Clinical Practice: Meeting Patient Needs through Team-Based Care—Presidential Task Force Report
A new presidential task force report titled Collaboration in Practice: Implementing Team-Based Care encourages practices, payers, hospitals, obstetricians-gynecologists, and other health care providers to embrace the team-based model of care in order to improve patient outcomes. The report is the result of work completed under Dr. John Jennings' presidential initiative.
The report, which provides six guiding principles for implementing team-based care, suggests that a team-based model of care strives to meet patient needs and preferences by actively engaging patients as full participants in their care while encouraging all health care providers to function to the full extent of their education, certification, and experience. This approach supports the Triple Aim, which includes three main components: improving the patient and family experience of care, improving the health of populations, and lowering per capita costs.
The task force report appeals to multiple specialties and professions. However, it will be most useful for those who are charged with developing new practice models based on the changing demographics of health care practices and financial reimbursement structures.
Read the report and learn more at www.acog.org/More-Info/CollaborativePractice.