The Value Initiative Issue Brief: Measuring the Value of Team-based Care: A Dashboard for Health Care Organizations

Interdisciplinary team-based care – where health professionals from various disciplines collaborate to care for patients – is an effective lever to improve value by affecting all three components of AHA’s value equation.

For many hospitals and health systems, implementing or expanding their teambased care strategies requires reimagining how to organize care, deciding how health professionals should interact – both with each other and with patients – and reconsidering how to train health care providers. To invest the time, resources and staff needed to implement team-based care, hospitals need champions who can articulate how such investment improves outcomes, enhances the patient experience and reduces cost.