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Tufts Health Care Institute (THCI) was established in 1995 as a not-for-profit educational organization through a collaboration between Tufts University School of Medicine and Tufts Health Plan. For more than twenty years, until 2016, the Institute pursued its mission: “…to help physicians and other health care professionals – at all stages of their training and development – to be more comfortable and effective in a high quality, cost-effective, patient-centered health care system.” THCI’s educational programs and activities, including live workshops and online courses, addressed knowledge, skills and competencies primarily in the domains of:

  • Quality measurement and improvement
  • Information management and the application of evidence-based medicine
  • Effective communication and collaboration
  • Care management
  • The organization of health systems and new models of care

Thus, THCI aimed to support the development and maintenance of physician proficiency in the competencies that came to be identified by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) as:

  • Systems-based Practice
  • Practice-based Learning and Improvement
  • Professionalism
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Tufts Health Care Institute (THCI) was the first educational partnership between a medical school and network-model health maintenance organization. While located in Boston, MA, THCI provided education and training to learners and organizations both within the Tufts community and beyond. The Institute’s overarching goal was to support the improvement of clinician performance, patient care and health outcomes through education.

Although THCI has ceased operations, its Board of Directors and staff are happy to share information from prior educational initiatives and to make available the teaching materials and resources from its highly-acclaimed, signature program, The Mini-Rotation on the Health Care System, an intensive seminar for clinical residents in their final year of training.

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