A NEW APPROACH TO PATIENT-CENTRIC PRIMARY CARE MEDICINE USING CARE TEAMS, SMART TECHNOLOGY, INNOVATIVE SPACE AND PROCESSESWith CIMIT support, the “Of-the-Futures” learning-laboratory model has spread to other settings across the continuum of care. The MGH Ambulatory Practice of the Future opened its doors to patients in July 2010 with the mission of designing the ambulatory care practice that delivers ideal care in the ideal environment to optimize outcomes for patients and satisfaction for clinicians.
The areas for focused research for this initiative include The Care Experience, Care Team Communication, The Virtual Practice and The Physical Practice.
The Ambulatory Practice of the Future is an innovative physical space redesigned to leverage process re-engineering, redefinition of team roles, remote physiologic monitoring and virtual outreach for patient-centric care at MGH. The final product is an IT-rich ambulatory practice environment, which includes remote conferencing and consulting; on-site or remote scheduling and check in; and virtual visits, including remote monitoring and automatic recording of vital signs to electronic medical records.
Virtual Practice Project: In the News
To design the outpatient medical practice that delivers ideal care in the ideal environment and optimizes outcomes for both patients and care providers
Presentations & Brochures
APF Project Manager:
Virtual Practice Project Leader:
Ron Dixon, MD