Multiple Stakeholders Partner to Build Multidimensional Interprofessional Training Series

UNE’s Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) and the School of Social Work partnered with Maine Quality Counts and the Northern New England Practice Transformation Network (NNE-PTN) to build a multidimensional interprofessional training series. NNE-PTN is a multi-million-dollar grant project spanning Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire designed to raise awareness of the Institute for Health Care Improvement’s (IHI) Quadruple Aim goals leading to improved and coordinated healthcare. Tenets of the Quadruple Aim include improving the patient experience of care, improving population health, reducing healthcare costs, and increasing provider satisfaction.

The first of the three-part series was an in-person workshop that introduced providers and healthcare administrators to concepts of seamless care, medical neighborhoods and collaborative practice. The primary site of the half-day training took place on March 9th at Maple Hill Farm and Conference Center in Hallowell Maine, and was livestreamed to the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord, New Hampshire.

A captive audience of diverse health professionals watches Pat’s story at the NNE-PTN live learning session on March 9th.

An audience of diverse health professionals watch Pat’s story at the NNE-PTN live learning session on March 9th.

The second training for Quality Counts NNE-PTN was an interactive webinar on March 28th (Find the link here:https://www.mainequalitycounts.org/articles/161-1565/march-28th-webinar-seamless-care/3). The webinar built upon concepts of seamless care and collaborative practice, adding community-based exemplars to demonstrate how these concepts reduce costs in care. Jaclyn Chadbourne, Research and Development Principal of MedTech™ and MedGym and Victoria Hynes, Clinical Outreach and Implementation Coordinator of Maine Behavioral Health’s PRIDE Program, joined Shelley Cohen Konrad, UNE-IPEC and School of Social Work Director, to present the business case for successful seamless care implementation exemplified in their respective programs.

The final tier of the training collaboration will be educational modules that draw upon UNE-IPEC’s COMPtime series of interactive online modules (http://www.une.edu/wchp/ipec/comptime) designed to demonstrate real world use of interprofessional competencies (https://ipecollaborative.org/uploads/IPEC-2016-Updated-Core-Competencies-Report__final_release_.PDF) through a patient story. The development of COMPtime was funded by an Arthur Vining Davis Foundation grant received by UNE-IPEC in 2012. The educational modules will be posted on the Quality Counts website in mid-May 2017.

Faculty members Arabella Perez and Kelli Fox are filmed discussing seamless care for the NNE-PTN online modules.

Faculty members Arabella Perez and Kelli Fox are filmed discussing seamless care for the NNE-PTN online modules.

The successful execution of this training series brought together collaborators from a host of organizations, proving that tenets of seamless care exist both within and outside the halls of healthcare. Partners in the NNE-PTN training series include Maine Quality Counts, Maine Behavioral Health, Jaclyn Chadbourne from MedTech™ and MedGym™, Sylvie Demers, Project Manager, Alyssa Wyman, UNE graduate assistant, instructional designers Anne Fensie and Shiva Darbandi, Kelli Fox and Arabella Pérez, School of Social Work content experts, and UNE-IPEC’s Kris Hall, and Shelley Cohen Konrad. Those wishing to view the NNE-PTN trainings can find them on the Quality Count website.

 

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