Research and Publications from the HMS Center for Primary Care

Research Cases:

 

Ibrahim, Z. & Sullivan, E. E. (2015). Martin’s Point Health Care-Bangor: Pioneers in a Landscape of Constant Change. Boston, MA, USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Sullivan, E. E., & Hufstader, T. (2015). Human Systems for Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care (A). Boston, MA, USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Sullivan, E. E., Hufstader, T., & Arabadjis, S. (2015). Behavioral Health and Financing for Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care (B). Boston, MA, USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Alpert, J. & Sullivan, E. E. (2016). Background Note on Direct Primary Care. Boston, MA, USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Arabadjis, S., Ibrahim, Z. & Sullivan, E. E. (2016). The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers: Weighing Opportunity with Capacity (A). Boston, MA, USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Arabadjis, S. & Sullivan, E. E. (2016). The Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers: Mobilizing for Growth (B). Boston, MA, USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Ibrahim, Z., Kringos, D. & Sullivan, E. E. (2016). Financing a Dutch Lotus for Community Wellness. Boston, MA, USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Arabadjis, S., Ibrahim, Z. & Sullivan, E. E. (2016). Top to Bottom: Identifying Places to Change in Catalonia, Spain. Boston, MA, USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Arabadjis, S. & Sullivan, E. E. (2016). The Case of Kaiser Permanente: Specializing Primary Care. Boston, MA, USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Alpert, J. & Sullivan, E. E. (2016). Qliance Management Inc: Pioneers in Opportunity and Scale. Boston, MA, USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Sullivan, E. E., & Alpert J.L., (2017). Navigating Change at Alaska's Southcentral Foundation. North American Case Research Journal, 36(4).

Hesketh, M. & Dwiel, K. (2017). Background Note on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Boston, MA, USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Hesketh, M. & Dwiel, K. (2017). Background Note on Health Information Technology in Primary Care. Boston, MA, USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Alpert, J. & Sullivan, E. E. (2017). Desert Senita: A Rural FQHC’s Efforts to Mitigate Resource Scarcity in the Desert. Boston, MA, USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Alpert, J. & Sullivan E.E. (2017). Omada Health: Designing to Overcome Diabetes. Boston, MA USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Hesketh, M. & Alpert J.L. (2017). Scaling to Achieve a Vision of Health Equity: CareMessage. Boston, MA USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Mahan, K., & Alpert, J.L. (2018). Robert Tepper, MD: Paving a New Path to Patient Impact. Boston, MA USA: Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

 

Innovation:

Stout, S., & Weeg, S. (2014). The practice perspective on transformation: experience and learning from the frontlines. Medical Care52, S23-S25.

Suzuki, J., Matthews, M. L., Brick, D., Nguyen, M. T., Jamison, R. N., Ellner, A. L., & Weiss, R. D. (2014). Implementation of a collaborative care management program with buprenorphine in primary care: a comparison between opioid-dependent patients and chronic pain patients using opioids non-medically. Journal of Opioid Management10(3), 159.

Bitton, A., Ellner, A., Pabo, E., Stout, S., Sugarman, J. R., Sevin, C., Goodell, K., Bassett, J.S., & Phillips, R. S. (2014). The Harvard Medical School Academic Innovations Collaborative: transforming primary care practice and education. Academic Medicine89(9), 1239-1244.

Koch, U., Bitton, A., Landon, B. E., & Phillips, R. S. (2015). Transforming primary care practice and education: lessons from 6 academic learning collaboratives. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management. 40(2), pp.125-138.

Wu, C. A., Mulder, A. L., Zai, A. H., Hu, Y., Costa, M., Tishler, L. W., Saltzman, J. R., Ellner, A. L., & Bitton, A. (2015). A population management system for improving colorectal cancer screening in a primary care setting. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 22(3), 319-328.

Duong, D. B., Sullivan, E. E. E., Minter-Jordan, M., Giesen, L., & Ellner, A. L. (2016). A model for training medical student innovators: the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care Abundance Agents of Change program. Medical Education Online21(1).

