Debra Albert, RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC
NYU Langone Health
Debra Albert participated in the IGNITE project while working at the University of Chicago Medicine as the Senior Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer.
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…