TY - JOUR
T1 - The academic health center (AHC) chief academic officer (CAO) role in fostering interprofessional learning experiences
AU - members of the Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) Chief Academic Officers (CAO) Working Group
AU - Williams, Valerie N.
AU - Mariscalco, Michele
AU - Veselicky, Louise T.
AU - Akins, Ralitsa
AU - Badr, Kamal
AU - Blackburn, Mike
AU - Carter, Ron
AU - Davies, H. Dele
AU - Hueston, Bill
AU - Klein, Robert
AU - Levi, Amy
AU - Jackson, Brooks
AU - Resch, Herbert
AU - Roldan, Eneida
AU - Tolar, Jakub
AU - Wolpaw, Theresa
N1 - Funding Information:
A review of current literature readily demonstrates that while methods and application of interprofessional learning experiences is growing across the globe, outcome measures demonstrating replicable patient care outcome improvements are still nascent. It was hoped that through passage of the Affordable Care Act and subsequent expected federal investment in patient outcomes, population health and funding for team-driven care delivery would emerge. However, this promise has not yet been met. As the largest public funding source for services to the underserved in the United States, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have not led payment reform that incentivizes interprofessional care in the direction that was anticipated merely five years ago. The authors express their appreciation and highest regard to the faculty, students, staff and administrators who have innovated, experimented, and adapted ways to bridge traditional health professions and graduate study educational silos to implement meaningful interprofessional learning experiences. We offer special appreciation to three individuals for their thoughtful contributions to our thinking about current, emerging and desired roles for AHC Chief Academic Officers in sponsoring and supporting interprofessional education and learning initiatives: Margaret Robinson, MEd, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Mary Keehn, DPT, MHPE, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Gina Baugh, Pharm.D. West Virginia University. Our special thanks to H. Dele Davies, MD, Chair, AAHC Chief Academic Officers Roundtable for inviting deeper conversation about, and consideration of, AHC progress and CAO roles to establish sustainable interprofessional education opportunities, and to Ruhiyyih Degeberg, MPH, Senior Manager, Member Programs, Association of Academic Health Centers for her support and assistance.
© 2019 Elsevier Inc.
PY - 2019/9
Y1 - 2019/9
N2 - Define and describe the roles and responsibilities of the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) in the creation of sustainable interprofessional learning experiences (ILE) sponsored or co-sponsored through Academic Health Centers (AHCs).
AB - Define and describe the roles and responsibilities of the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) in the creation of sustainable interprofessional learning experiences (ILE) sponsored or co-sponsored through Academic Health Centers (AHCs).
KW - Academic health center
KW - Chief academic officer
KW - Interdisciplinary education
KW - Interprofessional learning and practice
KW - Interprofessional learning experiences
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U2 - 10.1016/j.xjep.2019.100270
DO - 10.1016/j.xjep.2019.100270
M3 - Review article
AN - SCOPUS:85069544588
SN - 2405-4526
VL - 16
JO - Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice
JF - Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice
M1 - 100270