Brooke Salzman, MD
Co-Director Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice/Associate Provost
Thomas Jefferson University
Brooke Salzman, MD, is the Co-Director of the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice at Thomas Jefferson University. She is a board certified family physician and geriatrician. Dr. Salzman serves as the Program Director of the Geriatric Fellowship. She sees patients at Jefferson Geriatrics, an ambulatory practice devoted to the care and needs of older adults. In this practice, she directs the geriatric assessment program, provides primary care for older adults, and performs home visits. She is the site mentor for the Occupational Therapy residency program in primary care.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Although different models may exist, successful models of primary care share basic core principles and values including: person and family-centered, continuous, comprehensive and equitable, team-based and collaborative, coordinated and integrated, accessible and high value. Occupational therapists (OT) have a unique understanding of the impact of roles, habits, and routines on health and wellness and are well prepared to contribute added-value to interprofessional collaborative teams in primary care. A growing body of evidence shows the impact OT services have on patient outcomes and cost-…
Hotspotting is the identification and engagement of the highest utilizing, highest cost patients, whose unmet complex health and social needs land them repeatedly in emergency departments and hospitals. Coined ‘Super-utilizers’, these individuals receive services that are not only costly, but often fragmented and ineffective. Student Hotspotting, pioneered by the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers in 2014, trains the next generation of health professionals to work in interprofessional teams to better understand the major problems of our healthcare system through the patient’s…