Amy Compton-Phillips, MD

President, Clinical Care

Providence

Amy Compton-Phillips, M.D., is an internationally respected healthcare executive, innovator, speaker, and author serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Providence. She is responsible for improving health, care, and value outcomes delivered by the 51 hospitals, 800+ clinics, and 115,000 caregivers of the $25 billion health system.

Dr. Compton-Phillips serves on the boards of WellCare, the Institute of Systems Biology, Lumedic, Multiscale Health Networks, and chairs the High-Value Healthcare Collaborative.

Before joining Providence in 2015, Dr. Compton-Phillips served 22 years at Kaiser Permanente. She began as a front line internist and, through a succession of roles, spent her last years there as a Chief Quality Officer. Her main focus was to improve healthcare value at scale.

Dr. Compton-Phillips holds a bachelor’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and earned her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She is a board-certified internist with strong interests in innovation and wellness.

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Reorienting the Patient Clinician Relationship with Providence and Nuance

I think that we’re finally having to break through on how to equalize and equilibrate the inequities we have in healthcare. The fact that we can move knowledge, not people. The fact that we can get care using different tools from urban centers where expertise exists, into rural areas. Anything we can do to reduce the health inequities in the country is positive. And I’m starting to see glimmers for the first time in my career that we are going in that direction.
The digitization of healthcare has actually added complexity to the physician’s day. The primary element of healthcare should be the visit between patient and doctor, whether it’s online, a call or whether they come in. With the advent of EMRs, we now have a third element in the room. A computer that actually interrupts, that relationship because the doctor’s sitting there typing on a computer instead of looking at that person.
At Providence we are tracking how much time and burden physicians and nurses feel from the administrative data that comes along with practicing medicine. How much time do you spend typing versus doing your real job, which is caring for people?
The digitization of healthcare has actually added complexity to the physician’s day. The primary element of healthcare should be the visit between patient and doctor, whether it’s online, a call or whether they come in. With the advent of EMRs, we now have a third element in the room. A computer that actually interrupts, that relationship because the doctor’s sitting there typing on a computer instead of looking at that person.

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