Tracey Earland, PhD, OTR/L
Associate Professor, College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Thomas Jefferson University
Tracey Earland PhD, OTR/L is faculty in the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University.

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…