13 CORE PRINCIPLES IMPROVING THE PATIENT AND CARE TEAM EXPERIENCE

How Team-Based Care Engagement Improves Care Transitions

Lisa Remington, President and Publisher

Healthcare is adopting integrated care approaches involving teams working across disciplines and sectors. We are seeing the transition to more team-based care because of the workforce shortage and the way providers are paid.

Team-based care allows healthcare practitioners to practice specific clinical skills at the “top of their licenses,” which assists in evenly distributing workload among team members.

  • A strategic redistribution of work among members of a practice team
  • Right person doing the right work at the right time

The National Academy of Medicine defines team-based care as:

“The provision of health services to individuals, families, and/or their communities by at least two health providers who collaborate with patients and their caregivers – to the extent preferred by each patient – to accomplish shared goals within and across settings to achieve coordinated, high-quality care.”

In care delivery models such as hospital-at-home, skilled-nursing facility at home, value-based care, managing social determinants of health, behavioral health, palliative care, and home-based primary care, the team-based approach decreases the likelihood of duplication, reduces the risk for medication errors, and eases patient transitions between sites of care. 

The Growing Recognition of Team-Based Care: What’s Changing?

There is growing recognition of the importance of team-based care because of the shift from fee-for-service payments to value-based payment models. Because value-based payments reward providers for the quality of care provided, it highlights the importance of a team-based care approach to improve the health of individuals and populations, and to improve the safety, quality, and efficiency of healthcare delivery.

Many emerging value-based payment models facilitate closer integration and alignment of healthcare team members through coordinated payments and accountable care. A team-based approach is especially important when caring for patients with complex care needs.

Topics of Interest in the November/December Issue

In the November/December issue of The Remington Report, we tackle topics impacting team-based care, care transitions, case studies, and workforce improvement.

The Remington Report magazine is interactive, which means we have made it simple for you to click on links that will connect you to additional resources on each topic.

Quick Rundown on Articles in This Issue of The Remington Report

  1. 5 Ways High-Functioning Team-Based Care Reduces Clinician Burnout
  2. How Proactive Team-Based Care Engagement Improves Care Transitions
  3. Which Types of ACOs Use Home Visits the Most and Why?
  4. Care Transitions Intervention Model to Manage Social Determinants of Health
  5. 36 Ways Your Investment in Technology Can Produce a Positive ROI Across Your Organization
  6. Pre-Hospice Home-Based Care Transition Program
  7. Improving Real-Time Communications with Care Teams and Patients
  8. 7 Things Changing in Healthcare 2023 You Should Know About

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