Stephen Weber, MD
University of Chicago Medicine
Dr. Stephen Weber is the Chief Medical Officer, Vice President of Clinical Effectiveness, and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine.
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…