Perspectives in Primary Care features writing from practitioners, activists, and community members representing organizations, practices, and institutions across the United States and around the world.

Bridging Silos Between Unaffiliated Providers

A global community of innovators passionately gathered to discuss innovative solutions to some of the most pressing problems in health care at the MIT-Harvard Medical School Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp. Through interactive learning sessions, boot campers became active learners, practicing a variety of new skills related to entrepreneurship and innovation to learn about the areas of opportunity in healthcare. Of the many experts, Jay Desai, Co-founder of

P2P+E: Understanding the employer role in an improved patient-to-primary care physician relationship

Creating sustainable, timely care delivery models designed to help patients achieve improved health outcomes is a challenge. The complex, chronic conditions of America’s workforce are driving the need for these models forcing employers into the position of leading health care delivery innovation. Employers, the primary source of insurance for 55.7% of Americans[i], have found themselves tasked with reducing healthcare’s unprecedented, rising costs to protect employee health, talent retention, productivity, and ...

MIT-HMS Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp

Eighty-eight innovators from around the world convened in Boston on August 12th for the first ever MIT-HMS Healthcare Innovation Bootcamp. The program engaged a diverse group of thought-leaders, from early stage entrepreneurs to doctors, to designers, biomedical engineers, innovation leaders and others. While standing in a large health innovation hub overlooking Boston’s iconic Fenway Park, attendees from 30 different countries came face to face with the peers who would join them on the intense, ...