Top of Mind 2023:

Patient Access Remains High Priority

The Center for Connected Medicine’s 2023 Top of Mind program focuses on the biggest priority at health systems: improving patient access.

Find a link below to this year’s research report to learn more.

About Top of Mind

The Top of Mind program furthers the CCM’s mission of delivering valuable information, connection to peers, and inspiration for leaders and innovators working to advance health care. Top of Mind features expert speakers, actionable insights, and unvarnished discussion through the following resources and events:

Top of Mind examines the key technology priorities


Top of Mind for Top Health Systems report examines the key health system priorities in the year ahead.

An expert panel discussion on key findings of the Top of Mind research

Virtual Discussion

Online panels and other virtual events featuring leaders from health systems and other health care organizations.

Private roundtables for leaders and innovators


Private roundtables for leaders and innovators, focused on Top of Mind topics.

health system leaders and innovators to connect with and learn from their peers


Exclusive event for health system leaders and innovators to connect with and learn from their peers about innovation in health care.


Patient access is ‘Top of Mind’ at health systems for second year in a row

Improving patient access to medical services is a top priority for U.S. health systems as they grapple with economic uncertainty and the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic that has altered patient behavior.

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Virtual Discussion

Experts discuss patient access, a key priority for health systems in 2022

Leaders from KLAS Research, UPMC, Ochsner, and Intermountain address consumer-friendly solutions and strategies during virtual expert panel discussion.

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Top of Mind Exchange: Patient Access and Primary Care

Read a white paper for key takeaways and summary of a discussion on the future of primary care, featuring Dr. David Blumenthal of The Commonwealth Fund and top health systems, including Mayo Clinic, Providence, and Brigham and Women’s.

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Top of Mind keynote focuses on clinician well-being

Tina Shah, MD, set the stage for the Top of Mind Summit with a keynote address that tackled a pervasive and difficult issue in health care: provider burnout. The Top of Mind Summit, hosted by the Center for Connected Medicine (CCM), is an invite-only event for leaders and innovators in health care that focuses on the most pressing issues facing health systems.

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Highlights from previous Top of Mind programs

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About the Center for Connected Medicine

The Center for Connected Medicine (CCM) at UPMC is defining the future of the modern health system through programming that informs, connects, and inspires leaders and innovators in health care. Collaborating with a network of experts from across the health care ecosystem, the CCM focuses its research and events on consumer-centered solutions, digital transformation, and scientific and medical innovation.

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