…)
The Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care announced today a new case series that will support the Center’s leadership development curriculum and programs for front line primary-care leaders, including physicians, other healthcare workers, and staff. The first two cases, currently available through the Center for Primary Care’s website , profile the work of Southcentral Foundation, an Alaska Native health care organization working with the Native Community to achieve physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness.