Addressing the complex needs of high-utilizing patients
Along with the Camden Coalition for Healthcare Providers, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the National Academies of Practice and the Council on Social Work Education, Primary Care Progress is a proud partner in the Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Collaborative. This annual, six-month learning collaborative trains interprofessional student teams from across the country as they learn to identify and engage with high-utilizing patients in their communities with multiple complex health conditions. In the process, supported by PCP's Relational Leadership™ training, they develop their own capacity for teamwork, leadership, and advocacy.
The application period for this year's program is now closed. Please check back for announcements regarding next year or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Closer Look
Interprofessional student teams recruit up to four highly complex patients and provide them with care coordination, connection to community resources, education about their conditions, engagement with their care, and critical assistance teams who help manage some of the complex stressors in their lives. In the process, students build powerful relationships with patients, their families, and caregivers, helping them to recognize how this approach improves outcomes. Teams are comprised of a wide range of professions, including medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, social work, public health, psychology, epidemiology, biomedical science, occupational therapy, health administration, medical dietetics, community health, and business.
PCP Teams involved in hotspotting have included Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Minnesota, Ohio State, Quinnipiac, and Salt Lake City.