Thought Leader, Patient Engagement

Griffin Myers, MD, MBA

Founder and Chief Medical Officer
Oak Street Health

Dr. Griffin Myers is a board-certified emergency physician and entrepreneur focused on improving quality of and access to health care. In 2012, he co-founded Oak Street Health, a value-based primary care model throughout the Midwest focused on providing high-quality, coordinated care to over 20,000 patients in 19 locations. Oak Street Health’s model has generated net promoter scores over 90%, strong evidence-based preventive care metrics, and an over 40% reduction in hospitalizations. Dr. Myers has a BS from Davidson College, an MD from University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women’s Hospitals. He is Chief Medical Officer at Oak Street Health and Adjunct Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He can be reached on Twitter at @griffinrmyers.

Patient Engagement

My Favorite Slide: When Patients Are Prevented from Engaging

If patient engagement is about action, why don’t we let them speak?


Therapeutic Illusion — A Common Language for Physicians and Executives

Mistakes made in the boardroom can have the same consequences as mistakes in the exam room.

Patient Engagement 2016

My Favorite Slide: Health Care Starts with Patient Access

How insurance coverage options affect access and payment ability.

Patient Engagement 2016

How Can Ninjas Save Primary Care?

Ninjas — elite informatics specialists who work as core members of care teams at Chicago-based Oak Street Health — are responsible for making sure that all clinical information is in the right place at the right time, allowing for care delivery that is evidence based, effective, and patient centered.

New Marketplace 2015

Caring for Older Adults in a Value-Based Model

Using patient stratification and more primary care visits, Chicago-based Oak Street Health aims to reduce hospitalizations.

Patient Engagement 2016

Physician Attire and Patient Preference: Evidence-Based Guidance for Choosing a Dress Code

What clinicians wear to work might matter more today than ever before.

Patient Engagement 2016

What We’re Reading: When Breath Becomes Air

An important reminder that someday we’ll become patients, too.

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