Connecting learning and practice to transform patient care

Check out this very interesting blog post by Dr. Barbara Brandt!

National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Blog

In January 2013, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation hosted a groundbreaking conference in Atlanta, Ga., to discuss how best to “connect great learning and great practice.” National leaders in health professions education and health care delivery examined how educational reform might occur in step with the rapidly transforming health care delivery system. This link between education and practice is what the national center calls the Nexus.

The foundation released the conference recommendations today. Like the concept of the Nexus, the recommendations are rooted in a commitment to the Triple Aim: improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing per capita costs of health care.

The participants developed five recommendations for achieving an effective linkage between education and practice:

  1. Engage patients, families, and communities in the design, implementation, improvement, and evaluation of efforts to link interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
  2. Accelerate the design, implementation, and evaluation of…

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