Schiff, G.D., Bearden, T., Hunt, L.S., Azzara, J., Larmon, J., Phillips, R.S., Singer, S., Bennett, B., Sugarman, J.R., Bitton, A. & Ellner, A., (2017). Primary care collaboration to improve diagnosis and screening for colorectal cancer. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 43(7):338-350

 

Medical Education:

Ellner, A. L., Stout, S., Sullivan, E. E., Griffiths, E. P., Mountjoy, A., & Phillips, R. S. (2015). Health systems innovation at academic health centers: leading in a new era of health care delivery. Academic Medicine, 90(7), 872-880.

Remus, K. E., Honigberg, M., Tummalapalli, L., Cohen, L. P., Fazio, S., & Weinstein, A. R. (2016). A chronic disease management student-faculty collaborative practice: educating students on innovation in health care delivery. Academic Medicine, 91(7), 967-971.

Cahn, P. S., Bzowyckyj, A., Collins, L., Dow, A., Goodell, K., Johnson, A. F., Klocko, D., Knab, M., Parker, K., Reeves, S., & Zierler, B. K. (2016). A design thinking approach to evaluating interprofessional education. Journal of Interprofessional Care30(3), 378-380.

Fazio, S. B., Demasi, M., Farren, E., Frankl, S., Gottlieb, B., Hoy, J., Johnson, A., Kasper, J., Lee, P., McCarthy, C., & Miller, K. (2016). Blueprint for an undergraduate primary care curriculum. Academic Medicine, 91(12), 1628-1637.

Fazio, S.B., Ledford, C.H., Aronowitz, P.B., Chheda, S.G., Choe, J.H., Call, S.A., Gitlin, S.D., Muntz, M., Nixon, L.J., Pereira, A.G. and Ragsdale, J.W. (2017). Competency-Based Medical Education in the Internal Medicine Clerkship: A Report from the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education Task Force. Academic Medicine.

Dwiel, K., Hesketh, M.A., Alpert, J.L., Cellini, J., Goodell, K., Phillips, R.S., Sullivan, E.E. (2018). The Impact of Oral Health Training for Primary Care Clinicians: A Systematic Review. Family Medicine, 51(3), 251-261.

Rotenstein L., Perez K., Wohler D., Sanders S., Im D., Kazberouk A., Phillips R.S. (2019). Preparing health professions students to lead change. Leadership in Health Services, 32, 182-194.

 

Global Health and Community Health Workers:

Vasan, A., Hudelson, C. E., Greenberg, S. L., & Ellner, A. E. (2015). An integrated approach to surgery and primary care systems strengthening in low-and middle-income countries: building a platform to deliver across the spectrum of disease. Surgery157(6), 965-970.

Basu, S., Jack, H. E., Arabadjis, S. D., & Phillips, R. S. (2016). Benchmarks for reducing emergency department visits and hospitalizations through community health workers integrated into primary care: a cost-benefit analysis. Medical Care.

Jack, H., Arabadjis, S., Sun, L., Sullivan, E. E., & Phillips, R. (2016). Impact of Community Health Workers on Use of Healthcare Services in the United States: A Systematic Review. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 1-20.  

Bailey, G. and Bährer-Kohler, S. (2017). The Promotion and Delivery of Mental Health Services in Primary Care Settings. Global Mental Health (pp. 183-192). Springer, Cham.

 

Payment Reform:

Basu, S. E., Landon, B. S., Song, Z., Bitton, A., & Phillips, R. (2015). Implications of workforce and financing changes for primary care practice utilization, revenue, and cost: A generalizable mathematical model for practice management. Medical Care, 53(2), 125-132.

Basu, S., Phillips, R., Bitton, A., Song, Z., & Landon, B. (2015). Medicare chronic care management payments and financial returns to primary care practices: a modeling study. Annals of Internal Medicine, 163(8), 580-8.

Basu, S., Phillips, R. S., Song, Z., Landon, B. E., & Bitton, A. (2016). Effects of new funding models for patient-centered medical homes on primary care practice finances and services: Results of a Microsimulation Model. The Annals of Family Medicine14(5), 404-414.

Basu S, Phillips RS, Song Z, Bitton A, Landon BE. (2017). High Levels of Capitation Payments Needed to Shift Primary Care Toward Proactive Team and Nonvisit Care. Health Affairs, 36(9), 1599-1605.

