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COVID-19 To their detriment, primary care physicians can and will provide telephone care to our patients in this time of crisis, with or without payment. Until we can’t. Our Response Responding to COVID Read the Full Article COVID 19 image BBB - Quote Many frontline primary care physicians are displaying tremendous professionalism to be a bulwark for their patients and the public at great personal cost. Center for Professionalism & Value in Health Care Robert Phillips, MD, MSPH Executive Director Read the Full Article Here      |     The COVID-19 Tsunami: The Tide Goes Out Before It Comes In Social Accountability In Medical Education Social Accountability in Medical Education A century after the seminal Flexner report redefined medical education, its institutions face new challenges. They must demonstrate their alignment with the needs of patients and populations, relevance to… MORE ABOUT THIS TOPIC PRIME PRIME Registry PRIME was established to help provide family physicians and primary care clinicians a faster, easier way to evaluate practice performance, with built in tools for population health, risk stratification, empanelment and more… MORE ABOUT PRIME REGISTRY Quote As currently designed, these [health care] systems depend on the heroism of clinicians to ensure patient safety and promote care quality. -Bringing a Systems Approach to Health. Discussion Paper, Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Engineering, Washington, DC. PHATE Population Health Assessment Engine Learn how one health center utilized PHATE to identify areas of food insecurity. MORE ABOUT PHATE

Professionalism
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In a season of rapid delivery system transformation, the United States is already experiencing some of the negative consequences that pursuing quality and value measurement have had on professionalism in health care.

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Social Accountability in Medical Education

A century after the seminal Flexner report redefined medical education, its institutions face new challenges to demonstrate their alignment with the needs of patients and populations, their relevance to societal priorities, and their measurable impact on health.

More About Our Work

Transforming Clinical Practice & Population Health

A mix of social, environmental occupational and economic factors collectively labelled the social determinants of health (SDH) have a greater combined influence on the morbidity and mortality of our patients than the services we deliver in traditional medical care.

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Measures that Matter
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Measures That Matter

The Center is working to identify specific metrics that can be used to increase the specificity of measurement in specific situations, and to develop “measures that matter”, especially those that capture the real value of primary care.

More About Our Work

Professionalism
.

In a season of rapid delivery system transformation, the United States is already experiencing some of the negative consequences that pursuing quality and value measurement have had on professionalism in health care.

More About Our Work

Social Accountability in
Medical Education

A century after the seminal Flexner report redefined medical education, its institutions face new challenges to demonstrate their alignment with the needs of patients and populations, their relevance to societal priorities, and their measurable impact on health.

More About Our Work

Transforming Clinical Practice & Population Health

A mix of social, environmental occupational and economic factors collectively labelled the social determinants of health (SDH) have a greater combined influence on the morbidity and mortality of our patients than the services we deliver in traditional medical care.

More About Our Work

Measures that Matter
.

The Center is working to identify specific metrics that can be used to increase the specificity of measurement in specific situations, and to develop “measures that matter”, especially those that capture the real value of primary care.

More About Our Work

Vision & Mission

We aim to align how the professions are valued with the values of the professions.

What we do: We’re working to align professionalism with enhancing value in the care of patients and the public, while reducing burden in clinical practice. Working with a variety of partners, the Center will help to shape both the public’s and the provider’s understanding of the Social Contract as well as policies that better support its success.

Key aims of our work are:

  • Testing the state of the social contract between health professionals and the public

  • To identify relationships between burnout, shame and professionalism

  • To assess growing commoditization of health professionals and the impact on professionalism
  • To understand alignment between how value is measured and paid for and professionalism

  • To call out expectations of health professionals to routinely sacrifice well-being or financial solvency

  • To explore interprofessional understandings of professionalism

Tell Us: What does professionalism mean to you?

What Does Professionalism Mean to You?

Professionalism has meaning for us as individuals and as groups. It can be what drives your decisions and action with patients or in deciding on the policies of your practice or system. What does it mean to you?