Health System Partnerships in the Nexus During Challenging Times: Practical Lessons That Keep Us Committed
Across the nation, health and higher education systems are under pressure from internal and external forces and demands - financially, politically, demographics, changing public perceptions, pressures from boards of directors, workforce under- and over- supply, and the demand for new business models. With senior leaders setting the organizational tone and culture at the top, where does that leave health teams in practice and the relevance of interprofessional education today? Are we viewed as cost centers living at the margins or contributors to solve today’s challenges? What are the new opportunities that we need to be taking advantage of?
While most in the IPE field are not in academic health systems, IPE leaders in these Nexus partnerships must navigate complex system partnerships every day. They advocate and carry interprofessional, teamwork principles to senior leadership tables and have many practical lessons to teach us. How are they invited to the senior table and what is relevant about their work? During this plenary, IPE advocates will share what they are learning, the influences of new pressures and priorities, why senior leaders are interested in teamwork, and how to reframe interprofessional messages to meet today’s expectations.
After participating in this session, attendees will:
- Deepen their understanding of the complex, often conflicting forces driving decision making in academic health systems today.
- Define at least one opportunity to discuss interprofessional practice and education using language that addresses and helps solve challenges faced by senior health system administrators.
- Commit to one conversation between themself and at least one local practice or health system administrative leader to understand how issues raised in this session apply to their local environment.
Setting the Stage for a Transformative NexusIPE™ Team: An Introductory Toolkit
This introductory toolkit includes six tools developed and used to support NexusIPE™ partnerships for solutions-oriented IPE. This toolkit was developed as part of the Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Practice and Education Initiative. The Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Practice and Education Initiative was made possible through the generous support of four private foundations including, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The National Center extends its gratitude for their vision and support.
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In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (National Center OICPD). The National Center OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
As a Jointly Accredited Provider, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
The National Center OICPD (JA#: 4008105) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs).
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
Learners can claim CE credit by completing the Daily Evaluation.