APC Practice Challenges and Opportunities Focus of WHA Conference – Join WHA September 13

July 10, 2018

On September 13, WHA will bring together those interested in examining the practice challenges and opportunities for integrated care delivery associated with the use of advanced practice clinicians (APCs). WHA Advanced Practice Clinician Conference: A Comprehensive Look at APC Practice Challenges and Opportunities for Integrated Care Delivery in Wisconsin is scheduled September 13 at Glacier Canyon Lodge at The Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells. Additional information and registration are available online.

Team-based care models that utilize nurse practitioners, physician assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists and other advanced practice clinicians (APCs) are increasingly important to integrated care delivery models in Wisconsin hospitals and clinics. APCs play a vital role on the teams that provide high-quality, high-value health care in Wisconsin.

The conference will provide a broad review of key regulations and payment policies, education and training, scope of practice, and onboarding and retention trends. “Successfully navigating integration of APC practice within a complex framework of federal and state laws, regulations and accreditation standards is vital in building the workforce and health care teams necessary now and in the future,” notes WHA Vice President, Workforce and Clinical Practice Ann Zenk. “It is essential for key stakeholders to have a common understanding of this framework.”

This one-day conference is designed for hospital and clinic leaders, clinicians in leadership and practice roles, human resources and recruiting specialists, and others who need to understand and navigate nuances, limitations and opportunities to support and maximize the integration of APCs within their organizations. Questions about conference content can be directed to Ann Zenk or Matthew Stanford. Registration questions call 608-274-1820.

This story originally appeared in the July 10, 2018 edition of WHA Newsletter