Posted: April 13, 2015

Development and Implementation of a Triple Aim Focused Interprofessional Education (IPE) Curriculum at a Multi-College Academic Health Center

Description

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is committed to creating a Triple Aim culture which incorporates IPE competencies to improve patient care, improve population health, and reduce cost of care. Creating opportunities for IPE can be challenging for multi-college campuses because of variation in schedules, faculty development needs, and accreditation standards. Triple Aim goals are applicable to all academic units and service lines at UAMS and serve as a unifying framework to build IPE activities.

A 12 member IPE Steering Committee composed of representatives from all six colleges at UAMS worked interprofessionally to design a longitudinal curriculum that incorporates IPE through a series of learning and practice activities grounded in Triple Aim tracks. The proposed curriculum was presented to the curriculum committee/faculty assembly for each college and approved as a campus-wide graduation requirement.

Keywords

Interprofessional, Population Health, Public Health Sciences, IPEC Spring 2015

Authors

Lee Wilbur, MD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Kathryn Neill, PharmD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine

Kevin Ryan, JD, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Alicia Berkmeyer, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield


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