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Healthcare PlexusCalls: Interprofessional Care Teams and Health Outcomes, Cost and Safety
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As the health care system evolves, the gap grows between how health professionals are trained and the knowledge and skills they need to care for people, families and communities. Today’s practitioners must form collaborative teams across disciplines and multiple professional boundaries.

9/16/2015
When: Wednesday, September 16
1 PM to 2 PM ET
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Healthcare PlexusCall

Wednesday, September 16, 2015, 1-2 pm ET

Exploring the Impact of Interprofessional Care Teams on Health Outcomes, Cost and Safety

Guests: Sara Rohde and Daniel Pesut

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 As the health care system evolves, the gap grows between how health professionals are trained and the knowledge and skills they need to care for people, families and communities. Today’s practitioners must form collaborative teams across disciplines and professional boundaries, in hospitals, clinics, schools, homes and communities. Physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, chiropractors, administrators, dentists and other professionals must work together with patients and families to achieve better care, more value and healthier communities.

 The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is discovering and sharing ways to improve health, enhance patient care and control costs by integrating health professions education and practice in a transformative Nexus. The Nexus is the shared ground, shared conversation and shared language that creates true collaboration between education and practice. In the Nexus, higher education and health system leaders engage to test new ideas and drive sustainable national change in both health systems transformation and health professions education.

 Sara and Dan will join the call to share how the National Center is supporting interprofessional practice. You will have an opportunity to share your own experiences in the changing world of healthcare.

Sara Rohde, MPH, works for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education as the project manager for the Nexus Innovations Network, providing operational support to the National Center’s applied research sites. Rohde has worked on a variety of public health initiatives that include public health law, community health education in refugee communities and juvenile corrections programming. She holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Minnesota and is pursuing a master’s degree in organizational leadership from St. Catherine University. Previously, she spent two years in Moldova as a health education volunteer for the Peace Corps.

Daniel J. Pesut, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN, is past president of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International,  and is professor of nursing, Population Health and Systems Cooperative Unit and the Katherine R. and C. Walton Lillehei Chair in Nursing Leadership at the University of Minnesota School of Nursing. He is also director of the Katharine J. Densford International Center for Nursing Leadership. Pesut served as a Trustee of the Plexus Institute from 2005-2011.

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