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Asaf Bitton, M.D.

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Biography
2008
James W. Winshall Award for Ambulatory Teaching
2010
Mack Lipkin Sr. Associate Award
2010
Fellow, American College of Physicians
2010
CIMIT Young Clinician Research Award
2011
Milton Hamolsky Junior Faculty Award
2011 - 2012
Innovation Fellow, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care
2013
Harvard Medical School Certificate of Excellence in Tutoring
2014
SGIM Annual Quality and Practice Innovation Award for BWH South Huntington
2015
Harvard Medical School Certificate of Excellence in Tutoring

Overview
Asaf Bitton MD, MPH, FACP is a health systems innovation leader and researcher whose work centers on improving primary health care in the United States and globally. He has a particular focus and experience with the design and evaluation of new models of primary health care delivery, and their associated payment structures.

He is currently the Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint health system innovation center located at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health that works to save lives and reduce suffering by creating scalable solutions that improve health care delivery at the most critical moments in childbirth, primary health care, surgery, and serious illness care. Previously he led the Primary Health Care team at Ariadne Labs, with a particular area of work on the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (www.improvingPHC.org). This effort with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and others, produces globally comparable national measures of primary care system performance to target country improvement initiatives. He and his team also worked on building new measures of patient-reported experience and outcomes in low resource settings using mobile platforms in Ghana and Uganda, as well as interventions to improve care management in Estonia.

He also serves currently as a Senior Advisor to the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus Initiative for nearly 3000 practices in 26 US states, led by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. This initiative, which he helped to design, aims to match care delivery improvement to new forms of payment in a multi-payer environment.

Previously, he has led a large learning collaborative aimed at transforming care at Harvard Medical School-affiliated primary care practices. He also has studied extensively the diffusion and outcomes associated with Patient-Centered Medical Home innovations across the United States, and ways to address the growth of non-communicable diseases globally.

He practices primary care at the Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care Associates, South Huntington, a medical home practice he helped to found in Jamaica Plain, MA.

Mentoring
Comparison of Entry-Level and Optimal Patient Centered Medical Homes in Oklahoma Medicaid Program
Summer, 06/17/13 - 07/26/13
Improving Transitions of Care: Understanding Hospital Readmissions at the Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care Associates Clinic
Summer, 05/20/13 - 09/06/13
Beliefs in cancer treatment efficacy among Australian physicians and Indigenous Australians
International, 06/14/10 - 08/01/10
Barriers, enablers, and preferences of Indigenous Australians in the provision of health care and health services in Western Australia
International, 06/27/11 - 08/10/11
Tracking and Improving Transitions of Care within a Patient-Centered Medical Home
Full Time, 03/15/12 - 12/15/12
Reengineering the Post-Discharge Visit within a Patient-Centered Medical Home
Summer, 06/11/12 - 08/10/12

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  1. Uy J, Macarayan EK, Ratcliffe HL, Miller K, Otupiri E, Awoonor-Williams JK, Hirschhorn LR, Lipsitz SR, Schwarz D, Bitton A. Preliminary validation of the PRImary care facility Management Evaluation tool (PRIME-Tool), a national facility management survey implemented in Ghana. BMC Health Serv Res. 2019 Dec 05; 19(1):937. PMID: 31805931.
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  2. Ratcliffe HL, Schwarz D, Hirschhorn LR, Cejas C, Diallo A, Elorrio EG, Fifield J, Gashumba D, Hartshorn L, Leydon N, Mohamed M, Nakamura Y, Ndiaye Y, Novignon J, Ofosu A, Roder-DeWan S, Rwiyereka A, Secci F, Veillard JH, Bitton A. PHC Progression Model: a novel mixed-methods tool for measuring primary health care system capacity. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(5):e001822. PMID: 31565420.
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  3. Bitton A, Pesec M, Benotti E, Ratcliffe H, La Forgia J, Hirschhorn L. . Deepening Health Reform in China: Building High-Quality and Value-Based Service Delivery . Shaping tiered health care delivery system in accordance with the People-Centered Integrated Care Model. . 2019. View Publication.
  4. Hirschhorn LR, Langlois EV, Bitton A, Ghaffar A. What kind of evidence do we need to strengthen primary healthcare in the 21st century? BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(Suppl 8):e001668. PMID: 31478031.
