Have you ever watched Bobby Flay on the Food Network channel
beat other chefs and cooks at their own specialty dishes? He always looks
shocked when he wins but on the way to the challenge he is confident in his
product. This is the exact same way that I see collaborative care models as
they face off to an existing method of care. However, like Bobby, there are
critical things one needs to appreciate about the context one is entering
before proposing changes to it. For example:
are their signature services? What do they take the most pride in already?
- Who is
most motivated for change within the system?
unique twists do you have on their service that would leave them
interested and appreciative and not threatened?
kind of space issues do they already have? Space is not a deal breaker but
how you provide your service in that space can be.
kind of training have you had in collaborative care that would make you
the best match for that setting?
innovations in billing are you aware of that will sustain your position?
These are a few thoughts to get the juices flowing. What
added ingredients do you need to bring to the table for a successful
collaborative care throw down?