Asaf Bitton

Asaf Bitton

Biography

Asaf Bitton MD, MPH, FACP is an Associate Physician and Instructor in Medicine at the Division of General Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Instructor in Health Care Policy at the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School. His main interests are in primary care delivery, health care reform policy, and organizational innovation. To that end, he both implements and evaluates the patient centered medical home model in local, regional, and national demonstration projects. He also studies health information technology approaches for improving patient engagement and clinical quality within the primary care setting.  He practices general internal medicine and is the Assistant Medical Director at the Brigham and Women’s Advanced Primary Care Associates, South Huntington, a new medical home practice that he co-founded in Jamaica Plain, MA.  He is also a member of the Harvard Medical School (HMS) Center for Primary Care, where he serves as Core Faculty Lead for Transformation Strategy and Design, and leads the Academic Innovations Collaborative. This collaborative of 19 HMS-affiliated clinics is transforming Harvard-affiliated primary care teaching practices and developing new models of academic team-based primary care. He is currently serving as a Senior Advisor to the Comprehensive Primary Care initiative at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. This recently launched national multi-payer initiative combines payment reform and practice redesign to transform 500 primary care practices in 8 states over 4 years with the overarching goal of improving quality of care, patient experience, and reducing costs. Asaf graduated from Brown University, the University of California San Francisco Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his internal medicine training, chief residency, and general medicine fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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Keynote: A Call to Action

11:55 am-12:35 pm