Jennifer L. Tomasik along with Susan B. Hassmiller of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and P.J. Brennan and Regina Cunningham of the University of Pennsylvania Health System present Catalyzing Promising Practices to Improve Interprofessional Collaboration at the Annual Meeting of the AAMC.
If team based care is he future, then collaboration between and among physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other clinical and administrative professionals will play a central role in the future of healthcare delivery. Based on findings from a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation project, this presentation will explore practices that promote interprofessional collaboration, describe what makes it possible for them to thrive, and explore how they improve patient-centered care. It will focus on the University of Pennsylvania Health System’s experience building effective interprofessional practice across their organization, including the challenges they have overcome and the benefits they have received.