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  5. Bitton A, Fifield J, Ratcliffe H, Karlage A, Wang H, Veillard JH, Schwarz D, Hirschhorn LR. Primary healthcare system performance in low-income and middle-income countries: a scoping review of the evidence from 2010 to 2017. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(Suppl 8):e001551. PMID: 31478028.
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  6. VanderZanden A, Langlois EV, Ghaffar A, Bitton A, Fifield J, Hirschhorn LR. It takes a community: a landscape analysis of global health research consortia. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(Suppl 8):e001450. PMID: 31478019.
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  7. Solomon DH, Yu Z, Katz JN, Bitton A, Corrigan C, Fraenkel L, Harrold LR, Smolen JS, Losina E, Lu B. Adverse Events and Resource Use Before and After Treat-to-Target in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Post Hoc Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 09; 71(9):1243-1248. PMID: 30221841.
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  8. Macarayan EK, Ratcliffe HL, Otupiri E, Hirschhorn LR, Miller K, Lipsitz SR, Gawande AA, Bitton A. Facility management associated with improved primary health care outcomes in Ghana. PLoS One. 2019; 14(7):e0218662. PMID: 31265454.
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  9. Schwarz D, Kim JH, Ratcliffe H, Bell G, Awoonor-Williams JK, Nimako B, Otupiri E, Lipsitz S, Hirschhorn L, Bitton A. The status of Ghanaian community health workers' supervision and service delivery: descriptive analyses from the 2017 Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020 survey. Gates Open Res. 2019; 3:1468. PMID: 31294420.
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  10. Schwarz D, Hirschhorn LR, Kim JH, Ratcliffe HL, Bitton A. Continuity in primary care: a critical but neglected component for achieving high-quality universal health coverage. BMJ Glob Health. 2019; 4(3):e001435. PMID: 31263586.
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  11. Gerbasi ME, Gilman SE, Bitton A, Becker AE. Social Norms and Smoking Risk in iTaukei Fijian Adolescent Women. Health Behav Policy Rev. 2019 May; 6(3):242-255. PMID: 31157285.
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  12. Basu S, Berkowitz SA, Phillips RL, Bitton A, Landon BE, Phillips RS. Association of Primary Care Physician Supply With Population Mortality in the United States, 2005-2015. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 04 01; 179(4):506-514. PMID: 30776056.
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  13. Baum A, Song Z, Landon BE, Phillips RS, Bitton A, Basu S. Health Care Spending Slowed After Rhode Island Applied Affordability Standards To Commercial Insurers. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 02; 38(2):237-245. PMID: 30715981.
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  14. Zak A, Corrigan C, Yu Z, Bitton A, Fraenkel L, Harrold L, Smolen JS, Solomon DH. Barriers to treatment adjustment within a treat to target strategy in rheumatoid arthritis: a secondary analysis of the TRACTION trial. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2018 11 01; 57(11):1933-1937. PMID: 29982720.
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  15. Bitton A, Veillard JH, Basu L, Ratcliffe HL, Schwarz D, Hirschhorn LR. The 5S-5M-5C schematic: transforming primary care inputs to outcomes in low-income and middle-income countries. BMJ Glob Health. 2018; 3(Suppl 3):e001020. PMID: 30305941.
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  16. Barnett ML, Song Z, Bitton A, Rose S, Landon BE. Gatekeeping and patterns of outpatient care post healthcare reform. Am J Manag Care. 2018 10 01; 24(10):e312-e318. PMID: 30325192.
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  17. Basu S, Phillips RS, Bitton A, Song Z, Landon BE. Finance and Time Use Implications of Team Documentation for Primary Care: A Microsimulation. Ann Fam Med. 2018 07; 16(4):308-313. PMID: 29987078.
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  18. Gage AD, Leslie HH, Bitton A, Jerome JG, Joseph JP, Thermidor R, Kruk ME. Does quality influence utilization of primary health care? Evidence from Haiti. Global Health. 2018 06 20; 14(1):59. PMID: 29925416.
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  19. Dugani S, Afari H, Hirschhorn LR, Ratcliffe H, Veillard J, Martin G, Lagomarsino G, Basu L, Bitton A. Prevalence and factors associated with burnout among frontline primary health care providers in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. Gates Open Res. 2018 Jun 11; 2:4. PMID: 29984356.
