Tracey Earland, PhD, OTR/L
Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Earland is an Associate Professor of Occupational Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences. Her research and clinical interests include interprofessional Education and collaborative practice, evidence-based practice and translational research, complex social and health care, the role of occupational therapy in primary care. She has received the James B Erdmann, PhD Award of Excellence in Interprofessional Education, the Jefferson School of Health Professions Alumni Emerging Leader Award, and the AOTA Jeanette Bair Writer’s Award. Tracey has been involved as a faculty advisor to student Hotspotting teams for 3 years and currently serves as a Project Lead for Jefferson’s innovative Student Hotspotting Hub.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Workshop Description:Academic and community partnerships have the potential to create win-win scenarios for interprofessional learners, patients, and community members. This session will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn from the experience of the four Interprofessional Student Hotspotting Learning Collaborative Hubs, supported by the Camden Coalition and National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs. This workshop will provide all participants the opportunity to develop action-oriented goals for their own interprofessional academic-community partnerships. Academic and…
Our current healthcare system fails complex patients. Healthcare Hotspotting is the identification and engagement of the highest utilizing, most expensive patients, whose unmet complex health and social needs land them repeatedly in emergency rooms and hospitals. Coined ‘Super-utilizers’, these individuals receive services that are often ineffective. Student Hotspotting, pioneered by the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers in 2014, trains the next generation of health professionals to work in interprofessional teams to connect the most complex patients to patient-centered care…