Flip the Clinic
This program received support from the Foundation between 2013 and 2017.
Reimagining the medical encounter between patients and care providers.
The traditional doctor's visit is ripe for reinvention.
Inspired by efforts of Khan Academy to “flip the classroom,” Flip the Clinic is an open experiment working to fundamentally change the nature of the doctor-patient visit, and improve patient understanding, provider efficiency and health outcomes.
Created by a team at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation led by former Wired editor Thomas Goetz, it is a source of ideas for new tools, technologies and strategies to empower people to be better informed when they walk into the doctor's office - and better equipped to improve their health when they walk out the door.
Introducing Flip the Clinic
Discovering New Ideas
We look far and wide, to the cutting edge and abroad, to discover new ways to improve our nation’s health.
Blog PostIf Patients Are Flipped Out by Today's Physician Encounters, Why Not "Flip" The Clinic?
March 3, 2014
This revolutionary concept gives patients the tools they need improve their own health and health care by transforming the doctor-patient relationship.
Flip the Clinic, Phase 3
Fri Jun 03 00:00:00 EDT 2016
The overarching objective of this 12-month phase of the Flip the Clinic (FTC) project--to help a large and growing national community develop and share a range of approaches that improve the time health professionals and patients spend together--is to transition FTC from Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) funding to a self-sustaining initiative.
Flip the Clinic, Phase 2
Wed Jun 25 00:00:00 EDT 2014
Under Phase 2 of its Flip the Clinic (FTC) initiative, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation will build on the initial FTC work to create an initiative that will foster innovation and collaboration among patients and health professionals attempting to improve the clinical encounter.
Flip the Clinic, Phase 1
Fri Aug 09 00:00:00 EDT 2013
This project will examine new ways that the typical patient-provider interaction could be dramatically improved by exploring how to "flip" the interaction that occurs in the clinical setting to make it more effective for both the provider and patient.