Interprofessional Precision Care: Coming Together to Improve Outcomes

Authors: Fernando Mena-Carrasco, MSW, BSN, RN, Sophia Pemberton, MSN, CRNP, RN, Arjun Chanmugam, MD, MBA, Caitlin Dowd, PharmD, Jennifer Rice-Assenza, LCSW-C, Rosalyn W. Stewart, MD, MS, MBA


With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111–148), historically inconspicuous components of healthcare systems have gained more salience as healthcare spending and reimbursement shifts from individual, fee-for-service to population-based, pay-for-performance. The paradigm is to improve the health of populations and positively enhance patients’ experience while controlling per capita costs.1 Efficient and high-quality transitions among levels of care have become key performance indicators for government and private sponsors of health care. Facilitating these transitions is of paramount importance as we consider manifestations of a fragmented system: health disparities, high costs, and poor outcomes.

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