Renowned palliative care physician Ira Byock, M.D., FAAHPM founded the
Institute for Human Caring in 2014 to advance goal-aligned whole person
caring across the Providence health system.
Created on the belief that providing more personalized care was better
business, the Institute develops tools, technologies, policies, and practices
to offer healthcare that’s more aligned with the wishes of patients
and their loved ones. We are guided by Providence’s core values
of Compassion, Dignity, Justice, Excellence, Integrity, as well as our
Promise to answer each patient’s call to “know me, care for
me, ease my way.”
The Institute has grown to include more than 30 award-winning and nationally
acclaimed clinical and business professionals who are helping Providence,
one of the nation’s largest health systems, and other organizations,
achieve the quadruple aim. We help health systems avoid the costs and
pains of disjointed, transactional care and realize the deep, lasting
benefits of caring for whole person through our change management methodologies.
Our interdisciplinary team leverages data to research, develop, pilot
and seale the tools, training and technologies needed to advance person
centered care. To read more about our current areas of interest and strategic approach
download the Institute for Human Caring Strategy Overview.