The Future of Primary Care: New Models, New Incentives, and New Players

Resource type: Guide / Report

Released: 2019

New models for primary care pose both competitive threats and collaborative opportunities for hospital and health systems. For the seventh annual Thought Leader Forum, top executives representing some of the fastest growing companies that are working to rethink and redesign primary care delivery came together to discuss their models and the relationships they have built with consumers, employers, payers, and providers in the markets they have entered. 

The American Hospital Association’s Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development hosted the forum, “The Future of Primary Care: New Models, New Incentives, and New Players,” at its 2018 annual conference in Seattle. 

Panelists included: 

  • Brendhan Green, vice president of contracting and reimbursement strategy, One Medical 
  • Richard Park, MD, chief executive officer and founder, CityMD 
  • Dennis Weaver, MD, chief clinical officer, Oscar Health
  • The session was moderated by Ryan Gish, managing director of Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC. 


Panelists discussed the potential for better primary care models to bend the cost curve, the interplay between digital and in-person primary care, partnerships with hospitals and health systems, and the shortage of primary care providers.

This report provides an overview of the key insights and takeaways from the forum.