Innovative Healthcare Delivery Model

Describe one innovative health care delivery model that incorporates an interdisciplinary care delivery team. How is this advantageous to patient outcomes?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) contains many provisions that seek to intertwine the quality of care with the cost of care. The current system is fragmented, without any single entity responsible for the overall quality and coordination of the patient’s care. Registered nurses are fundamental to the success of emerging patient-centered care delivery models. Three emerging care delivery models, in particular, are addressed in PPACA. These are the accountable care organization, the medical or health home, and the nurse-managed health clinics. (“New Care Delivery Models”, 2018).

In nurse-managed health clinics, the PPACA established a new grant program to fund clinics for the purpose of providing comprehensive primary and wellness services to underserved or vulnerable populations. NMHCs are nurse-practice managed by advance degree nurses associated with a college or university, a nursing department, social service agency, or an independent nonprofit health organization.

In the ever-changing health care field, much is being done to reduce costs, but improving patient care and access to care. Wellness programs at NMHCs will do much to prevent illness and disease before it occurs, providing for a better patient outcome while simultaneously reducing health care related costs.


New care delivery models in health system reform: opportunities for nurses & their patients. (2018). Retrieved from—final—haney—6-9-10-1532.pdf