Thursday, January 3, 2013

Next WIHI on Jan. 10: Navigating New Care Teams with Nurse Practitioners

WIHI is kicking off the new year, on January 10 (2p-3pET), with a show on Navigating New Care Teams with Nurse Practitioners. Discussion will explore how nurse practitioners or advanced practice nurses are being deployed and woven into new, interdisciplinary, team-based delivery designs. The participating guides are four individuals who are engaged in both pioneering and common-sense solutions to patient needs in ways that match the right caregivers with the right patients and the right needs.

At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Susan Hassmiller has a bird’s eye view of where and how nurses across the US are contributing at the top of their education and training; Cathy Rick, at the VA, is overseeing the implementation of a new national strategic plan to better align nursing services with new systems of care for some six million veterans who use the VHA; Patricia Gerrity directs a nurse-managed community health center in North Philadelphia; and, in addressing the health needs of teenagers, physician Daryl Lynch has created deep and effective collaborations with nurse practitioners.

There are challenges to getting the care team right, and disagreements over roles and functions. But as you’ll learn from the guests on the January 10 WIHI, there’s also a new spirit of forging ahead given the growing emphasis on primary care in a rapidly reforming health care system.

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