Teamwork is the Future of Health Care
The road to high quality and cost-efficient health care is paved with multidisciplinary research and team-based care. USF Health leads the way in this change by prioritizing teaching students how to work better as a team. “If you can combine physicians with nurse practitioners, PharmDs, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physician assistants, you’re going to be a much more efficient provider of care than if it’s a solo physician trying to do all that work,” says Charles Lockwood, MD, MHCM, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine.
Unique and Innovative
November 17, 2017
USF Health is recognized as a unique and innovative health care system with strong partnerships throughout the Tampa Bay region. With outstanding resources such as the Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) and the planned downtown expansion, USF Health has an interprofessional training platform with cutting-edge technology for its health students, residents, attending staff and community physicians. Dr. Lockwood says “it’s the team of the future for providing the highest value of care that can be provided.”
Providing the Best Patient Care
August 7, 2017
USF Health is committed to taking optimal care of patients. To do this, Dr. Lockwood says the goal is to thoroughly address patients’ concerns in a positive and consistent manner. It’s important to treat patients with evidence-based medicine that improves outcomes while lowering costs.
Electronic Health Records System Helps Improve Patient Care
July 17, 2017
Electronic Health Record systems help health care providers communicate and share important patient information. Dr. Lockwood says USF Health has integrated EPIC EHR, which is shared with USF Health’s primary teaching hospital. The system not only allows USF Health to keep accurate information about patients, but it also helps us considerably improve patient safety.
Challenges of Health Care with Dr. Charles J. Lockwood
June 30, 2017
Everyday lifestyle habits impact health care. Dr. Lockwood says modest lifestyle changes could have an incredible influence on the health of patients and overall health care costs. However, it’s up to everyone in health care to engage the community including local and state governments, churches and schools to reinforce a positive healthy living.
Changes in Health Care
June 15, 2017
USF Health embraces a patient-centered model of care. We have interdisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and physical therapists who coordinate treatment using electronic records to ensure the best outcomes. Charles J. Lockwood, MD, senior vice president for USF Health and dean of the Morsani College of Medicine, says focusing on prevention rather than treatment helps us achieve better outcomes at a lower cost.