Posted: April 27, 2016

Improving Patient Engagement in a Medically Underserved Population: The Role of the Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Team

Description

The Heart Failure Clinic utilizes an Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Model to focus on improving transitional care coordination, increasing access to care, and improving quality and safety in medically underserved heart failure patients. Successful practices include: Patient care kits: providing necessary tools to support home monitoring and medication compliance, social worker time built into clinic appointments to investigate public and private resources for medication and care access.

Keywords

Interprofessional, Transitional Care, Medication Reconciliation, IPEC Spring 2016, Huddles, Patient Are Kits, Support Group, Community Support Liaison

Authors

Ashlea Herrero, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital

Connie White-Williams, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

Dana Mitchell, DNP, ACNP-BC, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

Erica Arnold, MSN, CNL, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

Erin Clarkson, MSW, MPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

Heidi Burkart, MEM, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health

Ildiko Nyikos, MA, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

Lisle Hites, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health

Maria Shirey, PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

Sarah Coiner, BSN, RN, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

Shannon DeLuca, MSN, CRNP, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing

Vera Bittner, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital


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