Ariadne Labs' Innovation Meeting

Discussing the NASEM Report - Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care

Ariadne Labs

Thursday May 13, 2021 04:00 pm to 05:30 pm EDT
United States

An ad hoc committee, under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, examined the current state of primary care in the United States and developed an implementation plan to build upon the recommendations from the 1996 IOM report, "Primary Care: America's Health in a New Era", to strengthen primary care services in the United States, especially for underserved populations, and to inform primary care systems around the world.

The new report, Implementing High-Quality Primary Care Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care, published on May 4, considers:

  • Barriers to and enablers of innovation and change to achieve high-quality, high-value primary care;
  • The expanding scope of comprehensive primary care integration to address the needs of individuals, families, and communities;
  • The role of primary care in achieving population health outcomes and health equity goals;
  • The role of team-based interprofessional practice and the range of primary care providers, including those with oral health, lifestyle, and integrative medicine expertise;
  • The evolving role of technological and other innovations in delivering patient-centered primary care;
  • Education and training needs for the changing workforce in primary care;
  • The evolution and sustainability of care delivery and payment models across different communities and care settings;
  • Efficient approaches to meaningful measurement and continuous improvement of care quality;
  • Changing demographics and the primary care needs and access of different patient populations, including rural and other underserved populations;
  • Identifying and addressing behavioral and social determinants of health and delivering community-oriented, whole person care; and
  • The infrastructure (workforce, data, and metrics) needed to evaluate effectiveness of innovation and its impact on health outcomes and to support data-informed decision-making.

Robert L. Phillips, Jr., MD MSPH - Center for Professionalism and Value in Health Care, American Board of Family Medicine Foundation
Rebecca Etz, PhD - Associate Professor Co-Director, The Larry A. Green Center, Virginia Commonwealth University
Asaf Bitton, MD, MPH - Executive Director, Ariadne Labs
Russell S. Phillips, MD - Director, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care

...will discuss the new report. Rebecca, Asaf, and Robert are contributing authors and will review the findings, including the state of primary care today and how to rebuild and strengthen primary care services in the U.S., especially for underserved populations.

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