Accelerating Change in Medical Education

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

Joined January 2016

Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School is incorporating medical students and other health-profession learners into care-coordination teams of the Robert Wood Johnson Partners Accountable Care Organization (ACO) in order to augment care for patients with multiple chronic conditions and to maximize integrated care delivery in the home setting.

By learning about health systems science in a real-world ACO, these future physicians will be better able to address the goals of the Triple Aim—improving the patient experience of care, improving population health and reducing per capita costs of health care.

2019 spring consortium meeting

Poster presented: Developing the Agents for High Reliability Organizations (PDF)

Need/gap addressed: 

  • Documentation: Learner EMR accessible to interprofessional students; In vivo IPE for UME
  • Coordinated Care Delivery: Partnering in transitions of care to enhance patient self-management at home; Adoption by GME learners, attending physicians, and UME/IPE learners
  • Sense-making and Overcoming Semantics: Using teamwork training as an organizing framework in a complex adaptive system, leading to synchronization; Cross walking TeamSTEPPS tools to High Reliability Team Characteristics Pan Educational and Organizational training

Principal investigator: Carol A. Terregino, MD, senior associate dean for education