    Citations: 3     
  20. Yu Z, Lu B, Agosti J, Bitton A, Corrigan C, Fraenkel L, Harrold LR, Losina E, Katz JN, Solomon DH. Implementation of Treat-to-Target for Rheumatoid Arthritis in the US: Analysis of Baseline Data From a Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2018 05; 70(5):801-806. PMID: 28834390.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  21. Bitton A. Finding a Parsimonious Path for Primary Care Practice Transformation. Ann Fam Med. 2018 04; 16(Suppl 1):S16-S19. PMID: 29632221.
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  22. Dugani S, Afari H, Hirschhorn LR, Ratcliffe H, Veillard J, Martin G, Lagomarsino G, Basu L, Bitton A. Prevalence and factors associated with burnout among frontline primary health care providers in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. Gates Open Research. 2018; 2(4). View Publication.
  23. Bitton A. The Necessary Return of Comprehensive Primary Health Care. Health Serv Res. 2018 08; 53(4):2020-2026. PMID: 29285762.
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  24. Pesec M, Ratcliffe H, Bitton A. Building a Thriving Primary Health Care System: The Story of Costa Rica. Case Study. Ariadne Labs. 2017. View Publication.
  25. Basu S, Landon BE, Williams JW, Bitton A, Song Z, Phillips RS. Behavioral Health Integration into Primary Care: a Microsimulation of Financial Implications for Practices. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Dec; 32(12):1330-1341. PMID: 28900839.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  26. Veillard J, Cowling K, Bitton A, Ratcliffe H, Kimball M, Barkley S, Mercereau L, Wong E, Taylor C, Hirschhorn LR, Wang H. Better Measurement for Performance Improvement in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: The Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) Experience of Conceptual Framework Development and Indicator Selection. Milbank Q. 2017 12; 95(4):836-883. PMID: 29226448.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Reddy A, Sessums L, Gupta R, Jin J, Day T, Finke B, Bitton A. Risk Stratification Methods and Provision of Care Management Services in Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Practices. Ann Fam Med. 2017 09; 15(5):451-454. PMID: 28893815.
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  28. Basu S, Phillips RS, Song Z, Bitton A, Landon BE. High Levels Of Capitation Payments Needed To Shift Primary Care Toward Proactive Team And Nonvisit Care. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 09 01; 36(9):1599-1605. PMID: 28874487.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Zivin K, Miller BF, Finke B, Bitton A, Payne P, Stowe EC, Reddy A, Day TJ, Lapin P, Jin JL, Sessums LL. Behavioral Health and the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) Initiative: findings from the 2014 CPC behavioral health survey. BMC Health Serv Res. 2017 Aug 29; 17(1):612. PMID: 28851374.
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  30. Solomon DH, Losina E, Lu B, Zak A, Corrigan C, Lee SB, Agosti J, Bitton A, Harrold LR, Pincus T, Radner H, Yu Z, Smolen JS, Fraenkel L, Katz JN. Implementation of Treat-to-Target in Rheumatoid Arthritis Through a Learning Collaborative: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017 07; 69(7):1374-1380. PMID: 28512998.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Kruk ME, Ling EJ, Bitton A, Cammett M, Cavanaugh K, Chopra M, El-Jardali F, Macauley RJ, Muraguri MK, Konuma S, Marten R, Martineau F, Myers M, Rasanathan K, Ruelas E, Soucat A, Sugihantono A, Warnken H. Building resilient health systems: a proposal for a resilience index. BMJ. 2017 05 23; 357:j2323. PMID: 28536191.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Barnett ML, Song Z, Rose S, Bitton A, Chernew ME, Landon BE. Insurance Transitions and Changes in Physician and Emergency Department Utilization: An Observational Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Oct; 32(10):1146-1155. PMID: 28523475.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. A Salzberg C, Bitton A, Lipsitz SR, Franz C, Shaykevich S, Newmark LP, Kwatra J, Bates DW. The Impact of Alternative Payment in Chronically Ill and Older Patients in the Patient-centered Medical Home. Med Care. 2017 05; 55(5):483-492. PMID: 28169976.
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  34. Schiff GD, Bearden T, Hunt LS, Azzara J, Larmon J, Phillips RS, Singer S, Bennett B, Sugarman JR, Bitton A, Ellner A. Primary Care Collaboration to Improve Diagnosis and Screening for Colorectal Cancer. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017 07; 43(7):338-350. PMID: 28648219.
