What is quality care? It is the right care at the right time for a patient, which requires obtaining the right balance of care for patients as individual -- making sure patients are being subjected to the right tests, but not subjecting them to an overabundance of testing that is outside of the scope of their current ailments. The Graham Center is committed to research that will promote policy-level changes that can improve the quality of health care in the US.
The Robert Graham Center’s research on practice infrastructure bolsters the body of research surrounding Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). Key infrastructure elements ranging from factors leading physicians to adopt electronic health records to the services associated with blended payment models and care management fees are closely examined.