Asaf Bitton
Associate Professor

Asaf Bitton

Associate Professor of Health Care Policy in the Department of Health Policy and Management

Health Policy and Management

abitton@partners.org

Other Positions

Associate Professor of Medicine

Medicine

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Associate Professor of Health Care Policy

Health Care Policy

Harvard Medical School


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 18 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.

James W. Winshall Award for Ambulatory Teaching
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Fellow, American College of Physicians
American College of Physicians

CIMIT Young Clinician Research Award
Center for Integration of Medicine and Innovative Technology

Mack Lipkin Sr. Associate Award
Society of General Internal Medicine

Milton Hamolsky Junior Faculty Award
Society of General Internal Medicine

Innovation Fellow, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care2011-2012
Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care

Harvard Medical School Certificate of Excellence in Tutoring
Harvard Medical School

SGIM Annual Quality and Practice Innovation Award for BWH South Huntington
Society of General Internal Medicine

Harvard Medical School Certificate of Excellence in Tutoring
Harvard Medical School


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