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  35. Coarasa J, Das J, Gummerson E, Bitton A. A systematic tale of two differing reviews: evaluating the evidence on public and private sector quality of primary care in low and middle income countries. Global Health. 2017 04 12; 13(1):24. PMID: 28403871.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Koch U, Bitton A, Landon BE, Phillips RS. Transforming Primary Care Practice and Education: Lessons From 6 Academic Learning Collaboratives. J Ambul Care Manage. 2017 Apr/Jun; 40(2):125-138. PMID: 26334911.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  37. Pesec M, Ratcliffe HL, Karlage A, Hirschhorn LR, Gawande A, Bitton A. Primary Health Care That Works: The Costa Rican Experience. Health Aff (Millwood). 2017 03 01; 36(3):531-538. PMID: 28264956.
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  38. Gage AD, Leslie HH, Bitton A, Jerome JG, Thermidor R, Joseph JP, Kruk ME. Assessing the quality of primary care in Haiti. Bull World Health Organ. 2017 Mar 01; 95(3):182-190. PMID: 28250531.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  39. Haas JS, Barlow WE, Schapira MM, MacLean CD, Klabunde CN, Sprague BL, Beaber EF, Chen JS, Bitton A, Onega T, Harris K, Tosteson ANA. Primary Care Providers' Beliefs and Recommendations and Use of Screening Mammography by their Patients. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Apr; 32(4):449-457. PMID: 28070772.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  40. Onega T, Haas JS, Bitton A, Brackett C, Weiss J, Goodrich M, Harris K, Pyle S, Tosteson AN. Alignment of breast cancer screening guidelines, accountability metrics, and practice patterns. Am J Manag Care. 2017 Jan; 23(1):35-40. PMID: 28141929.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  41. Bitton A, Ratcliffe HL, Veillard JH, Kress DH, Barkley S, Kimball M, Secci F, Wong E, Basu L, Taylor C, Bayona J, Wang H, Lagomarsino G, Hirschhorn LR. Primary Health Care as a Foundation for Strengthening Health Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 May; 32(5):566-571. PMID: 27943038.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  42. Lauffenburger JC, Shrank WH, Bitton A, Franklin JM, Glynn RJ, Krumme AA, Matlin OS, Pezalla EJ, Spettell CM, Brill G, Choudhry NK. Association Between Patient-Centered Medical Homes and Adherence to Chronic Disease Medications: A Cohort Study. Ann Intern Med. 2017 Jan 17; 166(2):81-88. PMID: 27842386.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  43. Kruse GR, Rigotti NA, Raw M, McNeill A, Murray R, Piné-Abata H, Bitton A, McEwen A. Content and Methods used to Train Tobacco Cessation Treatment Providers: An International Survey. J Smok Cessat. 2017 Dec; 12(4):213-220. PMID: 29861787.
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  44. Basu S, Phillips RS, Song Z, Landon BE, Bitton A. Effects of New Funding Models for Patient-Centered Medical Homes on Primary Care Practice Finances and Services: Results of a Microsimulation Model. Ann Fam Med. 2016 09; 14(5):404-14. PMID: 27621156.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  45. Schapira MM, Sprague BL, Klabunde CN, Tosteson AN, Bitton A, Chen JS, Beaber EF, Onega T, MacLean CD, Harris K, Howe K, Pearson L, Feldman S, Brawarsky P, Haas JS. Inadequate Systems to Support Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in Primary Care Practice. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 10; 31(10):1148-55. PMID: 27251058.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  46. Bitton A, Baughman AW, Carlini S, Weissman JS, Bates DW. Enhanced primary care and impact on quality of care in Massachusetts. Am J Manag Care. 2016 05 01; 22(5):e169-74. PMID: 27266583.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  47. Solomon DH, Lee SB, Zak A, Corrigan C, Agosti J, Bitton A, Harrold L, Losina E, Lu B, Pincus T, Radner H, Smolen J, Katz JN, Fraenkel L. Implementation of treat-to-target in rheumatoid arthritis through a Learning Collaborative: Rationale and design of the TRACTION trial. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2016 08; 46(1):81-7. PMID: 27058970.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  48. Chen JS, Sprague BL, Klabunde CN, Tosteson AN, Bitton A, Onega T, MacLean CD, Harris K, Schapira MM, Haas JS. Take the money and run? Redemption of a gift card incentive in a clinician survey. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2016 Feb 24; 16:25. PMID: 26911445.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  49. Haas JS, Sprague BL, Klabunde CN, Tosteson AN, Chen JS, Bitton A, Beaber EF, Onega T, Kim JJ, MacLean CD, Harris K, Yamartino P, Howe K, Pearson L, Feldman S, Brawarsky P, Schapira MM. Provider Attitudes and Screening Practices Following Changes in Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 Jan; 31(1):52-9. PMID: 26129780.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  50. Solomon DH, Fraenkel L, Lu B, Brown E, Tsao P, Losina E, Katz JN, Bitton A. Comparison of Care Provided in Practices With Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants Versus Subspecialist Physicians Only: A Cohort Study of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2015 Dec; 67(12):1664-70. PMID: 26096922.