The program will ensure that its fellows are aware that health care is provided in the context of a larger system, and can effectively call on system resources to support the care of patients. Fellows are expected to:

  • Understand how their patient care practices and related actions impact component units of the health care delivery system and the total delivery system, and how delivery systems impact provision of health care
  • Know systems-based approaches for controlling health care costs and allocating resources; and practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation that does not compromise quality of care
  • Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities
  • Know how to partner with health care managers and health care providers to assess, coordinate, and improve health care and know how these activities can impact system performance