Physicians are the Foundation

Physicians are the foundation of our health care system and the gatekeepers for high-quality, cost-efficient care. In fact, The Physician Foundation’s 2019 Survey of America’s Patients found 91% of respondents believe physicians should have the ability to influence the health care system.

91% of patients believe physicians should have the ability to influence the health care system.

To achieve this critical goal the Foundation equips physicians and our country’s health care leaders with the resources and perspectives that will help move the needle to improve Americans’ health.

Through The Physicians Foundation Interoperability Fund, the Foundation assists medical practices in Connecticut, Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, New Jersey and South Carolina in effectively sharing clinical information with other physicians and hospitals through health information exchanges.

Every year, the Physicians Foundation hosts The Karl M. Altenburg Leadership Academy, utilizing both seminar and small group formats, to support physicians in learning how to instill leadership and management skills for effective organizational transformation.

The Physicians Foundation Center for the Study of Physician Practice and Leadership at Weill Cornell Medicine is exploring challenges facing physicians in medical practice and defining practice models that help physicians to provide quality, value-based care.

Over the past decade, the Foundation has awarded more than $16 million in grants to medical societies, associations, foundations, health systems and research institutes to support physician leadership efforts across the country.

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