Ajanta Patel, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
Dr. Ajanta Patel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago Medicine and Medical Director of Informatics. She is a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's Pursuing Excellence Initiatve Innovator Grant program. She is interested in interprofessional healthcare and quality improvement.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
A Financial Model Estimating the Value of Interprofessional Collaboration at a Large Academic Institution
Background: Clinician engagement in interprofessional teams is an effective strategy to improve care delivery. The IGNITE (Improving GME-Nursing Interprofessional Team Experiences) program engages residents, nurses, and other health professionals together in performance improvement activities at our large academic institution, and has resulted in improvements in quality of care. However, the financial value of enhanced interprofessional communication is difficult to quantify. We sought to understand the financial implications of expanding IGNITE to all adult Med-Surg units at our institution…