Making the Connections: Exploring the Intersections of Interprofessional Practice & Education and Health Systems Science
Seminar Description: Health systems science (HSS) is gaining attention as health and social care systems increase in complexity. The American Medical Association (AMA) has framed HSS as an integral 3rd pillar complementing basic and clinical sciences in medical education to prepare learners for the realities of current practice. Interprofessional team practice is recognized as one of twelve HSS’ core domains, yet the fields of interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) and HSS have only begun to interact with one another.
A recent literature review has shown that while HSS literature is proliferating, there is little intersection between IPECP and HSS, with interprofessional collaboration still conceptualized narrowly in HSS.
Each field can benefit if they learn from the other. IPE could increase examination of systems, using language and frameworks from HSS. Meanwhile, HSS could engage with the deep existing IPECP theoretical and practice knowledge. Combining and thinking through both HSS and IPECP lenses can build a foundation for how the fields might work together towards collaborative healthcare and achieve the Quadruple Aims of improved patient experience of care, better care outcomes, lower costs, and clinician wellbeing.
Welcome and Introductions (5 minutes)
1. Presentation: What is Health Systems Science (HSS) and its current relation to the field of IPE (10 minutes)
2. Presentation: what HSS offers to IPECP (examples from practice) (5 minutes)
3. Applying HSS domains to IPE (25 minutes)
4. Applying IPE to HSS (15 minutes)
In small groups, participants will work together to consider which aspects of IPE the field of HSS should consider in more depth and ways to bridge communications across the fields. Small groups will reconvene and share insights.
5. Summary and Conclusion (15 minutes)
Participants will commit, as desired, to an action step to better optimize HSS in IPE curriculum design at their own institution and ways to bridge communications across the fields.
The theme The Classroom and Beyond: Preparing Students for Collaborative Practice will be addressed through consideration of ways to optimally integrate HSS and IPE lenses, which will lead to innovative models to prepare students for teamwork and collaboration in practical settings and workplace learning models.
1. Identify key components of HSS scholarship in relation to IPE literature.
2. Discuss how IPE can inform/benefit from HSS and vice versa.
3. Draft components of a plan for how HSS principles can inform IPE curriculum development in their context.
Participants will learn and immediately apply new knowledge regarding HSS and how HSS can inform IPE curriculum development.Active learning strategies include small group learning and large group debrief, along with creating action plans. Participants will add points discussed during the breakouts to Padlet. These will be available to all participants to advance their own work in this area.
Developing an in-depth understanding of and connections to HSS may create a shift within IPE curriculum to better prepare future providers for collaborative practice within a health system focused on safety and quality improvement.
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.