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  51. Linzer M, Bitton A, Tu SP, Plews-Ogan M, Horowitz KR, Schwartz MD, Poplau S, Paranjape A, Landry M, Babbott S, Collins T, Caudill TS, Prasad A, Adolphe A, Kern DE, Aung K, Bensching K, Fairfield K. The End of the 15-20 Minute Primary Care Visit. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Nov; 30(11):1584-6. PMID: 25900539.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  52. Basu S, Phillips RS, Bitton A, Song Z, Landon BE. Medicare Chronic Care Management Payments and Financial Returns to Primary Care Practices: A Modeling Study. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Oct 20; 163(8):580-8. PMID: 26389533.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  53. Wu CA, Mulder AL, Zai AH, Hu Y, Costa M, Tishler LW, Saltzman JR, Ellner AL, Bitton A. A population management system for improving colorectal cancer screening in a primary care setting. J Eval Clin Pract. 2016 Jun; 22(3):319-28. PMID: 26259696.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  54. Kruse GR, Rigotti NA, Raw M, McNeill A, Murray R, Piné-Abata H, Bitton A, McEwen A. Tobacco Dependence Treatment Training Programs: An International Survey. Nicotine Tob Res. 2016 May; 18(5):1012-8. PMID: 26117835.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  55. Majzoub Perez K, Flier L, D'Couto H, Rudder M, Thakker A, Weems J, Wibecan L, Song Z, Bitton A, Erb J, Pollack S, Silbersweig D, Sullivan L, Frolkis J. Behavioral health integration in primary care at Brigham and Women?s Advanced Primary Care Associates, South Huntington. Healthc (Amst). 2015 Sep; 3(3):169-74. PMID: 26384230.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  56. Bitton A, Poku M, Bates DW. Information technology for patient empowerment in healthcare. Edited by Maria Adela Grando, Ronen Rozenblum, David W. Bates. Chapter 5: Policy context and considerations for patient engagement with health information technology. 2015.
  57. Ellner A, Duong D, Giesen L, Ibrahim Z, Khan K, Bitton A, Sullivan E. Primary Health Care in Vietnam – Assessing the Doi Moi Reforms and Building a Vision for the Future. 2015.
  58. Basu S, Landon BE, Song Z, Bitton A, Phillips RS. Implications of workforce and financing changes for primary care practice utilization, revenue, and cost: a generalizable mathematical model for practice management. Med Care. 2015 Feb; 53(2):125-32. PMID: 25517074.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  59. Bitton A, Dugani SB. Characteristics of individuals not visiting their primary care provider. Isr J Health Policy Res. 2014; 3:40. PMID: 25937897.
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  60. Phillips RL, Bitton A. Tectonic shifts are needed in graduate medical education to ensure today's trainees are prepared to practice as tomorrow's physicians. Acad Med. 2014 Nov; 89(11):1444-5. PMID: 25350338.
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  61. Mishuris RG, Linder JA, Bates DW, Bitton A. Using electronic health record clinical decision support is associated with improved quality of care. Am J Manag Care. 2014 Oct 01; 20(10):e445-52. PMID: 25414982.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  62. Edwards ST, Bitton A, Hong J, Landon BE. Patient-centered medical home initiatives expanded in 2009-13: providers, patients, and payment incentives increased. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Oct; 33(10):1823-31. PMID: 25288429.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  63. Bitton A, Ellner A, Pabo E, Stout S, Sugarman JR, Sevin C, Goodell K, Bassett JS, Phillips RS. The Harvard Medical School Academic Innovations Collaborative: transforming primary care practice and education. Acad Med. 2014 Sep; 89(9):1239-44. PMID: 25006712.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  64. Solomon DH, Bitton A, Fraenkel L, Brown E, Tsao P, Katz JN. Roles of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in rheumatology practices in the US. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2014 Jul; 66(7):1108-13. PMID: 24339154.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  65. Solomon DH, Bitton A, Katz JN, Radner H, Brown EM, Fraenkel L. Review: treat to target in rheumatoid arthritis: fact, fiction, or hypothesis? Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Apr; 66(4):775-82. PMID: 24757129.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  66. Bitton A, Onega T, Tosteson AN, Haas JS. Toward a better understanding of patient-reported outcomes in clinical practice. Am J Manag Care. 2014 Apr; 20(4):281-3. PMID: 24884859.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  67. Kumar JI, Anthony M, Crawford SA, Arky RA, Bitton A, Splinter GL. A comparison of Tier 1 and Tier 3 medical homes under Oklahoma Medicaid program. J Okla State Med Assoc. 2014 Apr; 107(4):157-61. PMID: 24902420.
