P4P Research Website Director

David Satin, MD

Site Supervisor

David J. Satin, MD -

Dr. Satin is a practicing, academic physician, in the University of Minnesota’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He writes and speaks regularly on ethical issues in Pay-for-Performance (P4P). He conceived of this website at the request of the Association for Departments of Family Medicine in the mid 2000’s. Dr. Satin, and this site, have served as a resource for consulting and teaching about P4P internationally.

Dr. Satin completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Bioethics following his residency in the University’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, medical school at the University of Western Ontario (Canada), a Robert Jones Scholarship in Philosophy to the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), a philosophy degree from the University of Western Ontario, and a health sciences degree from Marianopolis College in his hometown of Montreal, Canada.

Within the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Satin directs the core courses in Ethics, Law, Policy, Healthcare Finance, and Quality Improvement. He has served on several AMA workgroups making quality measures for CMS and has consulted internationally on P4P programs. He currently chairs the Risk Adjustment and Segmentation Committee of Minnesota Community Measurement and serves on its Measurement and Reporting Committee. He also serves on the boards of his Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Stratis Health, and the Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety. He was recently appointed to the Minnesota Department of Health’s Statewide Quality Reporting System Steering Team.

Dr. Satin’s research interests span the field of health systems science, with publications on quality improvement, public health, behavioral economics, shared decision-making, and topics in bioethics. He specializes in leading adaptive change around P4P and quality improvement within clinical organizations.

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