As patient care delivery systems evolve and facility redesign occurs, innovative models of care delivery require clinicians to possess certain qualities for successful implementation of redesign efforts. Certain specific “CORE” abilities are key for all clinicians, They are: C: the ability to think critically, communicate, and collaborate with patients, families, and other health care team members. O: the need to be outcome-oriented, that is, striving to optimize patient and family outcomes along the continuum, R: realization of the value of research and the ability to use research resources to develop an evidence-based practice. E: the ability to keep abreast of a wide variety of clinical and other health care-related topics. Demonstration of these CORE abilities will increase a clinician’s opportunity to achieve professional success into the 21st century

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