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About the Medicine Institute

The goals of the Medicine Institute include studying approaches to improve performance in patient-centered care and educate the next generation of physicians and caregivers in providing superior personalized healthcare.

Why a Medicine Institute?

Cleveland Clinic Medicine Institute offers patients the following advantages:

  • A personal Cleveland Clinic doctor to coordinate care
  • Delivery of the highest quality primary care and hospital medicine services, including those with superior patient experience ratings
  • Providing outstanding access to Cleveland Clinic primary care and preventive services
  • Being a national leader in the chronic disease management and research in primary care settings, particularly in diabetes
  • Serving as a laboratory for innovation around the care delivery model and in medical education
  • Educating the next generation of doctors
  • Lead the enterprise in the move to population management in the era of healthcare reform

Quality Initiatives

Hospitals and doctors are not all alike. They vary in quality due to differences in their training, experience and services. Differences in quality matter more when you need sophisticated medical care for a complex condition. The doctor and hospital you choose will have a direct impact on how well you do – especially when you need treatment for a serious condition or disease.

Considering where to go for your Cleveland family medicine? Access data and treatment outcomes for the Medicine Institute:

Learn more about quality and the Cleveland Clinic outcomes books:

Ambulatory Healthcare Initiative

Better Health Greater Cleveland is a collaborative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is designed to improve the quality of ambulatory healthcare provided to patients with chronic health conditions by promoting teamwork and quality improvement among area providers, insurers, and purchasers of healthcare.

Cleveland Clinic Family Health Centers as well as Cleveland Clinic main campus have been recognized by Better Health Greater Cleveland in measuring, monitoring and managing diabetes better than the national average as reported by the National Council on Quality Assurance (NCQA). 

Diabetes Care Initiative

The International Diabetes Center is pursuing diabetes provider recognition through NCQA (National Committee on Quality Assurance).

Cleveland Clinic Medicine Institute and Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases Institute have partnered with United Healthcare and the International Diabetes Center of Park Nicollet Health System to assess and improve our diabetes care in all primary care areas. Medicine Institute Chairman, David Longworth, MD is co-chairing this quality initiative.

Hypertension Care Initiative

A Hypertension Improvement Team, led by Robert Jones, MD, was notified that their application to American Medical Group Association’s Compendium of Best Practices in Managing Hypertension was accepted. The team will receive a $2,500 education grant to support quality improvement efforts and the development of a case study for future publication.

Current News

Physician, Patient Advocate: Dr. Xian Wen Jin has won the 2014 HealthCare Heroes award from Crain’s Cleveland Business

Now in its seventh year, Crain's Health Care Heroes and Northeast Ohio's Healthiest Employers programs put the spotlight on those working each day to improve the lives and health of those in Ohio. Dr. Xian Wen Jin, Primary care physician in the Internal Medicine department Cleveland Clinic, has won the award.

Cleveland Clinic nominated as one of the top 15 internal medicine residency programs in the country

U.S. News & World Report and the online physician community Doximity have released the first-ever physician survey identifying the nation's most highly regarded internal medicine residency programs. Cleveland Clinic was nominated as one of the top 15 internal medicine residency programs in the country.

10 things you should expect from your doctor

As a patient, you have rights. David Longworth, MD, Chair of Medicine Institute, shares the 10 expectations that makes you an active patient in your medical care.

News Archive


Don't Let Your Holidays Be Ruined by the Norovirus

More than half of all foodborne illnesses are caused by some very nasty bugs called noroviruses. Many times when people think they have food poisoning or a "stomach bug," they have in fact been infected by a norovirus. The unpleasant symptoms include stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea.

Pregnant Women at Greater Risk of Cold and Flu

Flu season is here and the CDC recommends that everyone over six months of age get vaccinated. But that is especially true if you are pregnant. Flu can be far more severe in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant.

Susan J. Rehm, MD, Receives the John P. Utz Leadership Award

The National Foundation Of Infectious Diseases (NFID) will honor Medical Director, Susan J. Rehm, MD with the John P. Utz Leadership Award. The John P. Utz Leadership Award is given to individuals who have worked tirelessly in a leadership capacity, on behalf of NFID. Dr. Utz was one of the founders of NFID, and a champion in the fight against infectious diseases. Dr. Rehm has worked tirelessly on NFID’s initiatives since 1988. She was a member of the NFID Board of Directors from 1988-2004 and was president from 2001-2004. Since 2004, Dr.Rehm has been the “face” of NFID while serving as Medical Director, often appearing as a spokesperson for the organization on various infectious disease topics.