“If we are to grow a Patient Centered Medical Home, new skills are required. We can’t just be expert clinicians and diagnosticians. We need to be patient advocates. We need to be better communicators. We need to be effective users of technology and change agents.”
Steven J. Kravet, MD, MBA, President of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, in his SHSMD session on preparing an academic medical center for healthcare reform. Hopkins is making some very cutting-edge changes to prepare for healthcare reform, including clinical integration, increased focus on their delivery system and adoption of the patient centered medical home model.