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Healthcare spending in the U.S. reached $3.5 trillion in 20171. Half of this spending was due to only 5% of patients. Hotspotting is the practice of identifying high-utilizing patients and providing them ancillary care. Supporting such patients with nutrition information, care coordination, clinician communication, health education, and treatment adherence coaching benefits the patients, clinicians, and healthcare system. The Jefferson Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Program places students of different educational programs into teams to identify high-utilizing patients and provide them individualized and holistic care. It is an intimate longitudinal clinical experience for students and an opportunity to improve the health of complex patients.
JCIPE, interprofessional care, collaborative health, student hotspotting
Interprofessional Education | Medical Education | Medicine and Health Sciences
O'Sullivan, Sean; Schuck, Rebecca; Tonnesen, Sean; Sallade, Gabrielle; Osisek, Emily; and Ubhi, Avninder, "Bridging the Gaps: Team 6 Hotspotting Experience" (2019). JCIPE Posters. 5.