Nursing – Innovative Model

 Research an organization that uses an innovative model of care. How does this innovative model affect interprofessional collaboration? How might this model contribute to the delivery of cost of effective health care? Make sure to identify the organization and model in your response.


Innovative Model

Different health providers organizations implement the use of different models to ensure that quality health care is provided to their patients. This paper will focus on the Mayo Clinic, which implemented the use of Advanced-Care-at-Home model for care. This model will deliver innovative, comprehensive and complex care to their patients at the comfort of their homes. 

In the medical field, providing quality health care services to the patients is always the key focus. Provision of such quality health care and a nice experience to patients requires a maximum collaboration between nurses and doctors. With the emergence of Advanced-Care-at-Home model, there have been several factors that have hindered the interprofessional collaboration. Lack of communication among them, knowledge about their colleagues, understanding of the others job among others hinders the interprofessional collaboration. Such factors create a negative feeling towards one another which will consequently worsen the quality of community care (Ohta, Ryu and Katsube, 2018). To understand a colleague’s competencies is crucial for effective collaboration; however, if this is not observed, it will automatically lead to poor performance in the Advanced-Care-at-Home model. Lack of Interprofessional collaboration can be costly since it can lead to disasters causing a fatality. 

The Advanced-Care-at-Home model has proven to be cost-effective in several ways. Mayo patients with previously manageable conditions will be able to transition to home care. This will enable the hospital to have fewer patients since the cost of maintaining inpatients is literary high.  The clinic will combine the use of advanced technology that will address efficiency and effectiveness through allowing regional health care systems to access an academic medical centre without the cost and infrastructure of a merge and acquisition model (Wald et al., 2018) The model ensures that patients remain at home and will receive care by their local providers even when complex medical issues arise. Through that, the clinic will not have to construct more infrastructure to accommodate the overwhelming number of inpatients.  Through work with well known and trusted academic medical institution, the local providers will also be able to enhance their brands’ proposition.   



Ohta, R., Ryu, Y., & Katsube, T. (2018). Challenges for Japanese rural home care workers in interprofessional collaboration: a qualitative study. Home Health Care Services Quarterly37(4), 313-324.

Wald, J. T., Lowery-Schrandt, S., Hayes, D. L., & Kotsenas, A. L. (2018). Mayo clinic care network: a collaborative health care model. Journal of the American College of Radiology15(1), 167-172.