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Harvard Medical School has announced a $30 million initiative to transform primary care education and training through the creation of the Center for Primary Care. The Center puts Harvard Medical School at the forefront of an emerging trend across academic medical centers (AMCs). Taking stock of the state of primary care, many AMCs are working to address shortfalls between their status quo configuration and what would most likely be needed to function as an accountable care organization (ACO).
Sign of the Times for AMCs: Harvard's Primary Care Center
Participants in this Collaborative frequently ask how hospitals can support medical home model adoption--should they provide supplemental staffing, IT or care coordination resources, and if so, how can they make those investments legal and sustainable?
Hospital-physician contracting and the medical home
Detail on the structure, function, and legal parameters of the Primary Care Medical Home Institute.
By John Kirsner and John Wyand, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P.
Memo: The Development of a Primary Care Medical Home Institute