Last week, Beth Fitzgerald, reporting for NJ Spotlight, discussed how new nurses are learning a variety of skills to act as population care coordinators. The program, which is a collaborative effort between Horizon Healthcare Innovations (HHI), Duke University School of Nursing and Rutgers University College of Nursing, emphasizes the importance of new nurses taking on the roles of coach and health advocate in order to improve coordinated follow-up and preventive and wellness care. The program is also based off of the patient-centered medical home model of care and focuses on patient engagement to improve the overall quality of care.
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