IPFCC is honored that it has been chosen to host the historic Picker Institute website, as an archive, effective December 31, 2012.

The Picker Institute, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the principles of patient-centered care, has worked in partnership with educational institutions and other committed organizations and individuals to sponsor Picker Institute awards, research, and education to promote patient-centered care and the patient-centered care movement. Picker Institute values include: "All patients deserve high-quality healthcare, and patients' views and experiences are integral to successful improvement efforts."

Harvey Picker Tribute

It is a privilege to continue the vision and legacy of Harvey Picker and the pioneering work of the Picker Institute as it ceases operations at the end of 2012.

The Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care joins several organizations to carry on this important work:

Patient-Centered Care: The Road Ahead In March 2013, Picker Institute released Patient-Centered Care: The Road Ahead. This report highlights a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Don Berwick, with a group of recipients of the prestigious Picker Award for Excellence®, Institute for Healthcare Improvement Board members, and Picker Institute's research program grantees. The report reflects the progress to date and the road ahead, including the challenges and opportunities that will shape the future of patient-centered care.