Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, is Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Providence St. Joseph Health. She is responsible for enhancing health care and health outcomes across the seven-state system. Leading the division of Clinical Care and Personalized Health, she is responsible for ensuring PSJH’s 100,000+ caregivers and 20,000+ employed and/or affiliated physicians deliver care that is safe, effective, compassionate, seamless, personalized, and high value for all. Working with physicians, nurses, and pharmacists, she helps foster clinical research, innovation, and entrepreneurship to create ever better health outcomes. She is a frequent keynote speaker, author, board member, and serves as the Care Redesign Theme Leader for NEJM Catalyst.
Dr. Compton-Phillips has an extensive background in directing patient care programs and leading development of high-performing health care organizations. Prior to joining Providence in 2015, Dr. Compton-Phillips served as the Chief Quality Officer at Kaiser Permanente, where she focused on improving the value of care delivery. Among many other initiatives, she helped create infrastructure to implement health care improvements at scale across the Kaiser Permanente system. During her tenure, Dr. Compton-Phillips was a key organizational leader in developing capacity in patient-driven design, enhancing clinical outcomes and the care experience, and addressing the affordability of care.
Dr. Compton-Phillips joined Kaiser Permanente in 1993 as a front line physician, serving in an array of administrative and leadership roles. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University and earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is a board certified internist, with strong clinical interest in wellness and women’s health.
Interview by Amy Compton-Phillips & Mary Jane Kornacki
A physician executive recalls what she learned from an assessment of her leadership style early in her career and challenges as a woman leader in a traditionally male-dominated profession.
We must remember to listen to the stories of the human beings on the receiving end of the policies we develop.
Physicians and executives may agree on the concept but differ on how to define it.
NEJM Catalyst Care Redesign Theme Leader Amy Compton-Phillips weighs in on the most influential and inspiring texts of her career.
How Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center built a culture focused on broad-based change that is transformational for children and their families.
…and how do you educate people to want it?
Insights Report by Amy Compton-Phillips & NEJM Catalyst
NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members are shifting from disillusionment over the unfulfilled promises of big data to a more realistic vision of how sophisticated analytics can transform health care delivery.
We need to design systems that are easy to shop for, easy to buy, easy to use — and that solve for health.
It’s no wonder the general public can’t decode the complexity of health care finance when MDs and PhDs can’t either.
Interview by Molly Joel Coye & Amy Compton-Phillips
Physicians are worried that embracing new innovations will lead to the same problems that came with EHRs.