Basu S, Landon BE, Williams JW Jr, Bitton A, Song Z, Phillips RS. (2017) Behavioral health integration into primary care: A microsimulation of financial implications for practices. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 32, 1330-1342.

Basu S, Phillips RS, Song Z, Bitton A, Landon BE. (2018) Finance and time use implications of team documentation for primary care practices under alternative payment systems: A microsimulation model. The Annals of Family Medicine, 16, 308-313. PMID 29987078.

Baum A, Song Z, Landon BE, Phillips RS, Bitton A, Basu S. (2019). Health care spending slowed following state regulation of commercial insurers through Rhode Island’s affordability standards. Health Affairs, 38, 237-245.

Academic Innovations Collaborative (supported by Center for Primary Care resources):

Sheridan, B., Chien, A. T., Peters, A. S., Rosenthal, M., Brooks, J. V., & Singer, S. J. (2016). Team-Based Primary Care: The Medical Assistant Perspective. Health Care Management Review.

Song, H., Ryan, M., Tendulkar, S., Fisher, J., Martin, J., Peters, A.S., Frolkis, J.P., Rosenthal, M.B., Chien, A.T. & Singer, S.J (2017). Team dynamics, clinical work satisfaction, and patient care coordination between primary care providers: A mixed methods study. Health Care Management Review, 42(1), 28-41.

Chien AT, Kyle MA, Peters AS, Nguyen KH, Rosenthal MB, Tendulkar S, Singer SJ. (2018) Establishing Teams: How Does It Change Practice Configuration, Size, and Composition? Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 41(2), 146-155.

Meyers, D.J., Chien, A.T., Nguyen, K.H., Li, Z., Singer S.J., Rosenthal, M.B. (2018). Association of Team-Based Primary Care With Health Care Utilization and Costs Among Chronically Ill Patients. JAMA Internal Medicine. Published online Nov 2018.

 

General Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Reynolds, P. P., Klink, K., Gilman, S., Green, L. A., Phillips, R. S., Shipman, S., Keahey, D., Rugen, K., & Davis, M. (2015). The patient-centered medical home: preparation of the workforce, more questions than answers. Journal of General Internal Medicine30(7), 1013-1017.

Himmelstein, D. U., & Phillips, R. S. (2016). Should we abandon routine visits? There is little evidence for or against. Annals of Internal Medicine, 164(7), 498-499.

Sullivan, E. E., Ibrahim, Z., Ellner, A., & Giesen, L. (2016). Management lessons for high-functioning primary care teams. Journal of Healthcare Management, 61(6), 449-465.

Koch, U., Stout, S., Landon, B. E., & Phillips, R. S. (2016). From healthcare to health: a proposed pathway to population health. Healthcare. Elsevier.

Ellner, A., & Phillips, R. (2017). The coming primary care revolution. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 32(4), 380-386.

Sullivan, E. E., Arabadjis, S., Alpert, J., Ellner, A. (2018). Culture: The Unexpected Key to Exemplary Primary Care. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 18(5), 108-120.

Singer SJ, Kerrissey M, Friedberg M, Phillips RS. (2018). A comprehensive theory of integration. Med Care Res Rev. PMID29606036. [E-publication ahead of print]

Basu S, Berkowitz SA, Phillips RL, Bitton A, Landon BE, Phillips RS. (2018). Primary care physician supply and population mortality in the United States, 2005-2015. JAMA Internal Medicine.

 

Commentary:

Sullivan, E. E. & Ellner, A. (2015). Strong patient-provider relationships drive healthier outcomes. Harvard Business Review.

Ellner, A. (2017). Medical education needs management training. KevinMD.com, Online.

Phillips, R. (2017). Investment in primary care is needed to achieve the triple aim. Health Affairs Blog.

Arabadjis, S. & Sullivan, E. E. (2017). How one California medical group is decreasing physician burnout. Harvard Business Review.

Alpert, J. & Sullivan, E. E. (2017). How digital health care can help prevent chronic diseases like diabetes. Harvard Business Review.

 

[1] Cases are listed chronologically and in Harvard Business School case study citation format.