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  68. Heyworth L, Bitton A, Lipsitz SR, Schilling T, Schiff GD, Bates DW, Simon SR. Patient-centered medical home transformation with payment reform: patient experience outcomes. Am J Manag Care. 2014; 20(1):26-33. PMID: 24512168.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  69. Anand S, Bitton A, Gaziano T. The gap between estimated incidence of end-stage renal disease and use of therapy. PLoS One. 2013; 8(8):e72860. PMID: 24023651.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  70. Bitton A, Pereira AG, Smith CS, Babbott SF, Bowen JL. The EFECT framework for interprofessional education in the patient centered medical home. Healthc (Amst). 2013 Dec; 1(3-4):63-8. PMID: 26249772.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  71. Basu S, Glantz S, Bitton A, Millett C. The effect of tobacco control measures during a period of rising cardiovascular disease risk in India: a mathematical model of myocardial infarction and stroke. PLoS Med. 2013; 10(7):e1001480. PMID: 23874160.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  72. Piné-Abata H, McNeill A, Raw M, Bitton A, Rigotti N, Murray R. A survey of tobacco dependence treatment guidelines in 121 countries. Addiction. 2013 Aug; 108(8):1470-5. PMID: 23437892.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  73. Piné-Abata H, McNeill A, Murray R, Bitton A, Rigotti N, Raw M. A survey of tobacco dependence treatment services in 121 countries. Addiction. 2013 Aug; 108(8):1476-84. PMID: 23451932.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  74. Bitton A, Choudhry NK, Matlin OS, Swanton K, Shrank WH. The impact of medication adherence on coronary artery disease costs and outcomes: a systematic review. Am J Med. 2013 Apr; 126(4):357.e7-357.e27. PMID: 23507208.
    Citations: 37     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  75. Nerurkar A, Bitton A, Davis RB, Phillips RS, Yeh G. When physicians counsel about stress: results of a national study. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jan 14; 173(1):76-7. PMID: 23403892.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  76. Aysola J, Bitton A, Zaslavsky AM, Ayanian JZ. Quality and equity of primary care with patient-centered medical homes: results from a national survey. Med Care. 2013 Jan; 51(1):68-77. PMID: 23047125.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  77. Bitton A, Schwartz GR, Stewart EE, Henderson DE, Keohane CA, Bates DW, Schiff GD. Off the hamster wheel? Qualitative evaluation of a payment-linked patient-centered medical home (PCMH) pilot. Milbank Q. 2012 Sep; 90(3):484-515. PMID: 22985279.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  78. Bitton A, Flier LA, Jha AK. Health information technology in the era of care delivery reform: to what end? JAMA. 2012 Jun 27; 307(24):2593-4. PMID: 22735426.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    
  79. Bitton A, Frolkis J, Sinsky C, Pollack S. The Medical Home: Better for Whom?. Med Roundtable Gen Med Ed.1(2):164–171. 2012. View Publication.
  80. Rosenthal MB, Abrams MK, Bitton A, and the Patient-Centered Medical Home Evaluators' Collaborative. Recommended Core Measures for Evaluating the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Cost, Utilization, and Clinical Quality. The Commonwealth Fund. 2012. View Publication.
  81. Bitton A, Flier LA, Jha AK. Enabling Meaningful Delivery System Reform Through Health Information Technology and Promising New Health Care Models. Health Information Technology in the United States: Driving Toward Delivery System Change. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Harvard School of Public Health, Mathematica Policy Research. 2012. View Publication.
