Rethinking the Primary Care Workforce — An Expanded Role for Nurses

In the primary care practice of the future, the physician’s role will increasingly be played by nurse practitioners.

Survey Snapshot: How to Achieve Post-Acute Care Coordination

Commentary from NEJM Catalyst Insights Council members on preferred post-acute networks and the importance of communication.

Implementing Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

PROMs pioneer shares what’s working in a large health system.

A Memo to the Brilliant

Top-down regulation of physicians may have been a factor in Democrats’ defeat. Blind commitment to specific models of payment reform has put much into jeopardy, unnecessarily.

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.

The Hard Work of Health Care Transformation

Experience shows that although a changed market may be a helpful precondition to local performance improvement, it hardly guarantees effective operational change.

Creating the Optimized Surgical Journey

Results from the implementation of an enhanced recovery pathway (an “Optimized Surgical Journey”) for patients undergoing cystectomy at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Thomas Graf Panel Clip Still: You Can't Always Compete Against Your Own Baseline

A Cry for Encouraging Disruption in Health Care

Where we’re learning the most is disruption and innovation.

An Operational Standard for Transitioning Pediatric Patients to Adult Medicine

Transitioning young adults from pediatrics to adult medicine can be cumbersome, patchy, and confusing. A standard operational framework that leverages the right organizational resources could be just the solution primary care needs to reduce frustration, gaps in care, and loss of patients.

My Favorite Slide: What Is the Right Size for Your Team?

Bigger is not always better for effective teamwork and communication.

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