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Inpatient Advanced Practice Provider Collaborative

Inpatient Advanced Practice Provider Collaborative - Departments & Programs, Programs and Initiatives, Advanced Practice Provider Resources, Professionalism


The Inpatient Advanced Practice Provider Collaborative exists as a subgroup of the APP Council. The collaborative serves as a centralized inpatient APP practice group within UWHC working together with other multidisciplinary staff to improve care processes and quality metrics/outcomes associated with inpatient clinical practice.


  1. Develop internal APP communication strategies for all inpatient APP providers including, but not limited to, clinical and regulatory updates, hospital initiatives and educational opportunities
  2. Identify and/or develop mechanism for leadership, physicians, nursing, CNSs and APPs to bring forward issues to the inpatient APP collaborative group
  3. Increase knowledge and visibility of the inpatient APP role on the care team to patients/families, physicians, residents, medical students, nurses, other inpatient team members (OT, PT, pharmacy) and administration
  4. Identify and involve APPs in hospital and departmental quality measures/projects/committees related to inpatient care including, but not limited to DC Collaborative, Rapid Response Team, CLABSI, CAUTI, patient/family centered rounds, Transitions of Care and department quality committees
  5. Increase collaboration of APPs with physicians, nursing, unit leadership, CNS, pharmacy, social work and ancillary services
  6. Identify/develop, measure and improve APP-sensitive quality metrics and APP-run services adding high value care
  7. Improve APP role and scope optimization across the inpatient units consistent with high value (cost, quality and satisfaction) service to the UW Health system
  8. Identify and review inpatient policies and protocols that affect APP practice, and collaborate with respective committees to assure relevant and up-to-date reflection of practice, privileging, Health Link tools, etc.
  9. Develop mechanisms for ongoing education of inpatient APPs related to clinical, regulatory and operational aspects of inpatient care (billing/coding, inpatient grand rounds, etc.)
  10. Identify opportunities and capacity for APP students in inpatient setting


Chairs of Committee: Shea Lues, NP and Karen Birling, PA (alt Co-Chairs) and Dr. Robert Hoffman


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