  82. Bitton A. Moving towards more equitable and integrated approaches for tobacco control and non-communicable diseases: invited commentary. Tob Control. 2012 Mar; 21(2):273. PMID: 22345266.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  83. Rigotti NA, Bitton A, Kelley JK, Hoeppner BB, Levy DE, Mort E. Offering population-based tobacco treatment in a healthcare setting: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Prev Med. 2011 Nov; 41(5):498-503. PMID: 22011421.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  84. Bitton A, Frolkis J. The decisive moment: peril and promise for primary care. Comment on "Primary care utilization and colorectal cancer outcomes among Medicare beneficiaries". Arch Intern Med. 2011 Oct 24; 171(19):1757-8. PMID: 22025433.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  85. Huffman MD, Siegel KR, Kishore SP, Bitton A. Regarding the prevention of global chronic disease: academic public health's new frontier. Am J Public Health. 2011 Dec; 101(12):2196-7. PMID: 22021284.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  86. Basu S, Stuckler D, Bitton A, Glantz SA. Projected effects of tobacco smoking on worldwide tuberculosis control: mathematical modelling analysis. BMJ. 2011 Oct 04; 343:d5506. PMID: 21972295.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  87. Kishore SP, Siegel KR, Ahmad A, Aitsi-Selmi AA, Ali MK, Baker P, Basu S, Bitton A, Bloomfield GS, Bukhman G, Emery E, Feigl AB, Grepin K, Huffman MD, Kajana K, Khandelwal S, Kolappa K, Liu C, Lokhandwala N, Marwah V, Mwatsama M, Novak N, Nundy S, Park PH, Perez CP, Price MR, Rapkin N, Rice H, Seligman B, Shah S, Silva Jd, Sridhar D, Stuckler D, Vedanthan R, Zaman J. Youth manifesto on non-communicable diseases. Glob Heart. 2011 Dec; 6(4):201-10. PMID: 25691046.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  88. Siegel KR, Kishore SP, Huffman MD, Aitsi-Selmi A, Baker P, Bitton A, Mwatsama M, Ding EL, Feigl AB, Khandelwal S, Rapkin N, Seligman B, Vedanthan R. Trans-Disciplinary Education and Training for NCD Prevention and Control. Glob Heart. 2011 Dec; 6(4):191-3. PMID: 25691044.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    
  89. Clair C, Bitton A, Meigs JB, Rigotti NA. Relationships of cotinine and self-reported cigarette smoking with hemoglobin A1c in the U.S.: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2008. Diabetes Care. 2011 Oct; 34(10):2250-5. PMID: 21836101.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  90. Bitton A, Schneider EC. Home Is Where the Laboratory Is: The PCMH as a Laboratory for Performance Measure Development. National Quality Measures Clearinghouse Expert Commentaries (AHRQ). 2011. View Publication.
  91. Bitton A, Eyal N. Too Poor To Treat? The Complex Ethics of Cost-Effective Tobacco Policy in the Developing World. Public Health Ethics. 2011; 4(2): 109-120. View Publication.
  92. Bitton A, Green C, Colbert J. Improving the delivery of global tobacco control. Mt Sinai J Med. 2011 May-Jun; 78(3):382-93. PMID: 21598265.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  93. Bitton A, Talbot J, Clarke L. Tobacco Control in South Africa. Cases in Global Health Delivery: GHD-012. Harvard Medical School. Harvard Business Publishing. 2011. View Publication.
  94. Bitton A. Who is on the home team? Redefining the relationship between primary and specialty care in the patient-centered medical home. Med Care. 2011 Jan; 49(1):1-3. PMID: 21164324.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  95. Kishore SP, Bitton A, Cravioto A, Yach D. Enabling access to new WHO essential medicines: the case for nicotine replacement therapies. Global Health. 2010 Nov 19; 6:22. PMID: 21092092.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  96. Yamin CK, Bitton A, Bates DW. E-cigarettes: a rapidly growing Internet phenomenon. Ann Intern Med. 2010 Nov 02; 153(9):607-9. PMID: 21041581.
    Citations: 66     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  97. Bitton A. Improving Care Coordination between Patients and Providers in the Patient Centered Medical Home. Transforming Patient Engagement: Health IT in the Patient Centered Medical Home. Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative. 2010. View Publication.
