• The Physicians Foundation 2016 Patient Survey

    A new patient survey, released by the Physicians Foundation in May 2016, found that nine out of 10 U.S. adults report high levels of satisfaction with their primary care physician. However, patients cite increasing concern and frustration with their ability to manage rising healthcare costs and medical debt, with many indicating that they have avoided treatment plans, routine or specialty check-ups, or prescriptions as a result. To view the full results of the survey, click the arrow.

  • The Synchronization of Business and Healthcare

    Through a grant from the Physicians Foundation, the Indiana Medical Foundation developed a business leadership program specifically for physicians. Recognizing the need for physicians to hone their management skills, the Indiana Medical Foundation partnered with Butler University’s Executive Education Department to provide executive-level leadership and business acumen programming to Indiana physicians.

  • New Report: Medical Practices Spend $15.4 Billion on Quality Reporting Metrics

    According to a new report developed by Lawrence Casalino, MD, and supported by the Physicians Foundation, physician practices spend 15.4 billion annually on quality reporting measures. While quality reporting metrics are not going away anytime soon, policy makers, health plans and EHR vendors must take steps to alleviate these onerous reporting requirements. To review the full report, please click the arrow.

  • Why Physician Leadership Training Must Start Early

    The Physicians Foundation awarded a grant to the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership to develop and implement a leadership development curriculum for residency programs. In our latest on the "Grantee Perspective" page, Judiann Smith, Executive Director of the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership, shares information about the innovative program.


Our Mission: To empower physicians to lead in the delivery of high-quality, cost-efficient healthcare.

Focus Areas

Healthcare Reform

We provide physicians with critical resources to help them understand the impact of healthcare reform and legislative changes.

Practice Trends

We research and map the key trends and changes impacting how physicians practice to help deliver quality care to patients.

Physician Leadership

We help physicians build leadership skills that drive both healthcare excellence and improvements in future healthcare delivery.

Physician Shortage

We are continuously assessing the supply of physicians to ensure that the current and future needs of all patients are met.

Health IT

We focus on demonstrating the practical use of health information technology for improving healthcare delivery.