Adopt, Accelerate, Spread | The PFCC Community of Practice
Over the past decade, we have seen evolution and growth in the understanding of, and interest in, patient and family centered care, both nationally and around the globe. When we launched the Patient and Family Centered Care (PFCC) Innovation Center of UPMC in 2006, the term patient-centered care was just beginning to find its way from concept to function. From undefined principle to boots-on-the-ground approaches to implementation. A decade ago, national healthcare reform had not yet reached a point where patient-centeredness was in the mix of metrics upon which healthcare organizations and providers would be held accountable at a national level.