  98. Bitton A, Raw M, Richards A, McNeill A, Rigotti NA. A comparison of four international surveys of tobacco dependence treatment provision: implications for monitoring the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Addiction. 2010 Dec; 105(12):2184-91. PMID: 20735369.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  99. Bitton A, Gaziano TA. The Framingham Heart Study's impact on global risk assessment. Prog Cardiovasc Dis. 2010 Jul-Aug; 53(1):68-78. PMID: 20620429.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  100. Bitton A, Martin C, Landon BE. A nationwide survey of patient centered medical home demonstration projects. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Jun; 25(6):584-92. PMID: 20467907.
    Citations: 72     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  101. Bates DW, Bitton A. The future of health information technology in the patient-centered medical home. Health Aff (Millwood). 2010 Apr; 29(4):614-21. PMID: 20368590.
    Citations: 64     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  102. Bitton A, Zaslavsky AM, Ayanian JZ. Health risks, chronic diseases, and access to care among US Pacific Islanders. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 May; 25(5):435-40. PMID: 20143177.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  103. Gaziano TA, Bitton A, Anand S, Abrahams-Gessel S, Murphy A. Growing epidemic of coronary heart disease in low- and middle-income countries. Curr Probl Cardiol. 2010 Feb; 35(2):72-115. PMID: 20109979.
    Citations: 151     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  104. Bitton A, Yialamas M, Levy BD, Katz JT, Loscalzo J. Clinical problem-solving. A fragile balance. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jul 02; 361(1):74-9. PMID: 19571286.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  105. Gaziano TA, Bitton A, Anand S, Weinstein MC. The global cost of nonoptimal blood pressure. J Hypertens. 2009 Jul; 27(7):1472-7. PMID: 19474763.
    Citations: 47     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  106. Henrich TJ, Krakower D, Bitton A, Yokoe DS. Clinical risk factors for severe Clostridium difficile-associated disease. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009 Mar; 15(3):415-22. PMID: 19239754.
    Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  107. Rigotti NA, Bitton A, Richards AE, Reyen M, Wassum K, Raw M. An international survey of training programs for treating tobacco dependence. Addiction. 2009 Feb; 104(2):288-96. PMID: 19149826.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  108. Bitton A, Keagle JN, Varma MG. Small bowel bezoar in a patient with Noonan syndrome: report of a case. MedGenMed. 2007 Feb 21; 9(1):34. PMID: 17435641.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  109. Bitton A, McGarvey ST, Viali S. Anger expression and lifestyle incongruity interactions on blood pressure in Samoan adults. Am J Hum Biol. 2006 May-Jun; 18(3):369-76. PMID: 16634023.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  110. Neuman MD, Bitton A, Glantz SA. Tobacco industry influence on the definition of tobacco related disorders by the American Psychiatric Association. Tob Control. 2005 Oct; 14(5):328-37. PMID: 16183984.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  111. Patti ME, McMahon G, Mun EC, Bitton A, Holst JJ, Goldsmith J, Hanto DW, Callery M, Arky R, Nose V, Bonner-Weir S, Goldfine AB. Severe hypoglycaemia post-gastric bypass requiring partial pancreatectomy: evidence for inappropriate insulin secretion and pancreatic islet hyperplasia. Diabetologia. 2005 Nov; 48(11):2236-40. PMID: 16195867.
    Citations: 89     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  112. Bitton A, Neuman MD, Barnoya J, Glantz SA. The p53 tumour suppressor gene and the tobacco industry: research, debate, and conflict of interest. Lancet. 2005 Feb 5-11; 365(9458):531-40. PMID: 15705463.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  113. Bitton A, Etzell J, Grenert JP, Wang E. Erythrophagocytosis in Gaucher cells. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2004 Oct; 128(10):1191-2. PMID: 15387692.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  114. Bitton A, Kahn JG. MSJAMA: Government share of health care expenditures. JAMA. 2003 Mar 05; 289(9):1165. PMID: 12622592.
    Citations:    Fields:    
  115. Neuman M, Bitton A, Glantz S. Tobacco industry strategies for influencing European Community tobacco advertising legislation. Lancet. 2002 Apr 13; 359(9314):1323-30. PMID: 11965294.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  116. Bitton A, Fichtenberg C, Glantz S. msJAMA: reducing smoking prevalence to 10% in five years. JAMA. 2001 Dec 05; 286(21):2733-4. PMID: 11730453.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  117. Zhan WZ, Mantilla CB, Zhan P, Bitton A, Prakash YS, de Troyer A, Sieck GC. Regional differences in serotonergic input to canine parasternal intercostal motoneurons. J Appl Physiol (1985). 2000 May; 88(5):1581-9. PMID: 10797116.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
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