Wisconsin Nurses Association Announces Newest Publication:  Patient-Centered Team-Based Care in Wisconsin: A Working Conceptual Model

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Immediate Release:
December 5, 2016

Brianna Neiderman, 608-221-0383 ext. 207

WNA Announces New Publication

Patient-Centered Team-Based Care in Wisconsin: A Working Conceptual Model


Madison, WI – **Now available**— Patient-Centered Team-Based Care in Wisconsin: A Working Conceptual ModelWisconsinNurses.org/pctbc

Patient-Centered Team-Based Care in Wisconsin: A Working Conceptual Model is a publication developed by the Wisconsin Nurses Association to accelerate the awareness of patient-centered team-based care as a critically important health care transformation strategy that addresses cost, the patient experience, and population health in Wisconsin.  The model describes the antecedent conditions necessary to develop and support effective patient-centered team-based care.  The model also provides an overview of the principles, practices, components, applicability, and dynamics of patient-centered team-based care and the importance of interprofessional work.

WNA is collaboratively leading efforts to expand the interest in patient-centered team-based care as an innovative and evidence-based practice model.  It provides great potential to improve systems of care: patient safety; treatment adherence; patient self-management; health outcomes; patient satisfaction; population health improvement; and the development of durable linkages between health systems and communities.  It also provides great potential to improve care by health care providers and the workforce:  less burnout and more satisfaction; all-one-team approach to patients and their families; improve the practice experience for nurses, physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, and other team members; support interprofessional approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and health promotion.

This WNA publication can assist health care professionals, educators, health systems, and consumers in learning more about patient-centered team-based care as an innovative practice model.  “We want the publication to generate meaningful discussion on the merits of this model and its potential to inform payment reform, move the system from volume-driven to value-based care, control health care costs, and create and improve health. WNA is keenly aware that this health care transformation strategy will require collaborative leadership that engages public and private-sector policy leaders, health care professionals, health systems, communities, and consumers” states Gina Dennik-Champion, RN, MSN, MSHA, Executive Director of WNA.

This publication was supported by Cooperative Agreement 5U58DP004828-02, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services received by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health.


Wisconsin Nurses Association represents the interests of Wisconsin’s 87,444 registered nurses. We are committed to advancing nurses and the nursing profession to improve health for Wisconsin by fostering high standards of nursing, stimulating and promoting the professional development of nurses, advancing their welfare, working to improve health standards, the availability of health care services for all people, and advocate for workplace standards that foster safe patient care and support the profession.

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