January 10, 2013: Navigating New Care Teams with Nurse Practitioners
(2:00 – 3:00 PM Eastern Time)
Susan B. Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Advisor for Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Daryl Lynch, MD, Vice Chair Ambulatory Medicine, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics (Kansas City); Director, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Cathy Rick, RN, PhD, FAAN, FACHE, Chief Officer, Office of Nursing Services, US Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)
Patricia Gerrity, PhD, RN, FAAN, Director, Eleventh Street Family Health Services of Drexel University; Associate Dean for Community Programs, Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions
WIHI is pleased to kick off the new year, on January 10, with a show on Navigating New Care Teams with Nurse Practitioners. Our discussion will explore how nurse practitioners or advanced practice nurses are being deployed and woven into new, interdisciplinary, team-based delivery designs. Our 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 our 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. Global listeners: tell us how it works in your country. WIHI Host Madge Kaplan hopes you’ll tune in!
WIHI is an exciting "talk show" program from IHI, connecting you to the cutting edge of health care improvement. It’s free, it’s timely, and it’s designed to help dedicated legions of health care improvers worldwide keep up with some of the freshest and most robust thinking and strategies for improving patient care. A 60-minute program is offered live every other week, or you can listen to recordings of the broadcast later at your convenience. WIHI is your opportunity to meet up with colleagues who want to improve patient care and shape a true health reform agenda.