Our healthcare environment is evolving at every level of care, and RDNs are a an essential resource for enhancing value. Whether you work in private practice, a hospital, or a physician clinic/PCMH, we must look outside of the traditional structure of both delivery and payment and be ready to prove our value to both internal and external stakeholders. While improving our understanding of healthcare delivery and payment models, we can seize opportunities to promote our profession and expertise no matter what setting you work in. We must learn to identify current priorities and be able to make a business case supported by compelling data. Demonstrating our value is a critical step in securing your future in healthcare regardless of your setting.
- Describe the shift in healthcare toward value-driven delivery and payment models, and how this affects RDNs.
- Recognize opportunities to promote our profession, expertise, and value.
- Identify key elements needed to validate why it makes good business sense to incorporate, or increase RDN services in a variety of healthcare settings.
Suggested Learning Codes: 1110/7120/7150/1070/1080/7200/7170
Suggested Performance Indicators: 12.2/3.2.5/8.2.5/14.2.7