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American Medical Association adopts new guidance furthering patient care collaboration


Posted on March 11, 2017 -

The American Medical Association has adopted ethical guidance for physicians as leader-members of care teams, citing a trend of healthcare professionals collaborating on patient care. Team-based healthcare models have emerged as the preferred method for providing coordinated and cost-effective care, according to the AMA.1″

Physicians should be models of leadership, articulate individual responsibilities, encourage insights from other team members, AMA says.

The American Medical Association has adopted ethical guidance for physicians as leader-members of care teams, citing a trend of healthcare professionals collaborating on patient care. Team-based healthcare models have emerged as the preferred method for providing coordinated and cost-effective care, according to the AMA.

Healthcare teams involve physicians, nurses, social workers and other professionals — all of whom play various clinical and administrative roles in the care of a single patient — at one or several sites of care.

Among the AMA’s recommendations is that physicians should be models of leadership, in part by understanding the range and limitations of their own skills and expertise, as well as those of their team members. They should clearly articulate each individual’s responsibilities and accountability, encourage insights from other team members, and be open to adopting them.1″

Better patient outcomes, reduced errors and cost for all.

RNDS has developed a coordination platform for healthcare professionals and patients to engage in a way that is communicative, engaging, efficient and empowers the patient to be included in their treatment and care.  Healthcare professionals like the tool because it automates some of the more manual tasks of their jobs as well as helps them coordinate the care between patient and care team which provides the highest quality of care.  The AMA will also like this platform as it reinforces the message they are trying to convey that studies show that better patient and provider coordination of care leads to better outcomes, reduced errors, and cost for all.

1Original Article from “Healthcare Finance: American Medical Association adopts new guidance furthering patient care collaboration