The Vizient™ Center for Advancing Provider Practices (CAP2™) is a comprehensive web-based program that provides organizations with the knowledge and tools they need to optimally utilize advanced practice providers to improve clinical outcomes, reduce variation in practice and decrease cost.
Building effective provider teams to meet today’s value-based health care demands is more vital than ever. Advanced practice providers (APPs), including physician assistants (PAs) and advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), have become an integral part of ensuring effective and efficient care, especially as baby boomers age and the physician shortage becomes more prevalent. Health care organizations need to create infrastructures to support advanced practice providers and ensure that every provider is working to the top of their license.
CAP2 provides members with real-time access to organizational assessments and benchmarking reports for acute and ambulatory settings. Members also have access to web-based tools and resources, an annual CAP2 Educational Series, the Annual CAP2 Summit, and the ability to query other members through the AskCAP2 list server. Participants also network through various member-driven work groups and a Thought Leaders Council.
CAP2 offers five organizational assessments that allow leaders to assess the existing provider teams across 50 clinical practice areas in acute and ambulatory settings, and evaluate the infrastructure to optimally manage the utilization of advanced practice providers.
- Acute Care Organizational
- Core & Specialty Privileges
- Ambulatory Care Organizational
- Ambulatory Site/Clinic
- Leadership Structure More →
The CAP2 database includes interactive comparative reporting that allows participants to benchmark their practices within an organization or at the system, state and national levels. Selection criteria allow members to customize their benchmark reports.
CAP2 provides resources and toolkits for member use in the following categories:
- Billing & Reimbursement
- Building the Business Case
- Competency Assessment
- Credentialing & Privileging
- Human Resources
- Leadership Structure
- Role of APRNs and PAs
CAP2 offers an Annual National Summit to connect advance practice leaders, executive sponsors and medical staff office support teams. The annual summit brings together health care leaders from across the country to discuss topics related to optimizing the provider team. Click here to view the annual summit details. Additionally, CAP2 members can post announcement for events to the website.