Theme Leader, Care Redesign
Member of the NEJM Catalyst Leadership Board

Amy Compton-Phillips, MD

Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health

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.

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Care Redesign Survey: What Data Can Really Do for Health Care

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.


Lessons in Leadership: Amy Compton-Phillips

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.

Amy Compton-Phillips Talk on Health Care Redesign Image Still: How Health Care Is Like Buying a TV

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How Health Care Is Like Buying a TV

We need to design systems that are easy to shop for, easy to buy, easy to use — and that solve for health.

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An Image of Medical Complexity

It’s no wonder the general public can’t decode the complexity of health care finance when MDs and PhDs can’t either.

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The Challenges of Health Care Innovation’s “Bright, Shiny New Toys”

Physicians are worried that embracing new innovations will lead to the same problems that came with EHRs.

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Relentless Redesign in Health Care

We are living through the next huge shift in health care: the age of value.

Amy Compton-Phillips Video Still: The Three Cs of Care Redesign

Care Redesign 2016

The Three Cs of Care Redesign

Care, Cure & Coordination: A patient-focused “triple aim” for care redesign.


Gender Bias in Health Care: Glass Ceiling, or Foundation of Sand?

How can women fill necessary leadership roles if likability still plays a role in gender bias?

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Care Redesign Survey: Strengthening the Post-Acute Care Connection

Ties between health systems and post-acute care facilities are on the rise, but much work remains to truly coordinate care.

Care Redesign Panel Clip Still: Primary Care Providers as Whole Care Coordinators

Care Redesign 2016

Primary Care Providers as Whole Care Coordinators

Patients need someone knowledgeable about all the care they receive, but should that someone just be the primary care doctor?

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