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Flip the Clinic

Main Project Information
Presented By Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Goal Rethinking the provider-patient interaction
Task Provide suggestions for how to "flip the clinic"
Where Online only

The traditional doctor’s visit is ripe for reinvention—both because it is such a valuable interaction, and because we know there are ways to make it better.

We believe that new tools, technologies, and strategies can empower people to be more informed and more engaged when they walk into the doctor’s office and better equipped to improve their health when they walk out the door. And we believe that doctors, nurses, and other care providers can improve the ways they communicate and engage with patients during visits. We believe they can take advantage of new tools for monitoring, supporting, and connecting with their patients outside of the office, too.

We think that by tapping into these strategies, we could to turn the provider-patient interaction on its head—and promote better, more meaningful relationships while doing so.

Our goal is not only to create a specific set of practices that will improve the medical encounter, but also to inspire others to invent new ways to get more out of the clinic visit, too.

How to Join

Have an idea for a new tool? Want to share something you’re already doing? Submitting a new flip will deliver your good ideas to the community:

Think your organization might have something to offer Flip the Clinic? Partner with us! We’re constantly looking for fresh ideas and places to try out new ones:

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Required Gear


Ideal Age Group Adults
Spend the Time indoors
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags Health, healthcare, health care for america, RWJF
Project Updated 04/21/2017