Online Program

Collaborating to develop a consensus on measures and metrics to evaluate interprofessional education & collaborative practice (IPE-CP) and team-based care

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Shanita Williams, PhD, MPH, APRN, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, MD
Kirk Koyama, MSN, RN, PHN, CNS, Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, MD
Richard Ricciardi, Ph.D., N.P., Center for Primary Care, Prevention and Clinical Partnerships, Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, Rockville, MD
Josepha Burnley, DNP, FNP-C, Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, MD
Janice Young, PhD, MPH, RN, Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, MD
Nancy Douglas-Kersellius, Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, MD
The Institute of Medicine seminal report, “The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health” recommends that health professionals take part in continuous interprofessional collaboration through didactic and clinical training. The World Health Organization (WHO) also recommends health professionals collaborate in the area of education and practice, thus creating an environment that produces respectful and effective relationships in the practice settings. The general consensus is that the interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) model will result in an increased access to quality and safe health care for patients, families, and communities. Two Federal agencies are leveraging and maximizing their collective interprofessional expertise and resources to develop a set of core measures and metrics that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of interprofessional education and collaborative practice teams. Staff from these agencies are working together to determine a consensus on a set of baseline measures and metrics. A conceptual model for team-based care measurement will be developed for use in the academic and primary care practice settings. Collaboration is paramount and reflects a shared commitment to a health workforce that is capable of delivering high quality, team-based care in transforming care delivery systems. This collaborative work will inform the field of interprofessional education and collaborative team-based care, move forward the methodology and evaluation science, and ultimately improve patient, family and community health outcomes.

Learning Areas:

Administer health education strategies, interventions and programs
Administration, management, leadership
Other professions or practice related to public health
Public health or related nursing
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Evaluate if interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) team-based care delivers high quality, efficient, and effective care that improves health outcomes Develop the capacity to quantitatively assess the impact of team-based care on individual, family, and community health outcomes Discuss the process for developing a collaborative IPCP evaluation program plan

Keyword(s): Education, Collaboration

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: Chief of the Nursing Diversity and Development Branch in the Division of Nursing in the Bureau of Health Professions at HRSA. She is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Social Epidemiologist. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nursing from the University of South Carolina at Columbia, her doctorate (PhD) in Nursing from Georgia State University in Atlanta, and a master’s of public health degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.