American College of Cardiology (ACC) Healthcare policy statement on the role of Advanced Practice Providers
"The statement, which specifically focuses on the role of the advanced practice providers because they have the 'requisite education, training and experience to allow them greater autonomy,' outlines the capabilities of these providers in a team-based care model, highlights existing barriers and offers recommendations for improvement.
'The advancement of team care will require visionary leaders who can see the opportunities of the future,' write Richard Kovacs, MD, FACC, and Joseph Drozda, Jr., MD, FACC, in an accompanying editorial. 'The ACC will need more discussion, reflection and policy development on the many important and evolving aspects of team-based care... The first ACC HPS on team-based cardiovascular care should stimulate a revolution in the way we think of cardiac care, how we develop and validate team care methods, and how we disseminate knowledge of best practices.'"
submitted by Scott Luft, PA-C, NorthShore University HealthSystem