Two key webinars discussing NASEM report on Primary Care
An ad hoc committee, under the auspices of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will examine the current state of primary care in the United States and develop 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.
published on May 4th 2021, 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 the effectiveness of innovation and its impact on health outcomes and to support data-informed decision-making.
View two pre-recorded webinars featuring HMS Center for Primary Care, Ariadne Labs, and members of the primary care community.
Ariadne Labs' Innovation Meeting:
Discussing the NASEM Report - Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care
Recorded Thursday, May 13th 2021, 4:00-5:30pm ET
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
Robert Phillips, Rebecca Etz, and Asaf Bitton will discuss the new National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report, Implementing High-Quality Primary Care: Rebuilding the Foundation of Health Care. 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.
Center for Primary Care session:
Primary Care Investment and Payment Reform to Achieve Equity: the NASEM Report and the Massachusetts Initiative
Recorded Friday, May 14th 2021, 11:00am-12:00pm ET
Wayne Altman, MD, FAAFP - Professor & Chair of Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine
Carrie Colla, PhD - Professor, The Dartmouth Institute of Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Ann Greiner, MCP - President and Chief Executive Officer of the Primary Care Collaborative
A deep dive into primary care investment and payment reform was discussed in the context of the national report by the NASEM. Given the importance of equity in care, this session will also explore how primary care investment and payment reform can help us address equity in care.