Patient-Centered Care

A collection of programs, news, and research on how to define and measure high-quality, high-value care.

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Among patients and their families, there is growing demand for participation in the development of individualized health care and options for treatment. Listening to patient voices and providing care that is patient-centered can improve clinical outcomes, reduce “waste” in health care by reducing unnecessary testing, and increase the overall care experience for both patients and providers.

RWJF supports a variety of initiatives to expand patients' role in decision-making about their health care, deepen relationships with providers, and encourage active patient engagement.

Latest News and Research on Patient-Centered Care

Journalists Reflect on Health Care in American Communities

April 17, 2017 | Story

This series includes insightful profiles written by prominent health policy journalists on how Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Aligning Forces for Quality initiative has improved health care in local communities.

The Next Phase of the OpenNotes Movement

February 2, 2016 | Blog Post

What happens when patients gain access to the notes their doctors and nurses take during a visit? Empowered and motivated patients.

Four Foundations Come Together to Fund Expansion of the OpenNotes Movement

December 15, 2015 | News Release

Cambia Health Foundation, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Peterson Center on Healthcare and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announce $10 million in funding to spread access to clinical notes to 50 million patients nationwide via OpenNotes.