Integrating a Learning Health-System Framework for the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment to Transform Primary Care

Monday, August 22, 2022, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment

The U.S. Health System is under immense stress given the global events of the COVID-19 pandemic, aging populations with increased chronic disease burden and increasing levels of health disparities in vulnerable populations. These events have highlighted the importance of primary care in our society, now more than ever. Yet, national trends continue to demonstrate fewer healthcare professions students entering into primary care fields. Through a dynamic partnership with a large health system and a public university, an interdisciplinary research team have developed a unique process of crosswalking various frameworks in postgraduate physician training, the interprofessional clinical learning environment (CLE) and the health services research to create a new framework to transform primary care training and practice. This seminar describes this novel approach to reimagine primary care collaborative practice and learning in order to attract and retain primary care clinicians, using an interprofessional clinical learning environment (IP-CLE) framework integrated with the Learning Health System (LHS) model proposed by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

After attending this seminar, the participant will be able to:

1. Identify the direct connections between the characteristics of the optimal Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment (IP-CLE) and the Learning Health System (LHS) as applicable to training healthcare professions students in the primary care environment.
2. Create shared mental models that integrate the concepts of the IP-CLE and the LHS as they relate to the participant’s respective organizations/institutions.
3. Design a prototype curricular model that possesses IP-CLE and LHS concepts for interprofessional learners and clinical teams/preceptors.

Further, through use small group work, large group discussion and active learning strategies, participants will take an active role in using shared mental modeling and matrix analysis of preferred education/training frameworks (IP-CLE) yielded concepts and the Learning Health System (LHS) to create a curricular prototype model that may be used in their institution/organization.