The PPOC is one of the largest pediatric primary care physician organizations in the country, with more than 75 community-based practices in Eastern Massachusetts. As a community of pediatricians, we recognize the dramatic changes taking place in our health care system. We are taking bold action to develop new models and systems of care that will improve quality and reduce costs.
Our organization benefits greatly from its relationship with Children's Hospital Boston, one of the most accomplished and highly respected pediatric medical and research centers in the country. Through our participation in the Children's Hospital Integrated Care Organization, we work closely with the hospital's leadership and its pediatric subspecialists to better integrate primary, specialty, and hospital care and ensure that care is organized around the needs of children and families.
In many respects, our members are already well positioned for the future. We have implemented a common electronic health record, adopted the family-centered medical home to improve coordination of care, created and instituted a network-wide quality improvement program, and incorporated critical research into our operations.
Our goal is to become a network of primary care practices that individually and collectively deliver the highest quality and most cost-effective care possible.
Gregory J. Young, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer