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Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative

The AAMC, Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Primary Care Progress, and the Council on Social Work Education have issued a call for applicants for the Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative. The annual, six-month program trains interdisciplinary teams of students from schools around the country to apply a patient-centered approach to working with individuals with complex medical and social needs.

Participants will learn from pioneers in hotspotting on how to identify patients in communities with multiple complex health conditions who are high-utilizers of care. The program will allow participants to better understand the root cause of their patients' health care issues and how socio-demographic factors may play a role.

Teams are comprised of a wide range of professions, including: medicine, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, social work, public health, psychology, physician assistant, epidemiology, biomedical science, occupational therapy, health administration, medical dietetics, community health and business.

2016 - 2017 Hotspotting Cohort

The following schools participated in the Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative:

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Commonwealth Medical College (2)
  • Drexel University
  • George Washington University
  • Harvard University
  • Johns Hopkins
  • Ohio State (2)
  • Ponce Health Sciences University*
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rowan University, Cooper
  • Rowan University, Osteopathic Med
  • Rutgers University*
  • Southern Illinois (2)
  • SUNY Buffalo*
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • UNC Chapel Hill/Duke University
  • UNC Charlotte (2)
  • Uniformed Services University
  • University of California – San Diego
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Houston
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Nevada
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Utah
  • University of Washington (2)
  • Vanderbilt*Thomas Jefferson University

Hotspotting Resources

Have you noticed those patients that visit the hospital again and again, whose faces are now recognizable to you? Every hospital has these patients with complex care needs who are admitted four times or more in a six-month window.

Starting with one patient, you can gain insights into the root causes that lead to repeat visits to the emergency room or hospital. You can help these patients get better care. You can become a hotspotter. Use the following resources to better understand hotspotting and what you can do:

Notes from the 2014 cohort:

Click on the links below to hear directly from the students who participated in the 2014 cohort and learn about their experiences.

Ten Steps to Hotspotting Guide

Hot Spotting Cover

Download the Ten Steps to Hotspotting Guide

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