Asaf Bitton, M.D.
|Title||Assistant Professor of Medicine|
|Institution||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
|Address||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
General Medicine-3 - Rm 3-002P
1620 Tremont St
Boston MA 02120
|Title||Assistant Professor of Health Care Policy|
|Institution||Harvard Medical School|
|Department||Health Care Policy|
||James W. Winshall Award for Ambulatory Teaching|
||Mack Lipkin Sr. Associate Award|
||Fellow, American College of Physicians|
||CIMIT Young Clinician Research Award|
||Milton Hamolsky Junior Faculty Award|
2012||Innovation Fellow, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care|
||Harvard Medical School Certificate of Excellence in Tutoring|
My work centers on primary care measurement, innovation, and delivery reform, both in the US and globally. I have a particular focus on the implementation and evaluation of team-based models of primary care such as the patient-centered medical home. I also work on new models and measurement techniques for primary care provision in low-income settings globally. In the past, I studied the epidemiology and control of non-communicable diseases in low and middle income countries, with a special focus on global tobacco control.
In addition to my appointments at the Division of General Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, I work with Ariadne Labs as the Associate Program Director for the Primary Health Care Performance Initiative. This joint effort with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, World Bank, along with Results for Development, aims to measure in both traditional and novel ways primary care functions and performance within low and middle income partner countries, with the goal of understanding variation in performance and tailoring improvement initiatives to address performance gaps.
I am also a member of the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Center for Primary Care, where I was the Faculty Lead for Transformation Strategy and Design, leading the Academic Innovations Collaborative. This 2-year, $14 million collaborative of 19 HMS-affiliated clinics started in July 2012 focused on transforming Harvard-affiliated primary care teaching practices and developing new models of academic and community team-based primary care. It will continue for two more years starting in July 2014 as a learning collaborative focused on melding primary care practice transformation with patient safety initiatives to reduce missed and delayed diagnoses.
I also serve currently as a Senior Advisor to the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. This national multi-payer initiative launched in 2012 combines payment reform and practice redesign to transform nearly 500 primary care practices in 8 states over 4 years with the overarching goal of improving quality of care, patient experience, and reducing costs.
I practice primary care medicine and am the Assistant Medical Director at the Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care Associates, South Huntington, a patient-centered medical home practice in Jamaica Plain, MA.
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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