Each of the words within the patient-centered, clinically integrated (PCCI) model has been carefully chosen to describe a revolutionary change in how the US healthcare system should deliver care. Let’s examine each in more depth.

  1. Patient-Centered — The IOM (Institute of Medicine) defines patient-centered care as: “Providing care that…

One of my heroes in medicine is Dr. Faith Fitzgerald (1), perhaps one of the most brilliant diagnosticians, medical educators, writers, and speakers this country has ever known. When I was active clinically, I used to attend the annual meeting of the American College of Physicians, where Faith’s stump the…

I am reading the wonderful biography of Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson. I was struck by his description of how carefully Leonardo observed and described processes in the natural world — the flow of water through streams and rivers, the beating of birds wings, etc. …

Ellis Knight

Semi-retired physician and healthcare executive / consultant spending my time advocating for value-based care reform in the US healthcare system.

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