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Applied research and implementation science agenda to spread evidence-based practices and test new models of care delivery and payment.

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Team-Based Health Care Delivery

In follow up to the session on Achieving Team-Based Health Care Delivery at the Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit in July 2011, the PLF published Team-Based Health Care Delivery: Lessons from the Field, highlighting the three case examples’ efforts to promote team-based care delivery:

  • AtlantiCare Health System’s Special Care Center (SCC), a patient-centered medical home for individuals with chronic conditions, which has resulted in reduced hospital length of stay, readmissions, and ER visits.
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Integrated Teaching Unit (ITU) which increased time for learning among residents, improved communication and collaboration among personnel, and reduced costs.
  • Marquette General Health System’s transition from traditional medical departments to service lines which encompass a broad spectrum of medical and hospital staff to include all directly involved with a patient’s care.

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