These are designed for interprofessional (IP) student teams from graduate health professions, which include students from at least two different health professions, such as from medical, pharmacy, advanced nursing, physician assistant, dental, social work, public health and/or physical therapy. They are designed as student learning activities to be supervised by appropriate preceptors within the clinical setting.
They are developed for primary care settings, especially those with integrated primary care, i.e., those settings with behavioral health, pharmacy and/or oral health, in addition to primary care and especially those that are seeking or maintaining NCQA PCMH recognition.
These learning activities:
- Are modeled on the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards for Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition Standards, which in turn build upon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program and Meaningful Use criteria
- Integrate the National IPEC Competencies of teams and teamwork, communication, roles and responsibilities and values and ethics
- Utilize TeamSTEPPS tools and build competencies in the use of these tools
- Build the CMS characteristics of a transformed health system by getting graduate health professions students involved in integrating delivery models, coordinating care, engaging patients, using health IT to improve quality, providing opportunities for health care providers to fully participate at the top of their license and board certification in care decisions and using data to drive processes and decisions
- Build the Institute of Medicine’s core competencies for health care professionals of providing patient-centered care, working in interdisciplinary teams, employing evidence-based practice, applying quality improvement and utilizing informatics
NCQA PCMH Standards
Each of the IP Learning Activities in UNE’s Clinical Interprofessional Curriculum (CIPC) falls under one (and sometimes more than one) of the NCQA PCMH standards.
Important details for each learning activity can be found within the relevant NCQA PCMH standard and element. It is therefore important to read both the relevant standard and element along with the description of the learning activity in order to fully understand that activity. As NCQA revises the PCMH standards, we anticipate updating UNE’s CIPC in order to maintain alignment between the two.
The full set of National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA) Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) standards these activities are based on can be found in the NCQA PCMH 2014 Recognition Standards and Guidelines.